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Removing the plastic top service plate

I have removed the two screw holding this plate with a toryx driver.
There must be a knack in removing the plastic cover plate- I do not want to force/ break it.
I need to remove it so I can get in and see why the motor is whirring and frozen, and not turning the blending shaft.

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Re: Removing the plastic top service plate

If the motor is running and the blade is not turning here is a rubber coupling that has probably broken.the blender will need to be pulled apart and that part will need to be replaced . it is designed to absorb sudden shocks if something hard is hit and has broken rather than burning out the motor. there are two other torx screws holding the rest of the plastic parts after the switch assy is removed by uncliping it .

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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Two buttons are stuck in on my kitchen aid blender.

I have been searching for an answer to this same problem. My chop and mix buttons were stuck and I was getting no power or blinking lights. After finding no help on-line, I decided to take it apart and fix myself. It was easy and it worked!
1. Take the bottom of the mixer off by removing the rubber foot pads and remove the exposed 4 screws.
2. Remove the 3 sets of wires that are attached to the inside panel with clips. Very easy to remove, just squeeze at the base of the clips and pull up.
3. Remove the 2 screws holding that panel in place and gently lift off.
4. Remove the panel found under the top panel by also removing 2 screws. When you flip this panel over you will see what operates the switches.
In my blender the black plastic nubs that push against the buttons that were stuck and got twisted off kilter so they were not resetting properly. I just put a small screwdriver in there to try and straighten them as much as possible. All of these steps will be obvious as you disassemble the blender.
5. Push on the back of the buttons that were stuck to get them unstuck before reassembling everything back together.
I was surprised how easy a fix this was and how obvious what the problem was when I opened the blender up. No soldering or fancy tools needed, just 5-10 minutes and a phillips head screwdriver!
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Braun 4166 household blending mixer How do you take this apart?Disassemble?

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You are going to be pissed when you find out the solution because the company that makes the blender uses a special screw that requires a special slotted screw driver to remove the bottom panel. Here\'s what I did to circumvent their crummy design, your mileage may vary. Turn the machine on its side or upside down so that you can comfortably reach the bottom panel. Down there you will find a variety of screws holding on the bottom plate. They must all be removed before you can remove said plate. I\'m writing this from memory so please go easy on me if some of the instructions are slightly askew. I think there are five screws that you can easily remove with a standard Phillips head screw driver. The one near the front is slightly smaller. Next, comes the part where you ask yourself what were they thinking. The screw looks like a standard screw but the center of the screw is not milled out making it impossible to remove the screw without a special tool. On top of that, the screws are recessed in the housing making it especially onerous. Fortunately, I had a small pair of needle nosed pliers that were just long enough and strong enough that you could grab the center part of the screw, squeeze hard and put enough torque on the screw head to remove it. The recessed screws are particularly hard to reach and remove but they are doable with enough persistence. I think there were four of these bastard screws . one screw is relatively easy to get to and the other three are much harder. Two of the screws are hidden underneath the grey rubber feet near the back where the power cord connects to the main unit. Once all screws are removed you can slide off the back panel although it will still be connected to the main unit. Finally you will see a grey belt that connects the blade to the motor. I just held the blade spindle from underneath with one hand and grabbed the top gear with my other hand and twisted the drive gear until it unscrews and comes off. Install the new gear by screwing it on in the opposite direction and you are good to go. I threw out the bastard screws and replaced them with comparable length Phillips screws so I never have to endure this atrocity again. Once all the screws are replaced on the bottom panel you should be good to go. I don\'t remember who makes the machine but shame on you. You needlessly complicated a simple repair. Good luck !

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Bottom blade can't be removed

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How do I remove the coupler from a Kitchenaid blender, model: KSB560BW0. There seems to be confusion between different models and how to remove it. I have tried prying, and unscrewing clockwise, and...

I just worked on mine tonight. you have to take the bottom off by removing the four rubber feet and then the four screws under them. Now here's the tricky part; you'll need something to hold the jar coupler (round thing spins the blade). I was able to use a large pair of vice grips with some electrical tape wrapped around the jaws, to keep from damaging the coupler. Then take a slot edge screw driver and back out shaft from the coupler. FYI, the threads are reverse, so you will actually be turning the screwdriver clockwise to remove the coupler.

