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Leaks oir or grease at shaft where beater attaches

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Eaking 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.

If you still feel as though the mixer is in need of service, you may locate Kitchenaid certified repair centers through the following link: http://caservice.kitchenaid.com/

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Professional 600 575 watts 6 qt. beater stem is loose and lets beater drop onto bowl.


b68be83b-c0cb-45d6-8d74-337f1cf098bd.jpgThe part you see is called the planetary, it has two shafts, the long one is called the center shaft and if it is falling off you need a new planetary, the second shaft (shorter) is called the agitator shaft (the beater attaches to it, if this is the culprit then1 you are not attaching the beater correctly2 the locking pin that the beater attaches to to hold it in place is missing3 you have way too much "gunk" build up on the agitator shaft and the beater is not attaching correctly4 if the beater falls into the bowl with the agitator shaft still attached you have three additional problems a) the snap ring a top the agitator shaft has broken off or come off which in turn means that
b) the gear at the top of the shaft has come off and may very well been knocked around and possibly damaged beyond future use which means that you will need a new one and also
c) the shaft pin that holds the agitator gear in place has come out or been broken also
the fix is easy and your parts cost $ will be from $30.00 to $80.00 dollars depending on which parts you need. Now before you get palpitations, cost are listed as a possible need
1 new planetary $30.00, you may not need
2 new agitator shaft and gear assembly $27.00, pretty sure that you need but maybe not
3 new gasket $6.00
4 new gear grease $6.00 KA says 2 oz. (don't buy a 2lb (26.00 bucks) can when you only need 2 oz).


Without more clarity or a picture I can't help further. but before you start tearing you machine apart go to the KA website and get a parts list for your mixer
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search.jsp?siteCd=KAD


let us know how you fare on this or better yet get us a little more info and we can help more.

Apr 17, 2013 | KitchenAid KP2671 Professional 6 Series...

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One of my blades is stuck and I can't engage the release


Make sure your Beater can slip in and out of the Beater Shaft
easily. Do not force the beater onto the Shaft if the shaft is bent.
If it cannot be removed easily by hand, use a soft rubber mallet
(not a steel hammer) to slightly tap the beater so it can be moved
up and down the shaft or from side to side. Then you can easily
turn the beater left and remove it from the shaft.

From Kitchenaid Manual:
To Attach Flat Beater, Wire Whip, or Dough Hook
1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug stand mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Slip beater onto beater shaft and press upward
as far as possible.
5. Turn beater to right, hooking beater over pin on shaft.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

To Remove Flat Beater, Wire Whip or Dough Hook
1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug stand mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Press beater upward as far as possible and turn left.
5. Pull beater from beater shaft

Jul 19, 2011 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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First time using bread dough beater It was hard to put on and am unable to remove


Make sure your Beater can slip in and out of the Beater Shaft

easily. Do not force the beater onto the Shaft if the shaft is bent.

If it cannot be removed easily by hand, use a soft rubber mallet

(not a steel hammer) to slightly tap the beater so it can be moved

up and down the shaft or from side to side. Then you can easily

turn the beater left and remove it from the shaft.


From Kitchenaid Manual:

To Attach Flat Beater, Wire Whip, or Dough Hook

1. Turn speed control to OFF.

2. Unplug stand mixer or disconnect power.

3. Tilt motor head back.

4. Slip beater onto beater shaft and press upward

as far as possible.

5. Turn beater to right, hooking beater over pin on shaft.

6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

To Remove Flat Beater, Wire Whip or Dough Hook

1. Turn speed control to OFF.

2. Unplug stand mixer or disconnect power.

3. Tilt motor head back.

4. Press beater upward as far as possible and turn left.
5. Pull beater from beater shaft.

Jul 17, 2011 | KitchenAid KSM90 Ultra Power Series Stand...

