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KitchenAid 9704230 Replacement Coupling Parts
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- This is an O.E.M. authorized part
- Fits various KitchenAid models
- OEM Part Number 9704230
- The item is manufactured in United States
- KitchenAid supply
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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!!!
"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'. : )
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!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had recently bought a kitchenaid blender that didn't work due to this coupling part being broken. I bought it for $12.00 and was disappointed until I found this part. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lety
My KitchenAid blender is over 15 years old. This is the second time I have replaced this part. For a few dollars, this replacement coupling will keep your blender blending.Published 15 days ago by Sparky
Not a lot to say about this - if you need the part, it works. For about $5, this part allowed me to save a mixer that cost over $100. I think that's a pretty good deal. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Danger
Fits the KSB5ER4 model and the instructions that came with the part was helpful. I appreciate the other reviewers mentioning using various tools or hitting the old part at an... Read morePublished 29 days ago by H. Lam
after replacing my worn out coupling with this new one my blender is working perfectly! THANKSPublished 1 month ago by B. Fuhrmann
With out the proper tool, I cannot get the old, broken one off of my blender base to install this one. I had to purchase a second coupling part that included the tool. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Larson