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I have a kitchen aid 5 at. Mixer when I use my grinder attachment I notice oil/ grease on shaft what is that caused from

When I use grinder attachment for mixer there is dark oil or grease on shaft and inside of grinder

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Sounds like a problem with the bushing around the accessory drive. If still under guarantee take it back and get it sorted. If out of guarantee take it to an authorised service centre.

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How to use food grinder attachment


The mixer's planetary is not disconnected when the meat grinder is attached and continues to turn.

If the noise you hear only occurs when the grinder is in place, then the grinder may be assumed to be the cause. Consult the meat grinder's instructions and make sure that nothing is loose or overtightened.

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What type of grease can you use in your kitchen aid mixer, and also where can you buy it. Thank you.


KitchenAid uses Shell Darina #2 grease. If you're seeing oil, it's probably because the oil has separated, and should all be removed and repacked with new grease. It is available for sale for $4.20 per tube (14 oz). With that said, the official position from Kitchen Aid is:

Normally, your mixer has enough lubrication to last the lifetime of the appliance. If through some mishap ( mixer is tipped during shipping or storage) oil leaks from the drip ring or shaft area, it can be attended to at a local authorized KitchenAid repair shop. Losing a teaspoon or 2 is nothing to be concerned about, but if there's 1/4 cup or so lost, your mixer will need repair. You may feel free to contact us at Customer Service for the most up to date listing. Call 1-800-541-6390.

If you really want to get into this, a web page discussing this situation is posted here. Of course, disassembling the mixer will void your warranty.

I hope this helps. Please rate my reply "4 thumbs up" if you're completely happy with the info. Thanks!

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Kitchenaid mixer leaking oil from head.how to fix it.


It's not oil, it's grease. Here is a very detailed article on how to add grease to the mixer. After you have added some new grease and tightened the screws it will stop leaking. The temporary fix is to simply remove the chrome ring as is done in the picture on the attached link, clean out the oil and stick it back on till it fills up again. It is called a drip ring for the reason that it catches the oil component of the grease which drips from the gasket when the screws loosen:
http://www.artisanbreadbaking.com/discussions/kitchen-aid.htm

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Food grade grease is what Kitchen Aid put into the gearbox originally. They do supply it as a spare part if you cannot find it as a non Kitchen Aid part.

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MY MIXER IS LEAKING GREASE OR OIL FROM THE HEAD THAT TURNS THE MIXER. WHAT IS THE FIX? IS THIS A FIXABLE PROBLEM? CAN I FIX THIS MYSELF?


I'm assuming yours is an older model with the tilt-head feature.

It's not oil, it's grease. Here is a very detailed article on how to add grease to the mixer. After you have added some new grease and tightened the screws it will stop leaking. The temporary fix is to simply remove the chrome ring as is done in the picture on the attached link, clean out the oil and stick it back on till it fills up again. It is called a drip ring for the reason that it catches the oil component of the grease which drips from the gasket when the screws loosen:

http://www.artisanbreadbaking.com/discussions/kitchen-aid.htm

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Having trouble removing beater from shaft... HELP


These are held on with a bayonet attachement. You need to rotate the beater to disengage from the shaft.

I would recommmend using a brass pin punch against the tang on the beater and tapping it with a SMALL hammer to rotate the beater.

Once the bayonet is disengaged, it should walk off the pin. If it doesn't you might have to use some penetrating oil like PB Blaster.

IN THE FUTURE put a light coat of mineral oil or food-safe grease on these mating parts to avoid the probllem in the future.

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When I turn my mixer on, grease drips/runs out


Hi BAKLAENE. Sorry to hear about your mixer’s leaking grease (oil) from your planetary/agitator shaft (‘metal finger’). It can be a distressing sight, but there’s no need to panic.
If the amount of oil found leaking is small and if your mixer otherwise works normally with the missing oil you really don’t need to take your mixer apart to ‘fix’ it. The good news, though, is that you can take the mixer apart and 'fix' it, if you feel it is necessary.
The internal gears are factory packed with enough grease to last a 'lifetime', whatever that means? Depending on the age of your mixer – 6 years, where it’s been stored and how heavily it’s been used; these factors all will eventually cause the grease’s base oil to separate from its hardening additives, with the resultant oil seeping from openings beyond the gasket and “O”-ring and generally follow the path of least resistance down to the lowest point, i.e., the agitator shaft. Gravity can be very insidious.
What should you do? For starts just clean your agitator shaft and pedestal with a sponge and hot, soapy water (DO NOT immerse your mixer in a sink of hot soapy water, though!).
The inspection and troubleshooting of the inside of your mixer is a DITY capability, particularly if your mixer is out of warranty, which it is. Just be sure to have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website: http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use KSM90P, and select one of the files listed under Parts List (check to see it this matches your mixer model).
Turn to pages 4 & 5, titled “Case, Gearing and Planetary Unit”, which provides and exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. Locate Illus. Nos. 18 and 32. For starters you may want to order these replacement parts: Transmission Case Gasket (Part # 4162324) and “O”-Ring (Part # 67500-00), along with gear grease. Look for a ‘food-grade’ grease (Lithium grease is white, although the original grease is vanilla extract colored - a very good description, BTW).
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com. Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
Also, while your mixer is apart it would be ideal to check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your KA mixer yourself.
Here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble, repair, re-grease and reassemble your mixer.
Finally, if you feel this is beyond your capabilities and will be too difficult to do by yourself you can take your mixer to a local small appliance repair shop and have them troubleshoot and fix your mixer. KA Customer Care can provide you with the name and phone # of the closest authorized KA repair shop in your area or you can do a Online web search, but be sure to get at least three estimates before deciding to commit to one repair shop.
Good luck. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! – hslincoln

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