rubberized coupler broken

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

Model

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers

Shane From Eglin AFB, FL

Jul 25, 2009

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Directions included with replacement part were no help...maybe I'm stupid, but prying up on a threaded metal part didn't help unthread it at all.
Vise grips solved the problem. I used vise grips to remove the rubber from the coupler while it was still attached to the blender base, exposing the metal base to the coupler. (yes, I used vise grips to destroy the damaged coupler. after all the hell I went through to try to do it as the directions said, it was very satisfying.)
After removing the rubber, I used the vise grips to bend and distort the metal base until I could get a pair of needle-nose pliers around the drive shaft and hold it still while I unscrewed the now bent-up metal base. Victory!
I thoroughly recommend this method to anyone else, as using vise grips to destroy something is very gratifying.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

$6.58
In Stock