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Kitchen Aid Mixer leaking grease around beater shaf

Mixer works well and looks new but starting to leak oil and getting a bit noisy. Would it be a gear or gasket problem? The model is #K45SS and wondering if parts would still be available. Appreciate any info you could give!

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  • djfrailey Jun 24, 2009

    I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. I have not taken the mixer apart yet so I don't know if it will fix the problem.

    Do you now what kind of grease Kitchen Aid uses in case I need to add some?

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Yes there are still pars avalible. the model will change but the internal parts are the same for the most part. there are screws on the back of the mixer. two on the metal band and one on the top of the motor houseing. open the mixer up you may want to disconect it from the base of the stand. to do this. see where greese is comming from. i dont think that it has a gasket you will see the gears and lots of grease you can take you finger and re smear the grease on the gears. but unfortunatly you may never get rid of the new noise. mine has been grinding for years. i use it 2 to 3 time a week. it works fine except for the noise which to me is not a big deal. if you need any parts you can get them from kitchen aid I hade to replace a gear once. (making to much pasta)
but they are easy to replace.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • chrisbock Jun 24, 2009

    Berring Grease the kind that you would use in a grease gun or when you pack berings for you car get it from an auto parts store

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