inger klekacz: Thanks for this video! The only thing I would suggest is that you start the
video by listing the tools you'll need for the project. I found myself
scrambling for second screwdrivers, a punch, etc. And I ended up using a
corkscrew to fish the shaft out from the center of the planetary unit.
Off to make some cupcakes!
Denise Caspell: I just noticed my 15 year old mixer doing this, leaking oil. Unfortunately
it hasn't been used much since last year we were moving at the holidays.
Although watch this horrible site of grease, I will not hesitate to do
this to ensure the longevity of my investment in this mixer!!!! Thanks for
sharing, knew there would be an answer to why it was leaking
Gary Roberti: Can't thank you enough for posting this how-to video. My mixer suffered
from both issues, not enough use and when I do use it, I use it until it
heats up a lot! Great job and very well done.
hcrawford: Great video! The only hassle for me was on reassembly- realigning the
planetary to insert the pin was a bit more of a hassle than portrayed (I
used a thin nail to get it started), and I needed a rubber mallet to get
the beauty ring into place. Otherwise, top notch!
Gertrude Sever: Thank you. I changed the grease put it back together and it works just
John Riley: Extremely helpful! I was just given a Kitchen Aid from someone who hadn't
used it in quite a while. I tested it and found the grease leaking just as
described here. You did an excellent job of walking us through the repair.
Stephen Fullerton: Very handy info. Saved me lots of time hunting and figuring this out on my
Mary L: Are you kidding me! With the price of this Kitchen Aid nothing should be
Jokull Gislason: Very helpful, thank you for posting this.
Scott Bond: My brand new mixer was leaking black oil but it was coming out of the
attachment hole. I don't know if this was because we were chopping onions
and potatoes in the chopper attachment and maybe we were pushing down too
hard? But I hope this doesn't keep happening.
Kathleen Kalb: Just did this to my 15 years old machine that had been leaking oil. It was
a messy job, but with rubber gloves and lots of paper towels, my machine is
working wonderfully again. Thank you!
Midge Davis: I have spent the last hour trying to remove the pin from the shaft out of
the planetary gear with no luck. I have even frozen it trying to reduce
the shrink fit. Any ideas?
Henry Martinez: great repair vid. followed your instructions and repaired my mixer that had
been out of commission for 2-3 years! saved a bunch of money and mixer is
back on line. not a huge deal but i agree that listing the tools required
in your text box or in the beginning of the vid would be...the icing on the
buddenbo: Thank you very much for this very clear and easy-to-understand tutorial. I
purchased a used mixer today and wanted to go through and totally refurbish
it. You made my job very easy. It's much appreciated!
Christopher Krueger: Fantastic. My wife wanted to replace it or send it back to the factory.
My only suggestion would be to put on disposable gloves to remove the
grease and then thoroughly pack the grease into the gears with your
Sharon Cocanougher: great video. I changed the grease and now it wont come on at all. ???
Brian W: Fantastic Video! Easy to follow. Q-tips are great for cleaning out
the hard to reach places. Thank you eReplacementParts.com!
Rhonda Rayburn: Thanks, I was able to fix my mom's mixer in less than an hour and it had
not been used for at least 3 years because of the leaking grease. Rhonda
Rebecca Oprish: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! For less than $20, I have my mixer back!
And just in time for Christmas Eve cookie baking!
spinspinsugar369: Although you posted this in 2010, THANK YOU for making this video and
sharing it. My 18-yr old mixer just did this and now I know how to
disassemble the unit properly to do maintenance on the mixer without
costing a lot of money to do so.
TheMrGeisel: Watched the video and have the mixer all apart. What kind of grease do I
use to replace the worn out stuff. Looked on your website but could not
find any. Thanks for your help.
Lisa Corbin: Is the direction the same for the lift up mixer vs the tilt back?
Terry Webster: Thanks for the simplicity of a good machine and the repair. Great tutorial.
Mark Webb: Does this demonstration work for Model RRK150???
Cape Catboat: Thank you so much for posting this video! I was heartbroken when I saw
that my Kitchenaid was leaking.
Larry and Kay Henney: Awesome video! I am a 50+ woman and was able to be successful in fixing my
mixer. Every step was spot on and easy to follow. I actually needed 1/2
pint of grease, which is 2 quarter pints, product code 4176597-QP (QP =
quarter pint). Thank you for sharing this process!
