Broken Drive Coupling

ApplianceKitchenAid Small Appliance

ModelKSB5ER4

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Fred G From Springfield, OR

Jun 26, 2012

I found that the Repair video was of no help whatsoever. Apparently the type of Drive Coupling being replaced by the repairman in the video was had a plastic inner piece. Since his was plastic, the threads were as well. Mine had a metal inner part. It wouldn't have come off had I used his method. Not only that but forcing it might have damaged the shaft which would have required replacing it as well. Since that method wouldn't have worked I used the same method suggested by another poster. I used a thin bladed screw driver placed through the bottom to hold the shaft rigid. With a set of adjustable Pliers I turned the remaining part of the Drive Coupling clockwise at which point it easily came off. I think it would be wise to revise your video to take into account the fact that there are metal as well as plastic Drive Coupling bases. It might help prevent further damage being done to customers blenders.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

$6.58
In Stock