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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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Re: Speed control not work - constantly on high

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

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

Re: Speed control not work - constantly on high

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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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.
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