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Oil leak In the course of a week a drip of oil appears under the joint just behind the chrome ring where the attachments are fixed and in front of the 2 bolts. Is this a major problem and any ideas for a cheap fix, the repair companies I have contacted refuse to come out to a non-commercial location and in any case want an arm and a leg for a repair? Many thanks for any help.

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  • Blue Skies Oct 24, 2007


    Thanks for the help but I'm not sure if I was clear enough. I have circled the drip with blue. It seems to be coming from the seal behind the planetary action.

  • Blue Skies Oct 26, 2007

    Many thanks for your help, will try the first suggestion . . . .sounds much easier

  • Blue Skies Oct 26, 2007

    Many thanks for your hlep, I'll try the first suggestion, sounds much easier!

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Hi,its no big deal--the mixer is filled with grease and its coming from the planetary.if it is bothersome remove the drip cup (silver ring) then you will see a roll pin that holds the planetary onto the main shaft.get a small punch and knock out the pin.if the planetary doesnt drop down use 2 flat head scewdrivers and pry it down.clean out the old grease and put in new grease.you can buy it from hobart or get a white lithium grease from an auto parts store.

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    anthony james Oct 25, 2007

    sorry,thats the transmission case sealed to the motor housing.two suggestions.go the cheap way and clean the seem up real good with alcohol and caulk around the seem with transperant caulk.a little leak like that i wouldnt worry about,theres plenty of grease in that trans case.second case--you can seperate the trans case from the motor and seal it yourself and since your in there clean out the trans and put in new grease.it is labor though,i can step you through it.

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