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My stand mixer was stored on its side and leaked oil.

My mixer was stored on its side and leaked oil. How can I replace the oil?

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KitchenAid uses a vegetable based grease inside of their mixers, it is a food safe grease. Because of this if you do not use your mixer often and over time the grease inside the mixer can begin to break down, and an oil will leak from the mixer.

What you will need to do is take the mixer apart, clean out the old grease and replace it with new KitchenAid grease, it is also recommended that you replace the gearbox gasket.

We are one of KitchenAid's largest service centers in the US, everything we sell is Genuine KitchenAid replacement parts.

Here is a link to the grease on our website: http://www.mendingshed.com/kagrease.html
And a link to the gearbox gasket: http://www.mendingshed.com/mixergasket.html

Also to aid you in the repair here is a link to the KitchenAid service manual for your mixer. this will show you how to take the mixer apart, replace the grease, and reassemble the mixer. http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mendingshed/kitchenaid6qtservicemanual.pdf

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%204176924.pdf

You can see that there are 5 screws holding the upper and lower gearcase together. They pinch the gasket number 26 together and prevent the oil and grease from leaking. Remove the chrome ring by prying gently around the ring. You will see the 5 screw heads. Tighten them and the leaking will stop.

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Hi AQUACLAY. For starters, for your next move remember to tell your packers to pack the mixer upright...J
OK, to answer your main question, your KA mixer’s internal gears are factory packed with enough grease to last a 'lifetime', whatever that means? Depending on the age of your mixer, where it’s been stored and how long it's been idle and/or how heavily it’s been used; these factors all will eventually cause the grease’s base oil to separate from its additives, with the resultant oil seeping from openings beyond the gasket and generally following the path of least resistance down to the lowest point, i.e., the agitator shaft. Gravity can be very insidious. Of course, laying our mixer on its side offers a whole bunch of other exits points for the oil. With that much oil lost, you definitely want to replace the transmission gear grease at some point in the future.
The good news is that this can accomplished quite easily (OK, maybe with a little effort) by yourself if you are a DITY type person, and feel adventurous and your mixer is not under warranty. Before you start to disassemble your mixer, be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you're lacking one, you can download a PDF version from the KA website at: 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 KSM50P (Your KSM5 mixer falls within this manual), and select the first file KSM50P.pdf (438.31 KB) listed under Parts List (4) and then check to verify 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. Besides replacement grease you might consider replacing the Transmission Case Gasket (Illus. No. 26) and “O”-ring (Illus. No. 53), too. I’d also check to make sure there is no oil residue lingering where the oil leaked when it was lying on its side during the move; particularly if it leaked out of a brush hole on the side of the mixer head. Oil and electricity don’t mix, so here’s the opportunity with your mixer apart to wipe down the path the oil took to ‘escape’.
Here are five potential vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com; and Grainger.com (for grease). You should search for ‘food grade grease’ online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call). Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do some comparison shopping.
Once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, etc. It can be messy but quite gratifying to diagnose and repair your mixer yourself.
Finally, here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer. The mixers displayed in the links are different KA models, but the principles are the same.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
Good luck, I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
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