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Oil leaking I have have my Kitchenaid stand mixer for about 6 years. I am happy to say that all has gone well up to now. Let me tell you here that i take excellant care of my Kitchenaid mixer because i waited until i was in my 40's to get one.  :) I was getting ready to use my machine when i notice oil coming down the paddle. I of course had not even started the machine up. I tilted the machine head in the up position to have a look. Yes! it was oil. This had never happened before. I did use the machine. YES i did. I needed it and i had to take a chance. I have used it a few times over the last few mths and on occassion i find small amounts of oil on my finger. I of course check the machine all the time. Here is the problem, (1) i need to have the schematic of this machine before any opening of it can be done. (2) I called Kitchenaid to try and find a repair person in my area. Well i was shocked to find out that i would have to drive three hours to have my machine even looked at. Then drive 3 hours home and wait for them to tell me how much the repair woould cost only to drive back again, you can see the problem here. So i would also like to know if there are any repair persons in the Detriot Michgan area. I live in Canada but Detriot is a lot closer. I sure hope you can help. Wishing you a happy Holiday And happy New Year Heatehr

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See this thread. http://www.fixya.com/support/t125253-mixer_leaking_oil

There is a link to a schematic drawing of the unit listed as well. Just take it apart. Inspect gasket, clean up some of the liquid oil put back together. After taking this thing apart it very easy to see why it would leak. There is 10x the amount of grease needed. Hope this helps.

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