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Kitchenaid mixer leaking oil & attachment scratching the bowl

My kitchenaid mixer is leaking dark oil right from where the attachment is inserted (the outside of the rotating part). also, the attachment is hitting the inside of the bowl & scratching it. it seems as if it's not alligned anymore. my mixer is 7 years old but it's barely used. what is wrong with it? and can it be fixed?? thanks!

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There is an adjustment screw and a system for setting it. You can find a video of it here (or just a ton of people who know all about these mixers). I just found it while trying to troubleshoot the same problem for my wifes mixer.

http://forum.kitchenaid.com/forums/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=196

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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SOURCE: kitchenAid stand mixer is leaking alot of oil

ok, there are 4 skrews holding the body together on its white underside( or what ever color you have.) after you get those there are like 9 or 10 little skrews under a shiny rig that goes around the shaft that does all the work in the bowl. pull the ring off and take out those skrews. after that... well i have to find out for myself how to fix the oil leak! good luck and if you find out let me know! BTW here is a link to the service manual.

http://store.mendingshed.com/k45map.html

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid mixer makes a clanging noise

Hi. If your mixer is under warranty, call Kitchenaid. They are very good at replacing mixers under warranty.

If you are out of warranty, this is where the fun begins, NOT!

Remove the silver band from around the top of mixer. Remove 4 screws that secure the top cover, remove cover and at the front top of the machine locate the transmission cover. Inspect this cover carefully for cracks. If you find cracks in it...You have just discovered Kitchenaid's dirty little secret. A cheap plastic transmission housing! The failure of this cheap part is the cause of all of the rest of the damage inside the mixer, which may include a destroyed worm gear and shaft, destroyed bearings and their seats. You're not alone. I estimate that thousands of these plastic parts have failed causing great damage to the rest of the mixer

Kitchenaid's replacement housing is made out of metal. If you feel up to the task of repairing the mixer yourself goto the Kitchenaid website and do a search for the parts catalog for your mixer model, these will assist you with disassembly, reassembly and parts ordering.

If you're not up to the task, take it to an authorized repair place once you have put the cover back on.
Even if you're out of warranty, you may be able to have Kitchenaid pay for the replacement parts, they did for my mixer. Be persistent with them and try to get to a manager with your complaint. This cheap piece of plastic has no business being installed on a high-priced machine.

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

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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Hi. Goto www.kitchenaid.com and do a search for your model#. Look for the manuals tab, locate and download the parts list for your mixer. These drawings will assist you with disassembly and reassembly. Remove the Planetary assembly by driving out the single pin that holds it to the mainshaft. Clean and regrease it too.

Over time the grease in your mixer will begin to separate into oil and harder grease base. It's time to remove as much of the oil and grease as possible, and then regrease.

To extend the life of your grease, run your mixer for a few minutes every week to keep the oil suspended in the grease. If not used for a long time, the oil will seprate.

I recommend using Chevron FM ALC EP-2 food grade grease, and after 5 years or so when it begins to drip, if you get a few drops in your bowl it won't matter much, in comparison with a petroleum grease that you shouldn't eat at any time.

Goto www.mendingshed.com and find their free Kitchenaid Service Manual and download it. This manual covers your mixer.

Regreasing your mixer isn't difficult, it is however, very messy to clean and regrease, so keep plenty of paper towels, rags, etc. handy. Latex or rubber gloves will help.

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

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Beater rubs bottom of mixing bowl.

JOE:You don’t say if you have a ‘tilt-head’or a ‘bowl-lift' mixer, but you can easily download a PDF version of your Owners Manual from the KA website (http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home).Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals& Guides> and enter the 6 character model number (in your case, use KSM90P)and select the last file listed that appear under Owners Manuals:KSM90PSWW0.pdf (2930.74 KB)and save that file to your PC.You’ll need to have Adobe Reader to be able to open it. Turn to Page 11 and you will find the instructions for adjusting the mixer head height.I have extracted the instructions below:
Beater to Bowl Clearance
Your mixer is adjusted at the factory so that the flat beaterjust clears the bottom of the bowl. If for any reason, the flat beater hits thebottom of the bowl or is too far away from the bowl, clearance

Tilt-Head models
• Unplug mixer.
• Lift motor head.
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• Turn screw (A) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flat beater or clockwise (right) to lower flat beater.
• Make adjustment with flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl.
If you over adjust the screw, the bowl lock lever may not lock into place.


Bowl-Lift models
• Unplug mixer.
• Place bowl lift handle in down position.
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• Turn screw (B) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flat beater and clockwise (right) to lower flat beater.
•Make adjustments with flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl.

I hope this helps! –Howard, Burke, VA
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Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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