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Bread dough beater will not come off


Make sure your Beater can slip in and out of the Beater Shaft
easily. Do not force the beater onto the Shaft if the shaft is bent.
If it cannot be removed easily by hand, use a soft rubber mallet
(not a steel hammer) to slightly tap the beater so it can be moved
up and down the shaft or from side to side. Then you can easily
turn the beater left and remove it from the shaft.

From Kitchenaid Manual:
To Attach Flat Beater, Wire Whip, or Dough Hook
1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug stand mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Slip beater onto beater shaft and press upward
as far as possible.
5. Turn beater to right, hooking beater over pin on shaft.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

To Remove Flat Beater, Wire Whip or Dough Hook
1. Turn speed control to OFF.
2. Unplug stand mixer or disconnect power.
3. Tilt motor head back.
4. Press beater upward as far as possible and turn left.
5. Pull beater from beater shaft

Jul 17, 2011 | KitchenAid KSM90 Ultra Power Series Stand...

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My K45SS is leaking some kind of oil or grease from the part of the mixer above where the mixer part attaches. It otherwise seems to be functioning fine.


its gear oil from the gear box that the motor turns to make the beaters turn,you need to replace the seals or keep adding food grade oil before you dry out the gearbox and ruin it

Mar 09, 2010 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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My wifes Kitchen Aid ksmc50 (rrk90) mixer leaks grease/oil from the rotating plate that the beater/dough hook attatches to.The grease/oil leakes from around the outer edge of the plate as well as from...


the rotating plate needs to be pulled of and clean the grease out and only put two teaspoon dabs on ether end. to pull it of you will need to push the pin in the middle out and just lightly tap it back in.

Feb 15, 2010 | KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial...

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I have oil leaking from the beater shaft. a lot


TRY REPLACING GREASE IN GEARBOX AND MAKE SURE YOUR FELT COVER IS IN PLACE (AND CLEAN) THAT SITS UNDER GEARBOX.
**** KENWOODCHEFUSEDMIXERSANDSPARES

Jan 05, 2010 | KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Series Stand...

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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.

Dec 22, 2009 | KitchenAid KITCHEN AID 5 Quart Artisan...

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I cannot get the beater to lock in place. The


Hi VBPROSANDY, When you say beater, I assume you mean your flat beater. Are you having the same problem with your Wire Whip beater and dough hook? If you are not, then the first thing I’d do is look inside the flat beater’s attachment well, to see that there is nothing; i.e. hardened food, dough or batter, in the bottom of it that would prevent the agitator shaft and groove pin from seating properly. The flat beater has two drain holes at the bottom for drainage, but if these get plugged it may prevent accumulated ‘gunk’ at the bottom from escaping, and over time the buildup may prevent the beater from seating properly.
If you find the beater attachment well is clean, then from the KA Instruction manual, to attach the flat beater...
1. Slide speed control to OFF and unplug.
2. Slip flat beater on beater shaft.
3. Turn beater to left, hooking beater over the pin on shaft.
Finally, check the groove pin on the agitator shaft to make sure it hasn’t become bent so that it doesn’t fit the beater properly. Pins shouldn’t bend, but sometimes they do.
The beater attachment process should not require any effort as the agitator shaft should easily fit into the beater’s attachment well and easily turn to the left. Your planetary should not move during this process and if it does move it will take some effort on your part to turn it. The fact that you’re turning the planetary means you’ve turned the beater as far to the left as it should go to ‘lock’ it. When you get this far, let go and the beater should fall into place on the groove pin.
Good luck. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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Dec 06, 2009 | KitchenAid KP2671 Professional 6 Series...

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Motor turns and the top shaft turns as does the grinder attachement but the bottom shaft does not turn. The grease is clean (no metal filings) I can't figure out how to remove the main shaft to see were it...


sounds like you sheared the key on the on the ptanetary to main shaft. remove planetary of mixer. you will see how main shaft is keyed to planetary. replace key reassemble , and you will be mixing agian, dont forget to vote, thanks, monomoy

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