Drive coupling was broken. Blender no longer usable.

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jonathan From Portland, OR

Jun 29, 2010

9 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

With a flat bladed screwdriver I pried off the existing rubber of the old drive coupling. The old coupling was dry and hard and I believe this is the reason it broke. Left on the drive shaft is an aluminum piece with reverse threads. It is impossible to remove this without a very flat wrench (which I didn't have). I took my screwdriver and carefully pried upward from the underside of the aluminum piece, turning the piece as I went, and prying in each side. It seems scary to do this, but the drive shaft is quite strong and I was careful not to damage the edge of the blender. After doing this 8-10 times and gradually deforming the edge of the aluminum piece (bending up a few millimeters each time) the piece turned freely. I was able to unscrew (remember reverse threads) and put the new drive coupling on. Very easy fix and glad I didn't run out and buy a set of flat wrenches.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

$7.82
In Stock