Leaking Oil

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

Modelk45SS

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Alice From Fort Myers, FL

Aug 12, 2010

19 out of 21 people found this instruction helpful

This was my husband's first time to taking apart any mixer - much less a heavy duty KitchenAid. Since we could not find a local repairman, the only thing to do was try to repair it himself. Using your exploded view of the machine he found on the internet, he ordered a gasket which he felt would be needed to repair the mixer. When he tore the machine down, the problem was what he had suspected - original grease had liquified and the rest had turned black in color. He went to a local auto parts store and bought a can of wheel bearing grease. He cleaned out the old oil and repacked with about a half pound of the new grease. The most difficult part of the repair was inserting the roll pin to attach the ring gear housing to the output shaft. It was impossible for him to reinsert the original pin, so he bought a new tension pin with which he was able to work. The only part he has been unable to align is the lever to lock/unlock the machine. He managed to set it enough that it locks when the lever is pushed halfway. The machine works great but I would not advise a person without any mechanical ability to try to repair these mixers.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Transmission Case Gasket

Part Number: PS354753

$4.46
In Stock

End Seal

Part Number: PS734247

$3.91
In Stock