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Oil leaking, sounds like the problems folks are having with the K55 model

Do You have a manual, and is this something I could tackle at home.?

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  • 1Gooch Sep 01, 2008

    Exact same thing happened to me. I have an Artisan.

    Did you get any resolution as to type of grease/oil to use and how to install?



    Thanks,

    Gooch

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I've got the same problem, I put my mixer in a box when I moved and it must have gotten tipped over cause there was oil all over it that spilled out from inside. How can I crack this thing one and refill the oil and what oil spec does it need?

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Could you please describe the issue in more detail? Thanks.

In the meantime, I will see if I can locate a service manual.

Posted on May 24, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 01, 2008

    Hello,





    This thread has gone 7 days or more without a response.
    Please close the thread with a “FixYa” or “Helpful” rating.





    Or post back with latest developments, what steps you took,
    etc. and I will assist you further as best I can.





    Thank you.


    IrishDruid




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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.
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Just give Hobart a call, and they should be able to help you (if you're in warranty, sometimes even for free!). Their phone number (according to their website, www.hobartcorp.com ) is 1-888-4HOBART (1-888-446-2278)


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OK guys, let's try to solve your common problems first then the rest will become clearer.

The Hobart A200,,,,,,,, does not use oil! It uses grease! If you see oil, it's because the grease is separating the oil in the grease. Both machines have not been serviced for at least 5 years. That's about the lenghth of the lifetime of most greases. I recommend that you call Hobart and ask about their tech. rates. All bearings should be checked carefully for wear, as should the worm gear, seal, and the Bronze gear that it turns. The Planetary (mixing part), should be removed as well, cleaned. and inspected. Replace the seal on the planetary and on the mainshaft. Removal of all old grease is required, as it's no longer doing the job it was designed to do, will result in advanced wear, and is the actual source of your problems. The seals were designed to seal grease, not oil.

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Leaking of oil in a stand mixer is not necessarily indicative of a large problem.

Kitchenaid stand mixers are overpacked with oil to last the lifetime of the motor. If the motor sits idle for some time (is not used), the oil may begin to drip from the gears and settle. Oil leakage may primarily be seen from around the beater shaft or planetary action.

A stand mixer can lose up to a 1/4 cup of oil before it needs to be serviced.

It is recommended to run the mixer on speed 10 for 2 minutes in order to redistribute oil back into the motor. In order to prevent future occurences, this is recommended to be done every 3 weeks if mixer is not being used.
Exploded parts views for all mixers are available at www.kithchenaid.com. Click "Customer Care" in the upper right hand corner of the main page, and then select "Locate Manuals and Guides." You will need to enter the unit's model number exactly as it appears on the bottom of the mixer. It will be listed on a white sticker.

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