Question about KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

1 Answer

Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer

My wives kitchen aid mixer started to leak a small amount of oil/ oily substance for the mixer head (where the beaters are attched) what is this from and how can I fix it? thanks Tim

Posted by Tim Domka on

  • 5 more comments 
  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I have the same problelm, oil leaking down from mixer head, a real puddle.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    mine is leaking a lot. It only runs out when you flip the head up.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Mine leaks from all around the top near where the paddle or whisk attaches.  This happens not only when I use it but also when it is sitting and not being used.  I don't care how "safe" the grease is, I don't feel good about using it, especually when I have to constantly watch it for leakage.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    replace kitchen aid hand mixer cord

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    kitchen aid classic stand mixer wont turn on

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Got it out fine but can't get it back in

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I have a K5-A stand mixer. This morning it decided not to turn on. What's wrong?

×

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

I have this problem too -it is rather common if you search the web. There was a suggestion posted on this site about what to do. See http://www.fixya.com/support/t125253-mixer_leaking_oil I have also read about other people taking it to a Kitchen Aid repair place where they repacked the grease for about $45. I took mine apart and there is gobs of grease around the gears. Right now I am still trying to figure out what to do. I am going to have my father look at it to see what he thinks since he is good with motors. The Kitchen Aid web site says that the grease is FDA approved, so at least it's not going to kill you if a little gets in your food. Their suggestion is to take it out and run it for about 5 minutes at least once a week. They say it leaks if it is not used often enough. That logic doesn't make much sense to me, but you could try it. Mine seems to leak more when I run it because the grease heats up and liquifies more. I hope that helps. I'll let you know what happens with mine, once it's fixed. Lisa

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

  • Brenda Kennedy
    Brenda Kennedy Nov 30, 2013

    that is great news if you need to find grease for your mixer Amsoil

  • Brenda Kennedy
    Brenda Kennedy Nov 30, 2013

    Amsoil carries the Food grade grease

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
1answer

Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixer beater stops when it touches anything.

Very much the symptom of a worm (follower) gear needing replacement. Three are videos of this posted on the net and you can find the Service Manual at:

http://www.kitchenaidparts.eu/documents/pdf/service-manual/classic-svc-manual-new-email-version.pdf
0helpful
1answer

I have kitchen aid stand mixer and i can't get the beater to attach because the button is stuck??

The button doesn't move. You must push the beater up beyond th notch and turn it while pushing up.
1helpful
1answer

My KSM150PSS Kitchen Aid started leaking a brown oily substance from under the large metal ring that surrounds the rotating part that holds the beater "peg." What is going on? Can it be fixed?

Kitchenaid says to run it on high speed long enough for it to warm up well, then turn it upside down- I'd leave it upside down overnight.
The grease in the gearbox, over time, will separate into oil and heavier grease- mixing them together again and letting them run back to the top of the gearbox should take care of it.

If not, come on back and we'll go through the whole disassembly procedure.

lp
0helpful
1answer

Kitchen aid mixer

take off the chrome ring around the rotator. remove the screws that were hiding under it. pull off the rotator and replace the "O" ring on the shaft.
0helpful
3answers

Food made with KitchenAid Stand mixer tastes like grease

The likelyhood of grease coming from the mixer is extremely small. As long as the beater & bowl were washed first and the shortening you used was fresh, there shouldn't be a grease taste.
0helpful
1answer

Kitchen aid mixer leaking yellow oil is it repairable it still tu

It can be. This may require replaing the plate that the shaft comes through, since there is now enough play to allow the grease that is in the nead to leak through. You can find the parts online, but be ware, it involves tapping out pins and undoing many screws. Manuals are available online at Kitchenaid.com
0helpful
1answer
0helpful
3answers

K45SS leaks lubricant

I went to Kitchen Aid'sKitchen Aid's web site and had an on line chat with a tect support person name Jessica. She told me that if the mixer is not used a small of oil will leak out. to fix the problem you must run the mixer for a few minutes every month or so. This seems to work.
Rick
2helpful
1answer

Can't attach beater to kitchen aid

good day,
hope this link below will solve your problem.

kitchen
Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer Logo

2,202 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Food Mixers Experts

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1756 Answers

eyecam

Level 2 Expert

100 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76823 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Food Mixer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...