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My mixer is leaking oil. last time we made bread dough in it it sounded kind of rough. we figured wiyh the heavy load maybe that was the rteason for the noise. when we moved the mixer to clean it, there was a little about a 2by 2 inch square of oil on the countertop. what can we do to fix this problem?

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Leaking of oil in a stand mixer is not necessarily indicative of a large problem.

Kitchenaid stand mixers are overpacked with oil to last the lifetime of the motor. If the motor sits idle for some time (is not used), the oil may begin to drip from the gears and settle. Oil leakage may primarily be seen from around the beater shaft or planetary action.

A stand mixer can lose up to a 1/4 cup of oil before it needs to be serviced.

It is recommended to run the mixer on speed 10 for 2 minutes in order to redistribute oil back into the motor. In order to prevent future occurences, this is recommended to be done every 3 weeks if mixer is not being used.

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