(Closed) KitchenAid Mixer Leaking Oil – Any tips?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Aw πŸ™ that totally stinks. Leaking oil isn’t very good… I mean, you don’t want THAT oil in your cupcakes. Everything I’ve read says you should use it more. Not just saying that cause I want you to send me the resulting baked goods. Nope.

Post # 4
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I have no advice – but I have lots of sympathy! I’ve always had a KA, my mom does too, and I’ve never encountered this. Hope it’s resolved soon though!

Post # 5
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

I’m of no help, but.. eee, you have the pink one?! I want the pink one soo bad!

Post # 7
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i was in some culinary classes and this happened to one of the mixers. somebody had used it incorrectly and it broke. i believe the professor got rid of it. do you havce a warranty or anything that you could have it repaired or get a new one?

Post # 8
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have several of them – I run a home bakery.  One did do that, but inverting it worked.  Or at least it has so far.  I don’t know what I’d do without ours, so I am am definitely sendind “stop leaking” vibes your way.

Post # 9
1 posts

@hamster:  It’s actually a really easy fix. The problem is because the grease which lubricates the gears in the mixer breaks down over time. Eventually it becomes like bacon grease – solid when cold and oil when warm (such as during use). You just need to put fresh grease in the gearbox. There’s a video on youtube (search KitchenAid leaks oil) that shows exactly how to fix it. If you’d rather not do it yourself, have a handy family member do it. Cheap, fast and a correct fix for the problem.

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