Dave Pearl: Thanks that did help now I can fix mine
Madridme3: Excellent, informative video without loud music or other foolishness!
pennyflyers: Hello,just wanted to say thanks for the video,I bought a K 45 stand mixer a
few weeks ago that was in pristine condition at a yard sale for 50
dollars,It is so nice i had my wife make me a slip cover for it,anyway i
wanted to change the grease it and your video made that task very simple,5
STARS to you thanks again.(:(:(:(:(:
Michael Thomley: Check out this video on YouTube:
Carl Sellers: That was probably one of the best videos on a repair that I have seen! Good
Fred Cardella: Nice video very easy to follow!
Ela Maier: Mark, you make the grease replacing seem so easy ( I almost jumped on my
stand mixer to do it myself, but I will leave it to my husband ) EXCELLENT
WORK !!! LOVE IT MARK...THANK YOU !!!
Edy Schmeady: Great video. Thank you so much for posting it.
I replaced the grease as instructed but it is leaking again already but in
I did not see any evidence of broken gaskets or other parts when I replaced
the grease. My mixer is an Epicurean stand mixer and the grease is showing
up where the mixer attaches to the base.
Alan Lyle: Wow really great video. Easy to understand and follow the step by step
instructions. Thanks again and God Bless.
David Dulansey: Thanks so much to you! Great video!!
chris319: I greased my K5A and it started leaking oil about a year later. I figured
the grease was too new to have separated, so I replaced the rubber o-ring,
KitchenAid part #67500-55, as well as the pin people have trouble driving
out, part #9707223. Being a Hobart-era K5A it is at least 35 years old and
still purrs like a kitten. It is a worthwhile investment to get a 5/32" pin
punch to drive out the pin. It can be difficult to get out. I used some
Liquid Wrench and after a lot of banging it started to move and finally
kazooless: The pin in my mixer would not push out no matter how hard we tried. I
finally drilled it out. Is there a part I can get at the local hardware
store to replace it? I don't know the exact size and dimensions?
tshowler11: I have a lift bowl style kitchenAid. My upper housing case only has 2
screws to remove. It appears to still be attached near the rear of the
Paul Hora: Thank you so much for the excellent video! Just found out that I need to
replace the grease and this is so helpful.
Neil Saunders: \having replaced the grease, when on a low-lower speed, there is a whining
sound. What could be causing it?
Da Br: OK, I replaced the old grease with new white, food grade grease. That will
probably fix the leaking problem BUT it still vibrates intermittently, is
still loud, and now when I stop the motor, it squeaks to a stop faintly
resembling the skidding wheels of a train (only quieter). So that's new.
What could I have done to cause that?
I did open the screw with the bushings but somehow I doubt that caused the
problem. Any guesses?
Angie Serritella: Awesome video! Very helpful! Thank you:)
Drake Dorosh: +Jen Woodring
My wife wanted me to fix her mixer around halloween. These tasks often get
away from me. Saw your question about a bowl lift type. You may have
already watched this one. Your gear box has an internal cover not the whole
top like this one. I couldn't make out if the "beauty ring comes off" in
the following video to fix the lifting crank on your model. Still this one
will give you more insight.
How to Replace the Bowl Lift Arm on a KitchenAid Pro 6 Mixer
Replies are suspended for your one month old comment but I felt like making
a comment anyway.
I ended up getting a smaller container of food grade grease and not the
kitchen aid kind.
Stephen Garfield: You made this seem easy Thanks.
Red Door Realty: my mixer is leaking a dark grease mostly from the post that the mixer
attachments attach to. It then will drip down the middle of the attachment
and into the food mix. I haven't really noticed the grease coming from the
beauty ring (maybe a little). I have still been using it but now I watch it
closer and wipe off any drips before it gets into the food. Now I am seeing
that it almost looks and sounds like it is skipping or slipping gears when
mixing? And is little wobbly. Please help
LeRoy Kottke: Great video! Thanks a lot Mark.
Teresa Schell: I've used this video before when replacing the grease in my kitchen aid
mixer. This video is a great video and very simple and easy to follow.
Jim Ranes: Thanks Mark for your exemplary demonstration on how to replace the grease
when the light oil separates from the grease in the gears! Well done!
Mike Scone: Great video and very helpful!! My mixer was making a grinding sound. also
the two black knobs on the speed control and lock switches broke off. So I
needed to find how to make it sound better and get to both knobs. So I put
new greese in the mixer and the new knobs in it and it sounds and looks
like new. Thank you!!!
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