ThriftyWitch: I watched the how its made video on the work that goes in to these mixers
and now if mine breaks down due to grease I can fix it my self. Thank you
so very much for taking the time to do this video. You did so and tell
amazingly. I give you ##### 5 hash tags. hehe
Justin Brown: the retaining pin is stuck on mine...
Portamer Marketing: Is there a way to repair the power lever? When I turn on the stand mixer,
on the low speed, it mixes very fast. Please help. I have flour everywhere.
Gilles Morin: Many thanks Mark,
Your instructions are excellent and so easy to follow. You saved me time
Terry Whitaker: A very useful video. I've noticed recently that the planetary shaft (to
which you attach the mixing pieces) has a golden/yellow oil on it. It's
not leaking from the beauty ring, but coming straight down the shaft. It's
extremely slow, perhaps one drop per month. If mine is the same problem
you describe here, is it possible to get a smaller container of grease?
Yours appears to be 2 lbs, but you seemed to use only a fraction of that.
The rest would just go to waste if I bought a big tub like that. Do you
package it in single-use quantities (i.e. exactly enough for one grease
Jax Sargent: Thank you for this detailed and thorough video!!! I was able to follow it
and I'm mixing again. Keep up the great work.
Sean Upton: I replaced my worm-follower gear about one year ago, cleaned well, new
grease. Last time was first tear-down, only saw dirty grease and stripped
gear. One year later, stripped worm-follower gear, four problems I don't
remember seeing last time: liquified grease/oil leaking, very
congealed/rubbery oil stuck in bevel gear grooves, and some oxidization of
some kind of metal in the grease (turquose color at each tip end of the
worm-gear shaft), and gear housing screws looser than I remember tightening
them. I used a food-safe bio-based "food machinery grease." Is it
possible that the separation of the grease is symptomatic of the metalic
components introduced into the grease, not my choice of grease itself?
Thomas Shellabarger: Great help! but.... the speed of the mixer since I've 'fixed' it is fast
and nonadjustable. what to do?
Jeffrey Jackson: Thanks for the great video! Never would have tackled this without some
Mike Sullivan: This video was really helpful, a perfect guide for grease replacement!
HowTo fix a latch which doesn't catch:
My latch wasn't catching, so the mixer would pop up even after trying to
lock it. Put the lid in the up position, you'll see a set screw on the lid
where it hinges to the base. Screw that in some more, put the lid down and
re-test the lock. If it still won't catch, tighten a bit more and re-test.
Alice Tisthammer: Used your video yesterday to clean and repack the grease in my Kitchen Aid
mixer. LOVED your step-by-step approach. I watched and paused as I
worked. WHAT A MESSY JOB, though! I was glad I wore gloves! Your video
was a HUGE help!
I also used a small, flat wooden stick (like a popsicle stick) to get the
grease out of the areas that were too small for the putty knife. Worked
Also had a little difficulty getting the hole for the pin (on the planetary
gear) to come down, so used a pointed tool to work it down to where I could
line it up.
bath room: I'm not able to get the pin out. Is there a trick to this? Is the pin
Mr Miller: Just did this, thanks: great tutorial, no probs!!
Mike Howeth: I did this repair and now I plug it in and it won't turn on. Please help!!
Torrakay: Would it be necessary to replace the gasket if the mixer is leaking oil?
I'm being told yes, but your video doesn't illustrate this. Just
wondering if I need to repair the gasket or if replacing the grease will
suffice. Thanks for any advice and great video!
Beth Ravel: Thank you so much for this video, it was a tremendous help. However, I'm
trying to reassemble the mixer and cannot get the motor housing down no
matter what I do. The housing sits about an inch off the base. I tried
turning the planetary gear, but it won't go down. I tried removing some of
the new grease thinking maybe there was too much and the gears couldn't
match up because of it, still nothing. Any ideas of what else to do without
taking it to get serviced? Please help!
stacie1121: Thank you!! This made the repair so easy. I bought a used mixer at a swap
meet for $15. With this video and the cost of grease I have a perfectly
working KSM90 300 for $30!!!
Tessa Rollins: Here's my Tuesday night excitement. Hopefully it will do the trick!
eReplacementParts.com: Thank you for watching our video and leaving a comment! We are glad that
our video has helped you so much! This strain relief that is on your mixer
is shaped like a circle with cut off sides. Using a pair of blunt nosed
pliers, turn the strain relief to the left. This should bring the retainer
to the opening on the housing allowing you to pull it out. To reinstall
just go in reverse.Thanks again for watching!
infringinator: Is this pretty much what kitchenaid would do if I sent it to them? And
should I replace the grease after so many years, or just when it leaks?
