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Speed control not work - constantly on high

I have an old Kenwood Major c 1970s the speed is constantly high making mixing with flour entertaining but messy. I guess the speed control needs cleaning or replacing. I have looked for a manual but not found any that help. Can you advise please?

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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I have a Kenwood Major A717B with the same problem: the speed is on the highest speed when the speed dial is anywhere from min. to max.

    Simon

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    Same problem with A701a, have dismantled & inspected motor controller and appaers to be 'missing' s/thing from the top of armature that makes contact with speed regulator/governor switches , have been unable to locate a parts diagram on-line to confirm.

  • dygdub Sep 04, 2008

    I have similar problem, either the speed is at its lowest or when you gradually turn the dial it suddenly jumps into the highest speed.

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If you can't get the 450 ohm 15watt, use 2 x IKohm 10watt in parallel

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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The resistor will have failed. The A701 replacement is a 450 ohm 15W or 20W wirewound resistor. The capaicitor also can fail if the resistor has gone. It is a mains capacitor 0.1 microfarad. The modern mains capacitors are better to use than the old electrolytic type that were originally in the mixer.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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Hi Emma,
Not going to be much help here to be honest. We have the KM020 and this is the only problem we have had with heavy machine use in 4 years - and a minor issue at that.
This place is good for spare parts http://www.buyspares.co.uk/

If you're in the UK, you can call this number 02392 392 333 and give them your post code, they'll let you know who the local service agent is.
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Put in your ingredients. Cover the mixer, head and bowl, with a dishtowel. Turn on mixer to "stir" (or lowest speed). But! Mix only for 1 or 2 seconds. Repeat this, with bowl covered, until flour is mixed in enough not to fly out.
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