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KitchenAid 9704230 Replacement Coupling Parts

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Product Description

This is an O.E.M. authorized part. Fits various KitchenAid models. OEM Part Number 9704230. The item is manufactured in United States.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B014W9ATK0
  • Item model number: 9704230
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,043 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,615 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)

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My wife's aunt broke the piece by pushing down on the blender while it was running. This may be true on cheaper unit that may be unstable but this was a bad thing to do on the KitchenAid unit. It ended up breaking a few teeth on the coupling. I thought I'd have to dump the unit and buy a new one but some research pointed me to this replacement unit. Replacing it was a piece of cake. Take a flathead screw driver and point it at a 45 degree angle against one of the left over teeth on the angled side and hit the screw driver sharply with a hammer. You need to do it such that when it hit, the piece will turn "clockwise" which will unscrew it. It's a reverse thread so it's NOT lefty-loosy and righty-tighty but the opposite. One or two hits will loosen the coupling so you can unscrew it and screw on the new one. Presto!!! $10 fix vs $100 new unit.
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We called Kitchen Aid because this was the second blender that this part failed on. Of course it was out of warranty so they told us we would need to send in the unit for repairs. We found the part just popped off so my husband started hunting the part. We bought 2 and the repair took less than a minute. More people need to know about this.
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Like another reviewer said, just unplug the blender, use a long screwdriver to stop the motor from turning, and then unscrew the coupling (in the opposite direction than you normally would). Took about 5 minutes... just had to find the right place to put the screwdriver to stop the motor.
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Lara Docgirl, you rock - I'm so happy I found your instructions here!

I first tried the printed instructions that came with the spare part, over and over dozens of times, and my husband did, too. No result, just idle spinning and mounting frustration. Next, I tried blocking the motor wheel with a screwdriver inserted from the bottom to unscrew the coupling from the top, but it was difficult to find the right spot and I feared I'd break off some motor blades or damage the wires. Then I tried tiny flat spanners in my toolbox to stabilize the socket to screw off the coupling on top of it - but although the spanners fit under the coupling, they were still the wrong size: more idle spinning.

Then I tried Lara Docgirl's approach - (1) place the unplugged blender base on a tabletop, facing you, base down/coupling up; (2) take a punch or a flathead screwdriver, and place it against one of the coupling teeth that is furthest away from you; (3) strike the back of the screwdriver with a small hammer or mallet. 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.

Hey presto! It worked (although my original coupling was so worn that it had no teeth left - I just let the screwdriver sink in the rubber while hitting it lightly with a rubber mallet) - in about 20 seconds, or about 5 taps the old coupling came off, no real force needed! After an hour of frustration!!! Now I'm off to fix the margarita to celebrate!!!
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I followed this review to test the removal before ordering...

"Several other reviewers have mentioned this, unplug the blender, use a long screwdriver to stop the motor from turning (insert screwdriver from bottom of base up through one of the holes in blender base), and then unscrew the coupling. Simple and easy."

Took 10 seconds and was much easier than using a hammer or a torque wrench to get the top twisted off. Just insert the screwdriver towards the middle of the bottom so it effectively prevents the flywheel from spinning then hand twist the coupler 'righty loosey'. : )
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First, this replacement is awesome! Thought my overpriced blender was officially dead. I hadn't used my blender in a few years so not sure if the plastic simple got too brittle but ALL the teeth shattered on mine. I did not have enough of the old ciupling left over to do the mallet/spin method. I actually had to follow the directions...and here's what I found out. Yes, all you need is a flathead screwdriver to basically 'pry' it off the base screw. I was afraid I'd damage the unit but upon some quick research (thanks google & YouTube) the metal on the blender screw and the metal on the coupling are different. The coupling metal is a softer one so you can pry it and strip it off. The base screw is a very tough one so you will not strip it. It took some elbow grease but was easy enough to do once I got over the fear of damaging it. Then you just screw in the new piece and blend. Since it screws on counter to what we're used to, blending will tighten it.

Now, my beef with KitchenAid...Really!?!? Seriously, REALLY?!?! I called their customer service and was told that they no longer make them this way because it breaks. They now only make them out of metal. So she acknowledged this piece was a problem/flaw. But what got me shaking my head was that I was told my ONLY options were 1. Send it to their service center for $25 shipping. Then they'll tell me how much it costs to fix. If I don't decide to let them fix it, I'd have to pay another $15 for their "diagnosis." Or 2. She can offer me 50% off a new blender so I can pay *only $50 to replace this one. My blender is in great condition and with very little use/wear...it seemed shameful to throw it out. It felt so wasteful!
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