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Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer leaking grease


That would normally signify that that particular part is getting hot. Try and get inside that head and clean the old grease off and replace with High Melting Point Grease. This is the sort used on car wheel bearings.

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My mixer seems to leak once in a while a light tan colour liquid from where you put the mixers in the round chrome ring around that on the inside.


Your mixer has a vegetable based lubricating grease in it, that grease can separate from time to time. One way is non use the other way is end of life from normal use.

If you do not use your mixer regularly, get a towel and put it on the counter, get your mixer and turn it upside down on the towel (to protect the finish) turn the mixer on while holding up the mixer (balance it) run the mixer for 2 minutes on speed 6, shut it off and turn the mixer rite side up and turn on again for 2 minutes, then repeat the process at least once. If your mixer continues to leak your lubricant is at end of life and it needs to be replaced along with a new motor housing gasket. KA will service it for you for about $100 dollars, you can do it yourself but it requires a full tear down of the mixer, you may have an "after warranty" service tech in your area but you will have to look for small appliance repair shops. If you do it yourself it will cost you about $20.00 bucks and a roll of paper towels as it is really messy. There are videos on utube that will show you how. The process I described above is a simple re-mix of your existing grease and in at least 60% of mixers I have repaired this is the problem with leaky oil / grease, it will last two or three years before it starts to leak again, longer if you do not use your mixer much, The grease is food safe and will not hurt you or anybody that may eat a recipe that might have a drop in it. But yes; I know it isn't really appealing to have grease dripping in your cooking. So the first thing to do is try and remix your existing grease, then try baking with it, if the drip has stopped your OK for a few years. If not you need to re-pack the grease and change the gasket.


Also the existing gasket is fiber and when the machine is put together the screws that hold the upper and lower motor housing parts together is not torqued down very hard (that is intentional on KA's part), the weight of the upper motor housing is about ten pounds and after years of having the mixer sit on top of the gasket it compresses and allows the grease liquid, (once it separates), to leak out and to get all over the place.


If you do decide to take your mixer apart you might try to just tighten up the screws that hold the two pieces together and try the re-mix process, that solution works on about 20% of all mixers I have repaired. Do this if you don't want to spend the 20 bucks on parts and grease. Let us know if this helped.

Mar 17, 2013 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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We replace the motor and found it gets pretty warm to hot when using for awhile approx. 10 mins...and it started to leak oil.. we were told the person who replaced the motor used the wrong grease.. th


NOT TRUE!!!! the re is actually no oil in your mixer it is a vegetable base food safe gear grease. It separates after time and use and just need to be re packed and a new gasket installed. There is a quick trick to try to see if your mixer grease is at end of life or just separated from non use.

Turn your mixer upside down on a towel on the counter and turn it to speed six for two minuets then turn rite side up and run for two minuets again then do the process again at least one more time, if the leaking grease stops dripping then you have successfully re-mixed the grease if it continues to drip then your grease is at end of life and needas to be repacked. If it stops you will be good for another few years. i would suggest that you do the remix before you use your mixer if the remix works, even though you use it to grind meat it may be that you are still not using it enough through the year. So before mixing re-mix. Hope that helps, if you are at end of life on your grease you will have to do a tear down to clean all old and re-pack with new and a new gasket, Cheap to do but rather messy a two roll of paper towels job. nice thing is because it is vegetable based it washes right up with mild soap and water from all surfaces and your hands and your clothes, but don't wait to wash the clothes as it will stain if you leave it too long.

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Laid down kitchen aid mixer for a couple of hours leaked a little oil


Your mixer has a vegetable based lubricating grease in it, that grease can separate from time to time. One way is non use the other way is end of life from normal use.

If you do not use your mixer regularly, get a towel and put it on the counter, get your mixer and turn it upside down on the towel (to protect the finish) turn the mixer on while holding up the mixer (balance it) run the mixer for 2 minutes on speed 6, shut it off and turn the mixer rite side up and turn on again for 2 minutes, then repeat the process at least once. If your mixer continues to leak your lubricant is at end of life and it needs to be replaced along with a new motor housing gasket. KA will service it for you for about $100 dollars, you can do it yourself but it requires a full tear down of the mixer, you may have an "after warranty" service tech in your area but you will have to look for small appliance repair shops. If you do it yourself it will cost you about $20.00 bucks and a roll of paper towels as it is really messy. There are videos on utube that will show you how. The process I described above is a simple re-mix of your existing grease and in at least 60% of mixers I have repaired this is the problem with leaky oil / grease, it will last two or three years before it starts to leak again, longer if you do not use your mixer much, The grease is food safe and will not hurt you or anybody that may eat a recipe that might have a drop in it. But yes; I know it isn't really appealing to have grease dripping in your cooking. So the first thing to do is try and remix your existing grease, then try baking with it, if the drip has stopped your OK for a few years. If not you need to re-pack the grease and change the gasket.


