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  1. Before doing anything, ensure that the mixer is not plugged in! Then, remove the cover from the high speed attachment. If you don't have this cover, then the low speed attachments will not work anyway, as the cover engages the clutch when it is latched on. Before doing anything, ensure that the mixer is not plugged in! Then, remove the cover from the high speed attachment. If you don't have this cover, then the low speed attachments will not work anyway, as the cover engages the clutch when it is latched on.
    • Before doing anything, ensure that the mixer is not plugged in! Then, remove the cover from the high speed attachment. If you don't have this cover, then the low speed attachments will not work anyway, as the cover engages the clutch when it is latched on.

  2. Now, remove the kenwood chef logo covering the front grinder attachment by pulling the white handled lever towards the edge of the mixer and then pulling the Kenwood panel away from the mixer. Now, remove the kenwood chef logo covering the front grinder attachment by pulling the white handled lever towards the edge of the mixer and then pulling the Kenwood panel away from the mixer.
    • Now, remove the kenwood chef logo covering the front grinder attachment by pulling the white handled lever towards the edge of the mixer and then pulling the Kenwood panel away from the mixer.

  3. Next, unscrew the three screws holding the high-speed attachment port in place. Once removed, the attachment port lifts up freely. Then, take the plastic cover off the other attachment port on the top of the mixer. Then, take the plastic cover off the other attachment port on the top of the mixer.
    • Next, unscrew the three screws holding the high-speed attachment port in place. Once removed, the attachment port lifts up freely.

    • Then, take the plastic cover off the other attachment port on the top of the mixer.

  4. Now, lift the gearbox cover up and towards the front of the mixer - it should slide straight off Marvel at the decades of ingredients stored safely inside your mixer! Marvel at the decades of ingredients stored safely inside your mixer!
    • Now, lift the gearbox cover up and towards the front of the mixer - it should slide straight off

    • Marvel at the decades of ingredients stored safely inside your mixer!

  5. You can remove the belt that drives the gearbox at this point - if this has worn out then only the high speed attachment will have been working. It will lift off nicely with a screwdriver. The large gear then needs to be gripped, and the  "dog" on top of it needs to be removed. You'll need to hold the gear in place and turn the dog, and watch the spring doesn't fly off! Apologies for the cake/belt continuity errors in this set - some are taken during reassembly
    • You can remove the belt that drives the gearbox at this point - if this has worn out then only the high speed attachment will have been working. It will lift off nicely with a screwdriver.

    • The large gear then needs to be gripped, and the "dog" on top of it needs to be removed. You'll need to hold the gear in place and turn the dog, and watch the spring doesn't fly off!

    • Apologies for the cake/belt continuity errors in this set - some are taken during reassembly

    Hey Josh

    Is there a pin or something between the lid and the dog? I can't get the %#*@ thing to engage!

    Rebecca Coleman - Reply

  6. If you just need to remove the large gear, here's the time to do it. You can lift it off with a pair of pliers underneath. Note that this is attached to a plastic gear inside the gearbox and this is the usual failure point if your low speed attachment is not working but your mixer runs. Next, undo the screws holding the gearbox onto the mixer body. There is one on either side of the mixer (only one shown). If your motor is dead, you may not need to do this.
    • If you just need to remove the large gear, here's the time to do it. You can lift it off with a pair of pliers underneath. Note that this is attached to a plastic gear inside the gearbox and this is the usual failure point if your low speed attachment is not working but your mixer runs.

    • Next, undo the screws holding the gearbox onto the mixer body. There is one on either side of the mixer (only one shown). If your motor is dead, you may not need to do this.

  7. Next, remove the plastic cover on the bottom of the gearbox. At this point, old crumbs will be getting everywhere. This is held on by four screws, which are removed in the first picture. At this point, you also need to pull the plastic cover off the lever at the front of the mixer. You now have access to the lower plastic cover - best to give this a wash along with the felt. (picture 2) Behold the beauty of the Kenwood gearbox (picture 3). Best not to wash this, but remove the 6 screws to gain access.
    • Next, remove the plastic cover on the bottom of the gearbox. At this point, old crumbs will be getting everywhere. This is held on by four screws, which are removed in the first picture. At this point, you also need to pull the plastic cover off the lever at the front of the mixer.

    • You now have access to the lower plastic cover - best to give this a wash along with the felt. (picture 2)

    • Behold the beauty of the Kenwood gearbox (picture 3). Best not to wash this, but remove the 6 screws to gain access.

  8. One thing to do with that - open it up! The cover lifts off showing the still well lubricated gears. Normal failure point ringed - remove this and replace with a new one to fix! Reassembly is the reverse of dismantling the mixer.
    • One thing to do with that - open it up! The cover lifts off showing the still well lubricated gears. Normal failure point ringed - remove this and replace with a new one to fix!

    • Reassembly is the reverse of dismantling the mixer.

    We have one of these old beauties and will never part with it. My only question is, if I take the mixer apart and find I need a part or two, where do I get them from? We live near Gosford NSW. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Steve Toomer - Reply

    Excellent guide.  Only omission.  The dog on top of the gear. Is it lift off  or screwed, if so is it anti clock to unscrew

    Dhanji - Reply

    Is the dog on top of the large gear, screwed? If so, does it come out anti clock or clock?

    Dhanji - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Josh Watson

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Hi I get a slight screeching noise between speed Two and three do you think this is anything to worry about.

The mixer seems perfect at maximum speed.

D MORRIS.

David Morris - Reply

Hi,

I’m not entirely sure, but it sounds like the gearbox (or another part of the drive) may need greasing? The grease can dry up over time and it would lead to that.

Thanks,

Josh

Josh Watson - Reply

what kind of oil do you use in the gearbox

Mark Corkum - Reply

What type of grease is used in the gearbox (my earlier question was an error)

Mark Corkum - Reply

I’m not sure on the exact spec for the grease, but make sure you get Food Grade grease - it isn’t a sealed unit. Googling Kenwood Food Grade grease finds a few sellers - I can’t remember what I used exactly but it was definitely food grade grease, not kenwood specific though.

Josh Watson -

Kenwood’s service manual specifies to use 133gr (4 3/4ozs) of Shell L.G.P.1 62814 or Shell L.G.P.1 62819. I was not able to find the specs for this grease. As the separation between the gear box and the food is properly solved I think the use o food grade grease is not mandatory, but I would recommend it anyway. Search for e.g. ‘Food Grade White Lithium EP Grease’. Kenwood Swiss no longer services those machines but the front-desk girl recommended to use just Vaseline - I really doubt about this…

I collected many links to instructionas and spare parts in a youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...

There is a variety of kits available that contain grease and other spare parts you might need to repair your Kenwood. It might be a good idea to replace at the same time brushes, resistors and capacitors of the motor.

The service manual recommends to press the grease after reassemly into the gearbox one youtube guy just used a scraper to fill the box before assembly.

Walter Schütz -

Walter, Thanks for adding the service manual spec.

I’d definitely make sure to use food grade grease as the gearbox seal isn’t necessarily perfect. The gearbox on my machine above is full of cake crumbs from over the decades. Also, If you use the anything too viscous it will find its way into the mixing bowl.

Josh Watson -

Our Kenwood just came to a halt! I have dismantled as you suggest and it appears that the gearbox is OK but the orbital crank pinion has lost a couple of teeth.

It seems to turn ok now but will it do permanent damage if I do not get another pinion?

Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron - Reply

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