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!
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
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
Mary L: Are you kidding me! With the price of this Kitchen Aid nothing should be
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.
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!
Terry Webster: Thanks for the simplicity of a good machine and the repair. Great tutorial.
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.
Cape Catboat: Thank you so much for posting this video! I was heartbroken when I saw
that my Kitchenaid was leaking.
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.
Madridme3: Excellent, informative video without loud music or other foolishness!
Fred Cardella: Nice video very easy to follow!
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!
Jokull Gislason: Very helpful, thank you for posting this.
Gertrude Sever: Thank you. I changed the grease put it back together and it works just
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.
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?
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.(:(:(:(:(:
David Dulansey: Thanks so much to you! Great video!!
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?
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?
Sharon Cocanougher: great video. I changed the grease and now it wont come on at all. ???
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.
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
Stephen Garfield: You made this seem easy Thanks.
Carl Sellers: That was probably one of the best videos on a repair that I have seen! Good
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.
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 !!!
Alan Lyle: Wow really great video. Easy to understand and follow the step by step
instructions. Thanks again and God Bless.
LeRoy Kottke: Great video! Thanks a lot Mark.
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!!!
w bechdel: thanks so much I was able to replace the grease but i cannot get the beauty
ring to stay on any suggestions
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)
Marya DeBlasi: Hi mark, et al.
My mixer is leaking from the planetary gear.
Do you suppose I should follow the same procedure, or could the problem be
Lisna Utama: Why my kitchen aid mixer hinge is so hard to push in? Please help. Thanks
Alan W: thanks for the great video! I couldn't have even started without your
knowledge..one thing that I did also was to lay the unit upside down for a
1/2 hour or so and let the old oil that sits in the bottom grooves drain
out.that way the grooves are empty and can catch future separation..thanks
again for the great video
Da Br: I just bought one of these at a gararge sale. Plugged it in and the motor
sounds like its grinding a little. And there were signs of oil leaking
down the back. Would replacing the grease like you did in this video help
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
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
Lynn Metcalf: Thank you. Very well done!
Matthew Hillyard: Hi I've just made a 1.5ltr pan if curry and a little grease dripped in
(quater of teaspoon) I tried to scoop this out with a spoon, would this
still be safe to eat? Thanks
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.
Keshav Ambuga: Hey, The tilt head on my KitchenAid Artisan is really tight. And I see the
metal rubbing on one side every time I lift the head up. Could you please
help out! Thanks
Tiffany Dugan: Where did you get that big bucket of grease?
Da Br: actually it may have been leaking down the front
Eduardo Ramírez: I JUST ASK IN YOUR OTHER VIDEO, ABOUT DRIPPING GREASE.
I SAW THIS VIDEO, AND MY QUESTION IS ANSWERED
THANK YOU AGAIN. BASICALLY IS THE SAME VIDEO, SOLVING TWO DIFFERENT
PROBLEMS. NO SPINNING AND DRIPPING GREASE.
NOW I AM SURE I CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
GRACIAS , Eduardo Ramirez, de México.
antoniodoss: Hi I have a question, mine is leaking a little bit of oil form the middle
front and back. How much leaking must be in order to change the grease?.
The mixer has 2+ year with a medium usage. There is other symptom?. Thx a