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Lubrication Hi What type of lubricant is used for the gear mechanism and planetary gear? Mark

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You will find a grease food grade the sparepart number Kenwood use is: KW630879

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Leaking oil


To remove the planetary you knock the silver pin out with a punch. There is no 'oil' as such in the machine. Sure it is oil but it is breaking down out of the grease. It is harmless and food grade so nothing to worry about. The grease should not have got to the point it needs replacing until it is about 5 years old. I would remove the planetary and wipe the shaft clean and any excess inside the planetary remembering that you do need to leave some lubrication on the gear teeth in there.

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What kind of oil use this


I came across a manual for a Blakeslee f-40 60 80 and here is what it said. Hope this helps

Lubrication
The planetary and spiral-beveled gears are self-lubricated for life. The lubrication used is micromly grease and must be re-applied if gears are replaced. The transmission uses Mobil "delvic 1" synthetic oil which should last the normal life of the mixer. No lubrication is required for the auxiliary drive hub.
If lubrication is applied to the auxiliary hub a grease-like substance will possibly leak out causing damage to the product.
Applications of any lubrication will Void Warranty.

berkelsalesservice.com/PDFs/DD-40_60_80.pdf

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My mixer is about 15 years old works well except


Hi BCPSBT. You say your mixer growls at slow speed. It could be that it’s time for an oil (lubrication) change. KA packs your mixer’s transmission with enough grease to ‘last a lifetime’, but depending on the age (in this case a middle-age appliance) and usage (you don’t indicate) of your mixer the grease breaks down into its constituent parts: oil and additives. Over time, the additives will thicken and provide less lubrication to the transmission gears and this is probably what is occurring now.
If you are DITY type person, feel adventurous, and your mixer is not under warranty you can troubleshoot it yourself. Be sure you have the Parts List manual on hand. If you are lacking one, you can download it from the KA website http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/home.
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> and select “Consumer” for User Type, then enter the 6 character Model Number, in your case use K45SSW select Parts List (1) and then check to see it this matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 4 & 5 for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer, along with all the parts. For starters, you should consider reordering the gasket (Illus. No 19) and O-ring (Illus. No 34). With the mixer apart and transmission exposed, you should be able to confirm how well the lubrication grease is distributed and doing its job. Also, once apart you can check for any other unseemly wear and tear on the gears, including the planetary and agitator shaft gears.
When you re-grease the gears and assemblies, you should use a food-grade grease that you can order online (although I’ve seen automotive bearing grease used too – your call).
As far as parts go, here are five potential online vendors in no particular order: RepairClinic.com; mendingshed.com; searspartsdirect.com; partstore.com and Grainger.com (for grease). Prices can vary widely between vendors, so do some comparison shopping.
Finally, here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites, their excellent pictures, descriptions, and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer, should you decide to go that route.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution was helpful, please rate it, thanks! – hslincoln

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I have a KSM90 that is about 8 years old. It started leaking oil and the top of the mixer goes down into the bowl too far and it 'drags' the attachment along the bottom of the bowl and makes a generally...


Hi,

It sounds like the Planetary Gear assy. has gear lubricant leaking into it from the gear case above it. This may not be that unusual so there may be 2 possibilities or a combination of both. The Gear Case is directly above the Planetary Gear assy. It is filled (sort of) with a food grade (assuming...I hope) grease that is necessary to keep things lubed. There are fiber washers and possibly an o-ring in the shaft assembly which should keep the grease from migrating toward your food. The Planetary Gear assy. is the part that rotates around on the business end of the mixer. It has a bronze bearing that is intended to run without lubrication. However it is a wear point and if worn sufficiently, could allow escape lubricant from the gear case above to drip into your mix. The Kitchen Aid Service Manual is a good source of info. You can get it as well as complete diagrams of the internal parts at:
http://www.goodmans.net/get_item_ka-4162075_kitchenaid-mixer-4162075-planetary.htm

You can also get parts and the KitchenAid Service Manual.pdf at:
http://www.mendingshed.com/kitaidparts.html

I know if it was my mixer, I'd give it a look. They're good tools and worth the effort!

Good luck.

DZII

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Making noise in planetary gear area. we have a l 800 hobart mixer just purchased ,has wirring noise planetary gear area ,i 'm quite sure it is common wear from use , but want to repair...


The noise you are describing sounds like the noise associated with the pinion gear meshing with the ring gear in the planetary. Depending on the age of the unit, some noise is to be expected. The lubricant used in the planetary is different than that of the main transmission and is not visible without disassembly. Again, depending on age of the mixer, your planetary may have a small amount of oil and a pump to bathe the gears or just a generous amount of grease applied to the gears. The only way to properly inspect the planetary is to remove it. Depending on your luck, this may be 20 min job or several hours. It all depends on the ease of which the planetary releases from the main center shaft. Should you decide to tackle this job yourself let me know and we'll do our best to assist you. Several knowlegeable techs monitor this area of the site.

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Lubricant leaking from planetary gear


use a lithium based gear grease

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Whining noise in plenetary gear


Hi. Lubrication of the planetary is essential for your mixer. If you're still under warranty (1 year) call Kitchenaid for a replacement mixer but don't tell them that you disassembled anything.

If out of warranty, locate Chevron FM ALC EP-2 food grade grease for your mixer AND the planetary.
If you haven't already done so, go to kitchenaid.com, click on customer care, then click on manuals search. Enter your full model # in the search window and locate the parts list for you mixer. Download it, it will assist you with your servicing and will have all the part numbers for your mixer. If you need a new trans housing insist that it be METAL!

I would also remove the transmission cover, inspect it for cracks if it's one of the cheap plastic housings. If you find cracks, you have more problems with potential internal damage caused by these cracks as this housing supports two important gears and shafts. When it fails these gears skip and cause damage to the gear cogs and bearings. Kitchenaid's replacement housing is made of metal. Hopefully all you need is the planetary greased.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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Noisy Hobart N50 Mixer


First, there is a double set screw (one on top of the other - if they are both there) towards the back of the planetary.

Remove the first screw, it should have a normal tip, not pointy. Run the mixer in 1st and adjust the screw, first out then in. Then repeat in 3rd. You should clearly hear a difference.

If not, you probably need to repack the grease in the transmission. The proper grease is called "Darina II". It's expensive ~ $35 per mixer.

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Hobart A-200 serial # ?


Hi. Your mixer was manufactured in 1967. If you plan on keeping it, take the outer cover off, gently remove the two metal dust caps with a small screwdriver and look into each opening with a good flashlight to determine the quality and amount of grease in the trans. case.

Ideally the grease should almost fill the space with no oil visible. If you need to look further, I suggest that you open up the transmission cover, to determine the condition of the grease that lubricates the transmission. If you find that oil is seperating from the grease. you would do well to remove all of the oil and old grease and replace it with either Shell Darina EP-2, or Chevron FM ALC EP-2 grease. It's a messy job, but it will add years of life to your mixer.

Check the planetary seal, remove, clean and regrease the planetary gearing. With a mixer of this age, you never know if it has ever been serviced since it's manufacture or not. The grease must totaly encapsulate the trans. gears. As the grease breaks down it's level lowers and it leaves some of the upper gears without lubrication, and will result in preventable wear.

Good luck! If you found this solution helpful, please rate it. ricardok45

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How do i lubricate my 20 qt Hobart mixer and what kind of oil do i use?


you can call your local hobart branch for the part number,but you use lithium grease in the unit.in order to change the grease the transmission needs to be opened and so does the planetary. i service these mixers alot i work for hobart.if you need any more help/questions let me know.

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