Also the existing gasket is fiber and when the machine is put together the screws that hold the upper and lower motor housing parts together is not torqued down very hard (that is intentional on KA's part), the weight of the upper motor housing is about ten pounds and after years of having the mixer sit on top of the gasket it compresses and allows the grease liquid, (once it separates), to leak out and to get all over the place.


If you do decide to take your mixer apart you might try to just tighten up the screws that hold the two pieces together and try the re-mix process, that solution works on about 20% of all mixers I have repaired. Do this if you don't want to spend the 20 bucks on parts and grease. Let us know if this helped.

Oct 19, 2012 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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What kind of oil use this


I came across a manual for a Blakeslee f-40 60 80 and here is what it said. Hope this helps

Lubrication
The planetary and spiral-beveled gears are self-lubricated for life. The lubrication used is micromly grease and must be re-applied if gears are replaced. The transmission uses Mobil "delvic 1" synthetic oil which should last the normal life of the mixer. No lubrication is required for the auxiliary drive hub.
If lubrication is applied to the auxiliary hub a grease-like substance will possibly leak out causing damage to the product.
Applications of any lubrication will Void Warranty.

berkelsalesservice.com/PDFs/DD-40_60_80.pdf

Jun 27, 2011 | Blakeslee F-20-CA Stand Mixer

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How to oil kitchenaid stand mixer


First disconnect the power. After this You will need to disassemble the unit by first removing the access panel at the rear of the unit. Now you can remove the siler band around the mixer. Remove this and then also remove the screws around the upper housing. After removing these, tilt the unit to reveal two more screws. Remove these and now you can remove the upper housing by lifting the housing while slightly twisting it. After this is removed you can now see the main gears and the motor. To grease the inside gears, you will need to simply move the old grease that has been moved around and put it back onto the gears. I would also inspect the grease very carefully as sometimes there can be chunks of plastic or metal in it. Whirlpool puts more than enough grease inside the mixer to last its entire life, and the only time you ever really need to change it is if your gears have been destroyed and now is contaminating the grease.Hope this helps.

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Nov 07, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Leaking oil where beaters connect


Hi Maureen. Your K45SS needs to be serviced. The old grease and the oil that has separated from the grease must be removed and the unit cleaned. If you, or someone you know, are up to the task, go to mendingshed.com and download the Kitchenaid Service Manual. This very thorough manual will assist you with the task at hand and with future repairs.

The replacement grease I recommend is Chevron FM ALC EP-2. This is a "Food Grade" grease which is non-toxic should some drip into your mixer bowl at a later date. The planetary gearing should also be removed, cleaned and regreased.

Go to kitchenaid.com, click on Customer Care and click on the Manuals button. In the search window, enter your model number thusly, k45sswh and download the parts drawings for your mixer. These drawings will give you an "exploded view" of your mixer and will come in handy if you need to order parts. Mending Shed also sells replacement parts.

Once your mixer is back in service, run the unit for a couple of minutes every week, this will help keep the oil suspended in the grease and extend the life of the grease.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

Apr 08, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Adding oil to the k45ss


Hi. Goto www.kitchenaid.com enter your model # into the search window, look for the parts catalog for your mixer. Download this file. It will come in handy if you ever need to order parts, and will give you an overview of your mixer.

Goto www.mendingshed.com and locate the free Kitchenaid Service manual. This manual contains all of the info needed to service your mixer.

Finally, your mixer uses grease for lubrication. When you see oil dripping, it means that your mixer needs to be re-greased as the oil is separating from the grease base. I recommend Chevron FM ALC EP-2, this is a food grade grease that is non-toxic should you get some of it's oil in the mixing bowl at a later date. Remove the old oil and grease remnants from the mixer, including the planetary unit. You can remove the planetary by tapping the tapered pin out of the shaft. Clean and re-grease. After you've completed these tasks, run the mixer for a couple of minutes every week to keep the oil in suspension. This will extend the life of the grease.

Good luck! If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. ricardok45.

Mar 29, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Food made with KitchenAid Stand mixer tastes like grease


The likelyhood of grease coming from the mixer is extremely small. As long as the beater & bowl were washed first and the shortening you used was fresh, there shouldn't be a grease taste.

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Kitchenaid mixer leaking oil


Some of the oil has separated from the grease inside the transmission, the grease should be replaced. You don't need a total dismantle,. simply remove the top cover and the transmission housing. Remove as much old grease as you can, then replace it with grease from Kitchenaid Parts, or locate a Shell Oil distributor in your area, you want Shell Darina XL EP-2. The oil that came out of your unit probably won't be enough to do immediate damage, but because it's separating, it's becoming less effective. It'a messy job to remove it but will add years of life to your mixer. If you find this solution helpful, please rate it. Good luck. ricardok45

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