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How do I open the Braun KSM 11 coffee grinder so I can replace the power cord?

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  • elite14 Sep 28, 2010

    I think that may work for one of the later grinders. The KSM 11 has a slotted screw head in the center of the bottom part which is part of the main motor shaft through the machine. Undoing that screw releases the blades, but does not separate the top and bottom sections. A picture of my machine can be found athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/seezunge50/...

    The top (silver) and bottom (black) sections do not seem to want to separate. Any ideas?

    Thanks

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May I ask why you want to replace the power cord? Is it frayed / damaged? If so then just cut it off and attach a new extension to the cord, avoiding opening up the machine. You can get a new end for the cord, or cut the cord short and essentially get a new cord without opening up the machine. Check with a local hardware store for power cord replacements and they will show you all the options. Otherwise let me know why you feel you need to change the cord.

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These are the steps to get access inside.

1. There is a single philip screw on the receptacle end of the bottom plate...unscrew it.
2. On the other end .. it is held by a plastic tab... push the bottom plate slightly backward.
3. When the bottom plate comes out a little... slid it on the direction of the power cord to get it out of the way.
4. From that opening, it would be enough for you to start in replacing that power cord

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Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • wrihar Jan 24, 2011

    I have had to replace the cord a couple times on mine over the 15 or 20 years I have had it.
    the cord becomes intermittant where it exits the case.
    I also have replaced the brushes and the safety switch post.
    There is no better grinder than the KSM 11.

    This is how to open it.
    1) Use a flat screwdriver to unscrew the shaft that holds the blade. It is under the label on the bottom. remove the blade.
    2) The placstic piece under the blade has 2 flats.... use a open end wrench or good plyers and turn the plastic piece 1/4 turn counter clockwise. This is a 1/4 turn lock.
    3) pull the top and bottom sections apart.
    4) remove the black disk that hides the motor.
    5) remove the motor by compressing 2 sides opposite the cross piece that holds the top of the motor. This is sorta like opening a bottle of mouthwash where you squeeze the sides to unscrew the lid.

    Good Luck.

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