broken hard-rubber drive fitting on top of blender base motor shaft. It mates into splines on bottom of the blender beater head

ApplianceKitchenAid Blender


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years


Larry From Chesterfield, MO

Mar 12, 2013

The drive-fitting is cheap ($8-10), and easy to remove and replace without opening the motor case. EASY, but two key requirements: (1)hardware or box store should sell the thin wrench above. It must get under the drive fitting and slip into the thin 1/4" size wrench grooves of the round motor shaft. (2) Holding the wrench to keep shaft from rotating, you can use your hand or a pliers to grip the broken drive fitting and screw it off the shaft...but it is REVERSE THREADED (so turn it CLOCKWISE to loosen it). Then spin on the new fitting (reverse=counter clockwise), just finger tight is okay, because using the blender will tighten it fully.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Coupling

Part Number: PS401661

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