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I was given an older kenwood chef (500 watts). When you turn it on especially on higher speeds i gives off a burning smell. Is the motor dying or does it just need servicing after not being used for a number of years?

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  • annapuddles Mar 05, 2008

    Just bought a second hand kenwood chef which started smoking and smells a bit of burning. I instantly turned it off. have I bought a dud or can anyone help?

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It may be the motor but it is most likely a burnt out capacitor, these can be replaced for around £30. It is not a DIY job unless you know a qualified electrician as soldering is involved. Best to take it in for repair if you think it is worth it.

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