Question about KitchenAid KSB3 Classic Work Top Blender
This blender has worked perfectly for several years. Today when I turned it on there was a loud humming and the motor ran unevenly for perhaps 10 sec. I turned it off and it would not turn on again -- no humming sound or any response. I checked the outlet with another appliance and even tried another active outlet. Still no response a hour later. Any suggestions? Where can I find a service manual to see how to disassemble? Thanks, John
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need to resolder the triac located on the Printed circuit board this part is on an aluminum heat sink, and the third leg is most of the times the one with a broken or poor soldering joint due to the vibration of blender
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
this is getting more and more common there is a part between the motor and the drive gear that snaps for no reason . its job is to snap if the blades jam as a "fuse" to save your house from a overheating ,jammed motor . the problem is there are no parts to buy to fix this . if its new take it back to where you bought it . otherwise shipping it 2 ways for repair to the factory is sometimes as much or more as a new blender ........ i would recomend you do one of two things : go to a goodwill or other type shop and get a nice vintage blender , it will last forever ! or move up to a vita mix . its costly but it will realy last you ... this new made in china junk is just bad news even when it has the kitchen aid name on it . its still the same junk ..... good luck........ Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob .
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
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:
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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This indicates an internal problem with the blender itself as pertaining to the motor. I would suggest contacting Kitchenaid Customer Service to see about having the blender repaired or possibly replaced.
Their toll-free phone number is 1-800-541-6390.
Also, a listing of Kitchenaid certified repair facilities may be found at the following link:
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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