blender jar leaks due to worn gasket

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools

Ken From Kent, WA

May 30, 2009

7 out of 13 people found this instruction helpful

I retrieved the package from under the doormat where the FedEx driver had left it. Using a utility knife, I carefully cut open the package but accidentally cut into the included packing slip. I removed the seal from the outer packaging and using the same knife carefully cut open the plastic bag containing the seal, being careful not to cut the seal itself. I removed the seal from the packet and removed the lid from the blender jar by turning it a few degrees counterclockwise by hand. Using my fingers, I removed the old seal from the lid and then using those same fingers I laid the new seal in place. Then slapping myself in the forehead, I realized I should probably wash the new seal before using it because you just never know who has handled it. So I reversed the installation process and after washing the seal with mild soap and water, I re-installed it on the lid using the same finger process. The next step was to re-install the lid on the jar by turning it a few degrees clockwise until it locked into place. The last step was to congratulate myself for a job well done by cracking open a beer while at the same time cursing myself for spending $16 on a stupid rubber seal.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Seal

Part Number: PS401566

$9.85
In Stock