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Leaking "oil" (?) from motor down toward beater

Ongoing problem getting worse. Leak is mostly dark brown oily stuff. I have not oiled the motor or done anything to try to solve this problem except to continue to wipe the "faceplate" above the beater.

There also is what appears to be a little rusty looking rim around the mixer head.

Anything I can do? Mixer is about 8 years old. Bought new.

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  • carolynb108 May 17, 2010

    Anyone got any other ideas? I really don't think that moisture in the motor is the problem. The mixer head has not been submerged or wiped off with drippy cloths.

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All you have to do, is to perform some service on your mixer. i suspect some oily must have entered. I can try to lead you through the process but Kitchen Aid is not an easy machine to repair and some parts are broken easily if not removed properly. First remove the chrome ring near the drive shaft. There is a pin that has to be removed next to the main drive shaft. This has to be driven out. Then remove the four screws that hold the unit together. You will probably find that there is a plastic gear that is stripped and you will have to drive out the pin that holds the assembly together. Remove the shaft and gear. do some cleaning, then reassemble.

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Posted on May 17, 2010

  • Muzahura Frank May 20, 2010

    I hope my solution above was of some help...

  • carolynb108 May 21, 2010

    Thank you! Your instructions were very good and with the rim off I certainly found the source of the oil. I'm cleaning and thinking that will solve the problem (at least for another few years!)



    Carolyn



    P. S. Makes me mindful of the mess along the Gulf coast. I've been hearing a lot about cleaning up oil leaks lately.

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Hello my name is Heath it will be my pleasure to assist you. The problem is moistue getting into the case. Be careful when whiping the macine down as if you get water into the case it will rust inside and eventually cause the rusty water to run out. You can try using a hair dryer to heat the top of the case real good till all the moisture is out it will take some time but it should work to get the moisture out.

Posted on May 16, 2010

  • carolynb108 May 16, 2010

    What about the oily stuff? It is leaking to the point of dripping down toward the beater (& soon into the bowl). The rust isn't that bad, and seems like a hair dryer would make the oil drip more freely.

  • Heath Moyer May 17, 2010

    The problem is the moisture in the motor housing you will need to use something to dry the moisture out of the case like a hair dryer. I didn't mean use the hair dryer while makeing food with the beater but when it is not in use use a hair dryer or something to get the moisture out of the case then next time the moisture and oil will not come out whne you use it next.

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