Plastic drive coupler at the top of our Kitchen Aid Blender broke

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Howard From Gaithersburg, MD

Mar 30, 2011

12 out of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Our blender is about two years old. My son was making a smoothie and must have not seated the glass carafe down correctly, because after he was done, all of the plastic teeth on the drive coupler (on top of the base) were sheared off and scattered on the countertop. I was about to throw the thing away and spend another $125 on a replacement blender. After an internet search, I found the replacement part at PartSelect for $8.00. I watched their online video on how to switch out the drive coupler and realized how easy it was. The part arrived three days after I ordered it. In a little more than 15 minutes of gentle prying with a screwdriver, I had removed the old coupler and hand tightened the new one on the drive spindle. I had my son christen the new coupler with a smoothie. Worked perfectly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

In Stock