Question about KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless Steel Work Top Blender

14 Answers

Kitchen Aid Blender Rubber Coupling replacement

The rubber coupling recently disuntegrated on my KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Blender. I purchased a replacement coupling, but can't figure out how to remove the old one and reinstall the replacement. Help please.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • myjuno May 06, 2008

    How can I get a "breakdown" for the KSB5 blender?

  • lisainmt Feb 01, 2009

    The rubber coupling is cracking and losing its teeth. I haven't used my blender for about a year and when I got it out last night the teeth fell off with very limited use.

    It seems clearly like a problem of cheap materials. But how do I get a new one without replacing the whole blender?

  • klabattu May 11, 2010

    Madddog Kelly it works. Thank you very much.

×

Ad

14 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Someone else suggested a link that explains exactly how to unthread the old coupling... and it works. It took me about 90 seconds to fix my blender. But in case that link is dead, here's a summary:

(1) Note that the coupling (the round part with teeth) is threaded to the blender motor in reverse to a standard threading. So it screws off just like a bottle top, but in a clockwise direction.

(2) place the blender base on a tabletop, facing you. You should probably unplug it.

(3) take a punch or a flathead screwdriver, and place it against one of the coupling teeth that is furtherest away from you.

(4) strike the back of the screwdriver with a small hammer or maillot. The result will spin coupling clockwise. It may take several tries, but the coupling will eventually spin clockwise faster than the motor, and it will begin to unthread.

(5) unscrew the old coupling, and screw the new coupling into place (counterclockwise). Note that the new coupling will tighten itself every time you use your blender, so no need to worry about tightening it too much.

(6) Make a smoothie to celebrate your success!

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Here is a video that demonstrates maddog's solution (Solution #2). It is easy and avoids the damage that prying off the coupler might cause. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lEOpOt84RE

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Do the trick from Maddog kelly - It was a total of 1 min...(took a moment to find the screwdriver) and 4 hammer whacks!!! I love it when it works just like they said it would...It was like having my own "easy button". Thanks Maddog!!!!

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the Model KSB5OB3 and the coupler can be removed as stated above unless you have one like mine that was frozen on and hard to remove.

The shaft holding the coupler on the KSB5 model is cut to be held with a "very thin" 7mm wrench. When I say thin, it needs to be about half the thickness of a 7mm craftsman wrench or approx. 3/32" or thinner if you have one that thin.

If you can find or make a thin 7mm wrench and have a pair of plumbing pliers it unscrews easily. I made my 7mm wrench fit with a little grinding on the bench grinder.

Depending on the model the shaft size could be different so check before you go and modify any tools to fit.

Hopefully yours is not frozen on and you can go with the screwdriver and hammer. And yes, unplug the blender before you attempt any of this.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Use a flat tip screwdriver. Place between the blender and the coupling. Pry up gently. Rotate coupling 1/4 turn. Pry up gently. Rotate again. Pry again. etc.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Oh my...Maddog kelly you rock for me too. Yall beleive this. This is like magic.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Solution #6 is valid and easier than all other solutions. What Willie11b didn't mention was that the core of the coupler is aluminum while the pin is steel. Because the steel is stronger, you can basically pry the threads of the coupler off with absolutely no damage to the pin. Takes about 20 seconds.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 87 Answers
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

It really works!! I watched the youtube video posted in Solution #7 and I tried it and it really did work! It took about 6 hits.

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Maddog you rock. 4 whacks and off it came! $5.98 for a new one on ebay. As someone suggested, just search "kitchen aid rubber coupler." Thanks to you and all who commented.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

Oh my...Maddog kelly you rock. I did what you suggested to remove the coupling, and it came off in 3 hits...spun right off. Thanks so much. I went to ebay and looked for "Kitchen aid rubber coupling" and found it within 1 min. After that bought one, and it's on it's way. Thanks so much!

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

The replacement part is supposed to come with fitting instructions - I am awaiting delivery of this part and will copy the instructions to you when they arrive.

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

ThaMp3Doctor
  • 8596 Answers

SOURCE: Will kitchen aid purchased in USA work in australia?

The Australian outlets will zap that blender - you need to purchase a 240V to 120V transformer in order to make it work.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

  • 145 Answers

SOURCE: I need a coupling for

The piece that you need is referred to as the coupler. The coupler is a breakway part that is designed to shear and/or wear down in the event that the blender is overloaded. This is to avoid damage to the motor.

The coupler may be purchased individually and is an easy repair that can be done at home. You may purchase the part and access step-by-step replacement instructions at the following link:

http://www.mendingshed.com/kacoupling.html

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: how do i remove the rubber clutch of my kitchenaid blender

Grab the blade with a rag so you don't cut yourself, then grab the clutch with another rag and turn CLOCKWISE. It's threaded reverse - took me hours to figure this out. I found grabbing with rags or maybe towels worked the best. That should work

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

The black weel on top of the blender base that propel the blade in the bottom of the jug must be preplaced , where can I found one in south Africa?


