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MY kitchenaid mixer has always oozed oil but suddenly today I can no longer attach the dough hook. The spring doesn't want to move enough for me to attach it. It was fine yesterday.

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The oil that is "oozing" is actually grease. If it is laying on its side the grease will leak out but isn't really an issue. If it is leaking while the machine is right side up, it usually means you have a problem with the seal. When it comes to the spring not bending allowing the attachments to lock onto the shaft, that is a bizarre problem as the spring is just tension and isn't internally attached to anything inside the machine. If you want you can replace the planetary gear but that seems a bit drastic just for the spring. We usually recommend 1800Parts for parts and accessories because they carry EVERYTHING! So the seal they might have but I would bring the machine to someone to look at the planetary gear to make sure everything is in working order. If you are in New York you can bring it to us.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • tomnrose Dec 20, 2010

    My mixer also oozes grease, when right side up. Another problem I'm having is that the motor head starts to shake side to side when I increase the speed and not because the batter is too stiff.

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