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New Bosch leaking oil from bottom?

babybaker's picture

New Bosch leaking oil from bottom?

I just bought a new Bosch Universal Plus, when I went to pull it out of the box I got oil on my hand. When I looked there is a small puddle of oil in the box and I can see that it has leaked out the back vents.  

Of Course I walked out of the store just as they were closing, so I can't call them. Do I need to worry or can I go ahead and use it tonight?



bakenapath's picture

There should not be oil coming out of your machine. As far as I know and have read on the yahoo mixer group the motor is sealed. I would not use it.

babybaker's picture


I can't anyhow. I asked for the new stainless steal bowl in stead of the palstic and they gave me the one for the old machine so it won't lock into place. I paid for the upgrade too.  

Really not feeling very impressed right now.

Very frustrated. 

suave's picture

Oh, boy.  I'd take it back first thing in the morning.

angeliaw's picture

Actually, it is not uncommon for it to leak oil from the middle of the bowl.  I had a problem with my bowl and the bosch rep said to oil it every once in a while.  Mine had started to squeak.