- Jan 2, 2004
I need to repack the gearbox in a KitchenAid mixer soon, I'm noticing the factory lubricant is leaking from the mixer planetary and the body is getting warm when I use it. Whirlpool used a clay-based grease to get the mixers off the factory line and they do recommend repacking as part of routine service. It needs to be food-safe grease. Amazon has Ultra-Lube Food Machinery grease, seems to work well, bio-based "synthetic": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041S1OUM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 Zoro has a Mobil NSF H1 certified grease: https://www.zoro.com/mobil-mobilgrease-fm-222-nsf-h1-grease-137oz-121956/i/G3258927/ The main differences is that the Ultra-Lube is a bio-based grease and the Mobil one is conventional mineral-based and has a thicker base oil(ISO40 vs. ISO220). Should I just get the grease off Amazon and call it a day when it arrives?