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Kitchenaid 250 watts k4ss mixer

Makes grindind noise,does it need oil or greese

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Re: kitchenaid 250 watts k4ss mixer

The repair manual says that the mixer can make this grinding sound at slow speed, like stir or 2. This is normal, especially until it warms up. This is the sound of the gears turning at slow speed.

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