Great product, Great service – Thank you
Many thanks David, for excellent and patient advice and a speedy service on parts. This old Kenwood Chef (A701A) is back in service and should last another 50 years!
To any readers of this; have courage, take your machine to bits. Whilst it is messy, it is not that hard. Use the internet (i.e http://www.britishexplorers.com/Kenwood%20gearbox/homepage.html for some good rebuild advice and have confidence in Lanas kenwood and KitchenAid spares for parts and any further advice. You may be able to tell I was very pleased!
After dis-assembly, I cleaned the very mucky machine body, gearbox and planetary hub orbit with Screwfix’s No-Nonsense de-greaser – it was surprisingly easy and more pleasant to use than petrol! The above link advises taking care on the gear washers when you take the gear box apart, I can only “double” that advice as the washers can come off, remaining in the grease as you remove the gears and if you are not keeping very careful track, it is difficult (but not impossible) to work out where they go back.
On this old but beloved machine, as a belt and braces task, I chose to replace the carbon brushes in the electric motor and in doing so came across the rubber mounts for the motor that were very badly perished and thus needed replacing. I could not find any useful info on the removal of the electric motor, but, as I found, it is not that hard and well worth doing.
Don’t forget to replace the machin’s rubber feet & their retaining pins while you are at it.
Hi, Our guide also shows how to dis-assemble your mixer for replacing the brushes, which shows about motor removal.
I am so happy that my Kenwood Chef could be repaired. I ordered the repair kit.
The delivery was very quick, even for me, I live in Belgium.
Th installation was also simple. No great solder skills are required.
Also the help was great, I had many questions and the staff was very friendlily and quick to reply to my questions.
It is the mixer of my grandfather that past away a few years back. So it is very close to me.
My heart broke when I saw the smoke coming out.
So thank you very much for all the help and for the parts.
Gregory from Belgium