Rubber Coupler on base had deteriated

ApplianceKitchenAid Blender

ModelKSB5ER4

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Michael From Roanoke Rapids, NC

Oct 16, 2012

Repair was really easy. I was going to bend the metal plate that used to be covered with rubber and had the cogs that coupled the base unit to the upper unit, so I could get an small ignition wrench on the nut under the plate. It did not need to be bent very much. However when I bent the plate upwards it loosened it on the motor shaft and I could unscrew it from the shaft by hand. Just be aware that it has left hand threads. All that was needed was a small screwdriver inserted through the bottom of the base into the fan blades to keep the shaft from turning. I removed the old coupler and screwed on the new part. It only needs to be finger tight since the rotation of the motor will tighten it with use. Again, remember it has left hand threads. A really simple and inexpensive repair that saved having to buy a new blender. PartSelect has saved me several times from having to replace an appliance when all that was needed was an inexpensive part.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

$7.82
In Stock