Fatally worn drive sprocket/coupling

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

ModelKSB5GR3

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Gary From Seattle, WA

Dec 16, 2010

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

This really was a snap, and allowed me to resurrect a great heavy duty machine from Goodwill. The hard rubber drive coupling on the unit was worn to nubs. Examining the unit, I thought I'd have to tear the whole thing apart to disconnect the old piece. But the instructions on this web site indicated a little GENTLE brute force, prying the old piece off the drive shaft, was all that was needed. And this was indeed the case. I thought that the instructions might be in error because there is a metal base underneath the rubber coating of the coupling, but if you work the piece off patiently with a screwdriver (I used a cloth as a buffer to make sure I didn't mar the blender housing) the drive shaft is left intact and installing the replacement is a snap...just make sure to clean off any residual shavings from the old piece, and reverse screw the new piece onto the shaft. Works great, self tightens with use.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

$7.38
In Stock