Top 20 Kenwood KM400 / KM410 Chef Classic Stand Mixer Questions & Answers

Hi, the new style tools do not fit old style mixers, yours probably had the small circlip on the shaft, the new ones dont have this, and it's this what held your tool in place

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where we can get Blinder spare parts

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I have read on other posts that it is the nut at the top of the beater that is causing the problem. You need to rotate it downwards toward the beater in order to have sufficient room to push and rotate the beater out. This didn't work for me, nor did attempting to remove the whole plate by undoing the lug beside the beater insert. Now that I have worn the lug and the nut I cannot get it repaired at a Kenwood service specialist as I have attempted the repair myself.
My advice is to go straight to a professional. Whatever they charge it will be cheaper than being stuck with a machine you can only use some of the time and have to replace!

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A failed SCR or triac will not always show visually any sign of failure. Chances are good that is all that is wrong. If mixer had been plugged in when it got wet, that is all it takes. Also check the transient voltage supressors if the chef has them. They would be identified on the circuit board. as TVS or MOV along with a number. Only number to use is the one on the component.

If you can find ratings for the old devices, just matching the basic ratings should do. Just guessing, but the SCRs should be 20 amp and 400 volt, If the old ones are a lower rating than my guess, there is no problem with using the higher ratings, if my guess is low, go with the original's ratings. Manufacturer of device does not matter as long as ratings are at least comparable.

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Hi, Can you please send me copy of A701A service manual. My email address is

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check the plunge of the kenwood by tracing the connector wire may it remove or if not so then the kenwood has got burnt.

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Hi, this is the drive pinion, have a look on ebay uk


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this will help you out

thank you,
vijay (vote for me)

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I couldn't remove the K-Beater as when I tried to turn it the whole mechanism turned with it. I couldn't even remove the splashguard! I was going to take it to the Kenwood factory (a few miles from home) but then I thought I'd give it one more go and this is what I did...
  1. Next to where the K-Beater attaches in the middle of the circular plate is a lug with a pointed-shape bolt on the end. Remove this with a spanner and the beater plus gear cog can be removed.
  2. Place some mole grips or wide pliers on a worktop and sit the cogged gear in to it and grip so that it won't turn.
  3. Now you should be able to remove the K-Beater!
Perhaps someone can suggest how to stop it happening again. I haven't attached anything since but will update this post if I have any other helpful tips.

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can you tell me where the gearbox is situated please?

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if you have max speed you have to replace the .1uf capacitor the 2 spring loaded screws serve far fine adjustment

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Please what model of Kenwood you have ?
if is 901 press the green boton. inside when you up the head.
if with that not working. is necessary check the motor and change some components .

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Please, sometimes we can supply some spares parts

please let me know if you still need some parts.


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the difference between A701A and A901 is :

high speed outlet
slow speed outlet

planetary hub is similar . A701A, A901 and KM series

A701 Different planetary hub and fit different tools.

is not same A720 and A920 A7 = A701/A
A9 = A901 and KM

In our web site Kenwood Chef Restore in Downloads section.
you can download the compatibility of the models A700, A701 , A900 and KM series .


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if you remove the top cover, you will find an overload group with a green and a red button on top, next to the contactor . One is test, the other is reset. On the side of the overload are two thumb wheels, one is auto/ manual, set this to auto, the other is -15%,0, +15%. If you are running very heavy batches and you want to push your motor harder, move it to +15, but it's not recommended. If it was set to manual, when it trips and cools down, it will not reset untill you press the reset button, in auto, once cool you an restart the mixer.

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I have an A901. The label on the machine says that it is 1/3 Hp (one third horse power).

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please be carefully this blackish its aluminium .. not put yours tools in dishwasher machine , clean the tool very good before use ...with warm water and soap only

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