Peggy Schnurr: Very helpful, thank you so much. When this happened, yesterday, as I was
about to begin my Christmas baking my first feeling was one of "panic" -
thanks for helping.
Cadistra: Thank you so much for this video! I inherited a mixer from my parents, and
noticed it started leaking. I was so worried I'd have to get a new one...!
:s I'll order some grease online and take an afternoon to do this. Thanks
again for saving a much beloved $350+ mixer!
Archimedes Bakes: This video was very helpful.....my KitchenAid is leaking a little bit of
oil...probably (as you said) I haven't been using it as much...more
cookies! Thanks for the information! :)
ashleyharliescooby: Worked like a charm!
Jeffrey Lebowski: Just wanted to say thanks again for a helpful video. I replaced the grease
in mine about two years ago but I used high temp wheel bearing grease
instead of the OEM grease. I actually posted a link to your video today for
a forum member who needed help with his leaking mixer. Thanks!
Scott Wellman: Thank you so much! Was able to fix my wife's mixer in no time and made her
extremely happy! Great instructions!
wjbean: Excellent. Just what I was looking for.
paremphasis: You, sir, are a GOD. I started taking mine apart and thought, mayyyybe I
should find out how to do this.
Edie Fields: thank you for answering my question on the color of the grease, I will be
happy to do my mixer now instead of being fearful because it's a different
color than in the video.
eReplacementParts.com: In our "How to Fix a KitchenAid Mixer That Isn't Spinning" video, you will
learn helpful tips that can determine which gear is giving you problems.
Buster33065: Thank You Excelent Job
Ryan Norton: Great video thanks!
Nicholas Mancini: I have my Kitchen aid for 25 years it make noise when I'm mixing dough
should I repack it with grease?
Dan Compton: great video man! I thought I was going to have to jump through all kinds of
hoops to address this issue but I can see how easily I can fix this myself
thanks to you. Kudos!
Aristocob: Excellent video! This is just what I came to YT tonight to find. Thanks!
Marek Zywolewski: I loved this video,it safe me money and my mixer
ea6bflyr: Great video, but instead of replacing the OEM grease that will eventually
separate again, I've chosen to use TRI-FLOW Food Grade PTFE Grease that
will not separate over time...and I will not have to replace separated
grease in a few years.
javon phelps: I am so thrilled to be able to fix my mixer myself. The material was so
clearly presented and by playing and pausing the video while I did the work
was just like having you here to instruct me. Thanks so much!
eReplacementParts.com: The grease that we use can be found on our website as part #4176597. This
grease is food safe. Thanks for watching!
SDlocal: Works great good video!
nonnapam: We just paid 75 dollars and drove an hour and a half each way to have this
problem solved. Going to save this!
steveho79: Mark How do you fix a electric drill with leaking oil? Steve
Cap'n Jan LastName: Thanks so MUCH for this video! I purchased a second (spare) K45SS from eBay
and when I received it, the 'head lock' was jammed. Using the video I was
able to take it apart and see right away what was wrong! I do have one
question, if you have a moment: My current working K45SS has a cord with a
different sort of 'strain relief' piece and it was not possible for me to
remove it. Is there a trick to it? It seems to be wedged in there pretty
eReplacementParts.com: On your model you need to remove the four big screws to remove the head off
of the stand. Once that is done you will see two more screws that hold the
upper and lower housing together. A trick that we use in the shop, once the
housings are apart, is to put the lower housing back on the stand and put
in one of the big screws finger tight so that you perform the maintenance
more easily. Thanks for watching!
racsito39: Supposing that the density of the replacement grease is the same as the old
one, you can weight it, I guess...
George S: I love the video. It is clear and understandable. Unfoutunately I am unable
to remove the Planatery Gear. I have pryed, pulled, and added so much I was
afraid I'd damage the shaft. I can pull the housing down so that the gears
seperate but no further. I can push it back up, so I reassembled it. Any
suggestions as to how I can remove the Planatery Gear?
eReplacementParts.com: @laurazelinski Glad we where able to help! I am even happier we where able
to help you save some cash! Thanks, -Mark
Renee DeRobertis: Hi great video, but before I take mine apart I am wondering if my problem
might be something different. My machine is squeaking a lot while in use.
Does it need more grease?
eReplacementParts.com: @MrMarkzollo Thanks for watching! -Mark
eReplacementParts.com: We're very happy that so many people have found this video useful. Thanks
for all the feedback everyone!