How To Fix A KitchenAid Stand Mixer That Is Leaking Oil




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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. Thank you.

SpiritBear12: I have one of those mixers, bought it brand new at least 12 years ago. I do not use it very often but it now sounds "dry" when I do use it, however, I have never seen any oil or grease leaking out of it. I figure it's about time I change the grease inside of it, it can't hurt on a machine that old.

Mike E: Nice, thorough job. Someone suggested listing all the tools needed up front - not a bad idea. I made a list while reviewing the video before starting. It didn't take 20 minutes start to finish. Thank you.

Stephen Garfield: I just followed your easy instructions and it worked like I was a pro. Thanks a bunch.

Stephen Fullerton: Very handy info. Saved me lots of time hunting and figuring this out on my own.

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!

MOLRobocop: Thanks for the DIY. Tuned up my mixer nicely.

Dave Pearl: Thanks that did help now I can fix mine

Melissa Cartwright: I have an older model kitchenaid that needs the cord replaced, but does not have the snap in wiring tabs like the newer models. The wiring runs under the motor. How do I replace this? I have looked all over the internet, with no luck. It is a Hobart K45 model mixer. 

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!

Jokull Gislason: Very helpful, thank you for posting this.

Terry Nelson: Great video, I was wondering what I was going to do because I recently became aware that this was happening with our kitchenaide mixer and thought I was going to have to take it to a repair shop to fix it. This video makes it look "simple" and straight forward as to how to fix it and as soon as I can find a supply of appropriate grease I will take on this project myself. 

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?

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!

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.

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.

Madridme3: Excellent, informative video without loud music or other foolishness! Thank you.

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 cake. (thaticannowmakethankstoyourvideo!)

Cape Catboat: Thank you so much for posting this video! I was heartbroken when I saw that my Kitchenaid was leaking. 

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 small amounts. 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.

Sharon Cocanougher: great video. I changed the grease and now it wont come on at all. ???

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! 

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!

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. 

Fred Cardella: Nice video very easy to follow!

Mark Webb: Does this demonstration work for Model RRK150???

Terry Webster: Thanks for the simplicity of a good machine and the repair. Great tutorial.

Gertrude Sever: Thank you. I changed the grease put it back together and it works just fine.

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

LeRoy Kottke: Great video! Thanks a lot Mark.

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.

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. 

Lisa Corbin: Is the direction the same for the lift up mixer vs the tilt back?

Michael Thomley: Check out this video on YouTube:

David Dulansey: Thanks so much to you! Great video!!

Brian W: Fantastic Video! Easy to follow. Q-tips are great for cleaning out the hard to reach places. Thank you eReplacementParts.com!

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. Thank you.

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 !!!

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!

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?

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 fingers. Thanks!

Carl Sellers: That was probably one of the best videos on a repair that I have seen! Good Job

Mary L: Are you kidding me! With the price of this Kitchen Aid nothing should be leaking ever!

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?

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

Angie Serritella: Awesome video! Very helpful! Thank you:)

Jen Woodring: Is the fix the same for non-tilt head mixers? ( I haven't had time to see the whole video yet, so please forgive me if you did mention it) Thanks so much for posting this- I live in the desert and my grease breaks down from being stored in a hot kitchen climate with not enough cookie-making.

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 casing. 

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 came out.

nancy rhodes: Got most of it it apart... re-watching re the Planetary gear part.. Great video inspired me to try and fix my own (broke the carbon brush... repair place said to take the head off... so this video is my guide)
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