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Your mixer is leaking grease not oil. It is a simple fix. First you have to open the machine and regrease it. Once you have done that try replacing the gasket. Also, this particular mixer cannot be left on its side (some people store it sideways in a cabinet or under the sink) doing so will cause the machine to leak as well.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

  • misfitmechan Dec 03, 2010

    It would appear that if it is leaking gear lube, and I replace the gasket that I'd also need to replenish the lube, no? Need what gear lube to use to refill and instructions on refilling.

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