Question about Food Mixers
KitchenAid uses Shell Darina #2 grease. If you're seeing oil, it's probably because the oil has separated, and should all be removed and repacked with new grease. It is available for sale for $4.20 per tube (14 oz). With that said, the official position from Kitchen Aid is:
Normally, your mixer has enough lubrication to last the lifetime of the appliance. If through some mishap ( mixer is tipped during shipping or storage) oil leaks from the drip ring or shaft area, it can be attended to at a local authorized KitchenAid repair shop. Losing a teaspoon or 2 is nothing to be concerned about, but if there's 1/4 cup or so lost, your mixer will need repair. You may feel free to contact us at Customer Service for the most up to date listing. Call 1-800-541-6390.
If you really want to get into this, a web page discussing this situation is posted here. Of course, disassembling the mixer will void your warranty.
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Posted on Jan 13, 2011
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