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25-30 year old Bamix M100 - 240V 100W

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Krups blender drive gear


The problem I had was removing the grey rubber drive. The solution is that it screws off not pops off. The trick is to use narrow needle nose pliers to grab the post that attaches to the motor and turn the rubber drive counter clockwise. Removing the motor becomes easy. Pull out the 4 rubber feet under the base and the screws will be exposed. However my situation was the grey drive gear was stripped and would bottom out. My solution was to use a same size lock washer as the washer between the post and the drive. So far so good! If it fails I will need to buy another grey drive. Myron

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Krups 572 Power Xtreme VI Work Top

Repairing the blender:
My guess: You worked the motor too hard on your last blending session and it overheated. That will cause a thermal fuse inside to cut off. The blender won't work again until you replace the fuse but otherwise it should be fine. The fuse looks like a white diode and it will be attached tightly to the motor with a nylon strap (so that it can pick up the heat of the motor). The leads to the fuse are shielded with heat resistant nylon wrap. You will need to remove the rubber drive gear in order to remove the plastic house so you can work, although if you are really handy you might be able to at least test the unit by only removing the plastic bottom on the base unit.

To remove the plastic housing, remove the little rubber feet and then remove all of the screws on the bottom of the unit. You may need to buy a bit set for tamper resistant screws (I ***hate*** those), I don't remember. When the bottom is removed, you will see that the there is a screw head on the bottom of the central motor shaft. You can use a screw driver here to hold the motor from turning, then you can carefully use a pliers to unscrew the rubber drive gear on the top of the base unit (try not to damage the rubber). With the gear removed you can get access to the wires.

To test the fuse unit, just check its continuity. Short=good, open=bad. To further test, short out the fuse with a jumper cable and your blender should work.

EPO (Electronics Parts Outlet) in Houston, TX, has the replacement fuse unit. I don't know that they like mail order.

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Replace oster kitchen center base drive part

I'am the guy who posted the comment I found out how to do this.
There are 2 possible solutions the 2nd is not pretty, hope the first works for you it didn't for me.

1- The motor must be lock up, by placing a thin screwdriver through the holes in the base into the fan down into the motor,holding the screwdriver, remove the square drive from the top.The part you are trying to remove actually is screwed into a gear in the gear box, you will need a spanner wrench,(sometimes a strong pair of long nose pliers will work, engage the spanner holes,hold the screwdriver ,and try to unsrew it, you may need someone to hold the screwdriver,because it takes a lot of force to loosen it.These are regular threads,and unscew counter clockwise.

2- if #1 doesn't work-this will- but its not so pretty.The motor assembly attached to the gear box will have to be removed,it will come out as one piece
Remove the bottom plate,unplug the white wire from the speed control,and the blue- white wire from the board,also you will have to remove one of the brushes with the white -blk lead.
Now you will have to actually break off of the top plastic(bakelite)by whatever means you dream up (I actually used a small wood chisel to score a line, and crack it) once its cracked, it breaks apart easily.Once thats done turn it over and remove the four screws holding the gear box to the housing you will now be able to remove the gear-box motor assembly.
Remove the 3 screws from the top of the gear box pry the box open,remove the gear with the piece that needs to be replaced,now you need to get the piece unscrewed from the gear.I did this by locking the nurled end into a vise, and very carefully grabing the gear teeth with large channel locks(if you think of a better way thats great)it work for me,but I was very concerned about the gear teeth,you can't slip.
Try the new piece to make sure it sets all the way down to the bottom of the gear(it must or your head will be to high ,and won't lock down)if all is well,make sure everything is greased,and start re-assembly, the new coupler ,and the square drive will be the last 2 pieces assembled from the top, once again locking the motor with a small screwdriver.

Feb 11, 2008 | Blenders

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Top part of base broke off

This just happened to me too, and I think I just fixed it.  First you have to get a replacement part called the "blender coupling" (I got mine online from Goodmans for $3.99).  I also replaced the square drive and slinger (two parts come together for $2.99)-that's the little part that sticks up and attaches to the pitcher.
Unscrew the bottom four screws of the base where the rubber feet are.  Remove the rubber skirt to reveal four screws that hold the motor in.  They are way in there so you'll need a long screw driver.  Remove the motor and unscrew the old coupling.  Mine had not been replaced since my grandmother bought this blender who knows when, so the coupling was really stuck.  I did not have a tool narrow enough to get a good grip to apply enough torque to remove the coupling so I had to try a few other tricks.  If your blender is the same, remove the bottom nut, fan blade and two washers.  This gave enough of a rod to grip to get the old coupling off.  (I also had to use some WD40, and heat and cool the coupling a few times to break the old seal).
Good luck!  Hope that helps!

Jan 09, 2008 | Oster 465 Work Top Blender

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