How to Replace a Cuisinart Blender Blade Driver Clutch
Cuisinart is a manufacturer of small household kitchen appliances, including food processors, coffee pots and toasters. Cuisinart also makes a wide range of electronic blenders. The blade on the Cuisinart blender rests on top of and is spun by the coupling, or drive clutch. The coupling is a small plastic piece that is subject to cracking fairly easily. If this piece does crack, the blender will not run correctly and it will need to be replaced.
Unplug the Cuisinart blender from the wall.
Twist and remove the plastic blender body from the base.
Flip the blender base upside down and remove the three screws that hold the bottom to the base. Use a Phllips screwdriver to remove the screws and then remove the base. This will expose the motor shaft, which is a rod protruding through a fan-like object.
Insert a flat-head screwdriver into the flt groove at the end of the motor shaft and hold it in place while spinning the coupling off by hand through the front of the blender.
Screw the replacement coupling back onto the motor shaft until it is tightly in place.
Place the bottom back on the base of the blender. Insert the retaining screws and tighten them.
Place the blender body back on the base, plug the blender in and test it out.
- "DIY Guide to Appliances: Installing & Maintaining Your Major Appliances"; Steven Willson; 2008
- Manuals Online: Cuisinart Blender Owner's Manual
Andrea Walk began writing in 2001, authoring user guides for technical software. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Loyola University, where she was a member of the Dean's Grade Review Committee for English. Walk is a member of the Automotive X-Prize team Global-E.