Why put new feet on your Chef?
  • Why put new feet on your Chef?

  • It is important for proper airflow and cooling of the motor. The Chef is built to take air in and push it past the motor and out the bottom.

  • No feet means the airflow is directed through the case where its not supposed to go.

  • This is the consquence. Ewwwwwww! And this was after one vacuum. 40 years of flour from ebay!

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Turn the Kenwood on its side. Best to put a tea towel on your work surface to avoid scratching the side of the chef
  • Turn the Kenwood on its side. Best to put a tea towel on your work surface to avoid scratching the side of the chef

  • Here you can see the remains of the old foot and pin. Plus some blu-tac used by the previous owner to stabilise things a bit. Plus other grot.

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You'll need to dig away anything plugging the hole with a small sharp knife, or a spudger.
  • You'll need to dig away anything plugging the hole with a small sharp knife, or a spudger.

  • The aim is to reveal enough of the old pin to get a grip on it with a small pair of needle nose pliers.

  • when you've gripped the old pin, turn it anticlockwise- the pin has a clockwise spiral on it.

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Using the end of the pliers or a small screwdriver, once the pin is out, you should be able to prise out the remains of the old bung You can see the remains of the old bung and the clear socket in the photos
  • Using the end of the pliers or a small screwdriver, once the pin is out, you should be able to prise out the remains of the old bung

  • You can see the remains of the old bung and the clear socket in the photos

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Push the new bung in, then push the new pin in the centre. Push the new bung in, then push the new pin in the centre.
  • Push the new bung in, then push the new pin in the centre.

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Conclusion

Nice new feet. Good airflow round the motor. And you won't be filling the innards (which we will clean & repair in another guide) full of flour any more.

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Steven Taylor

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Hey Steve, have you any other guides for the Kenwood Mixer A701A? I'd love to overhaul the motor as its had a long life with my Mum, but I'd love to keep it humming! ... but I'm not sure where to start!

Many thanks, Belinda

Belinda - Reply

Thanks I replaced the broken feet in 2 mins thank you thank you thank you no more wobbly mixer

Ruth

Ruth - Reply

Merci cela faisait lontemps que je voulais changer ces pieds mais sans notice et au vu de l'état des pieds endommagés je ne me lancais pas, qu'elle n'a pas ete mon agréable surprise en trouvant aujourd'hui deux tutos pour le réaliser.

J'ai bien aimé le chiffon pour protéger l'appareil et découvrir le spudger que je ne connaissais pas. Je rajoute un lien sur une vidéo qui m'a permis que visualiser que si la tache n'était pas difficile elle pouvait etre un peu laborieuse...

https://youtu.be/00uYKEpTQLE

Merci cela a contribué.

A cette heure les pieds de mon robot sont changés !

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