Henzee, the part you are looking for is called the KitchenAid blender drive coupling. It is the little black rubber piece ontop of the motor base that looks like a crown with six teeth on top. The motor spins this piece which them spins the blades. It is a very common replacement part for the KSB5 blenders made by KitchenAid.

The part number you are looking for is 9704230, i am not aware of any places in Africa that sell the part but you can probably find someone in the USA that can ship it to Africa.

Here is a link to the video we have on changing the part out:
25719031-aeky52fsg5zzi2d0om5eo50t-2-0.jpg

May 29, 2015 | KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless...

1 Answer

Kitchenaid ksb540ero coupling


Drill a hole in the rim flange at the top. Engage a screwdriver in the new hole and whack it with a heavy hammer. You are trying to spin the coupling in the same direction it turns when the motor runs. This solution ALWAYS works if you do it right.

Jul 11, 2014 | KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless...

1 Answer

How do you replace the coupling on the  KitchenAid 4KSB5 5-Speed Blender


Buy the new coupling from Kitchen Aid, the instructions are in the bag with the coupling.

Aug 05, 2012 | KitchenAid Ultra Power 4KSB5 5Speed...

1 Answer

I need to replace my rubber spinner with a new one. Where can I get the part and how do I take the old one off and put the new one on?


Hi, you have broken the coupler (sometimes called a coupling). It is relatively cheap and easy to replace. In the UK, K A Parts Limited sell them here and provide removal instructions here.

Aug 11, 2009 | KitchenAid Kitchen Aid Kitchenaid 5-speed...

3 Answers

I need a coupling for my kitchen aid blender model number KSB5WH3. Can you help?


The piece that you need is referred to as the coupler. The coupler is a breakway part that is designed to shear and/or wear down in the event that the blender is overloaded. This is to avoid damage to the motor.

The coupler may be purchased individually and is an easy repair that can be done at home. You may purchase the part and access step-by-step replacement instructions at the following link:

http://www.mendingshed.com/kacoupling.html

Jan 19, 2009 | KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless...

1 Answer

The coupling of my kitchen Aid blender is broke could tell me how to change it


Visit MENDINGSHED.COM.

On the left, click KITCHENAID. On the next page, click KITCHENAID BLENDER PARTS. On the next page, you will see a listing for a drive coupling. You want to choose on the left, which is retailing for $5.95.

You may order the part if you need it. If not, click onto the parts order page and scroll down. There will be a two-step instructional guide on how to properly replace the coupler.

Sep 14, 2008 | KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless...

1 Answer

Rubber coupling


Yes.

The coupler - the black cylindrical piece that juts up from the motor base, and it has 6 teeth protruding inward toward the center of it - is responsible for transferring motion from the motor into the blade assembly. You physically set your jar on top of it.

If you're needing a replacement coupler for your blender, you may order it and find repair instructions at the following link:

www.mendingshed.com/kacoupling.html

Jun 04, 2008 | KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless...

2 Answers

Broke the coupling to our blender #KSB50B3


If you have a Kitchenaid Blender (model KSB50B3 or similar) and the rubber teeth on the coupling (that spikey rubber thing on top of the base) broke off (see picture), here is how you can fix it yourself! The Task: The coupling is screwed onto a vertical shaft like a button mushroom. The shaft is round with two flat sides. You need to find an U-shaped thing [such as a wrench] to secure the shaft and loosen the coupling by turning it CLOCKWISE. What you need: 1. New coupling: Part number KA-9704230. Shouldn't be more than $6. I got mine at www.goodmans.net. Their shipping fee is very decent and the service is also good. 2. An U-shaped object: Some had success with household forks. That didn't work for me. Most successes came from the use of ignition wrenches. There's only about 1/4 of an inch between the coupling and the base, and these very thin wrenches can get in there. You will need size 5/16 or 9/32. I got mine at Sears. They come in a set and are not cheap!! The steps: 1. Rip the rubber cover off the coupling. There's a metal disc inside. 2. Secure the shaft with the wrench. 3. Grab the metal disc with a plier and quickly **** it CLOCKWISE. This is to overcome the inertia. 4. If not loosened repeat steps 2~3. 5. Screw new coupling on COUNTER-CLOCKWISE. Now you are ready to make that smoothe or margarita or what have you again! Disclaimer: Kids, don't do this at home. I am not responsible for any explicit or implicit damages caused by you repairing your blender. Read manufacture's warranty policy before proceeding. Call their service center if you don't feel comfortable performing the aforementioned repair.

Apr 22, 2008 | KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless...

Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid KSB5 Professional Stainless Steel Work Top Blender Logo

15,949 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Blenders Experts

Appliance engineer

Level 2 Expert

87 Answers

eyecam

Level 2 Expert

94 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5344 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Blender Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...