The teeth on the drive coupling had deteriorated and broken off.

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Frederick From Clark Mills, NY

Apr 29, 2011

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After trying to remove the drive coupling as instructed & just could not get it to loosen by prying under it, I very carefully inserted a very small screwdriver up through the bottom cooling slots and rested it against the fan blade on the motor. As soon as I attempted to twist the coupling off it immediately loosened and unscrewed w/ minimal effort. The new one screwed right on as detailed. One must be extremely careful if inserting something up through the bottom, however.
And, never do it w/ the unit anywhere near an electrical outlet. Perhaps a small plastic insertion tool for said purpose could be considered as an inclusion in with the repair part.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

In Stock