Insert a medium to large flat-head screwdriver between the coupler and the blender housing (the base). Hold the base steady with your free hand.
Bend the coupler upwards by raising the screwdriver wedged beneath it.
Rotate the coupler 1/4 turn, and raise the screwdriver higher. Repeat this turn-lift action until the coupler is freed from the base.
Make sure the threads of the blender shaft are free of any residue from the old coupler.
Place the new coupler on the shaft and turn it counterclockwise until tightened. The coupler is left-hand threaded, continuously tightening during blender operation.
Things You Will Need
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Replacement coupler
- Buy an extra coupler to keep on hand if the mixer is used heavily.
- KitchenAid toll-free customer service: 800-541-6390, or use the Live Chat feature at www.kitchenaid.com. It’s best to have the model and serial number available.