Introduction

This guide is to demonstrate how to replace the motor assembly of the Chef's Choice M115. Because of the design, the entire assembly must be replaced if the motor malfunctions or burns out.

Remove the two rubber feet on the motor side of the device. Remove the five Phillips screws from the bottom of the case.
  • Remove the two rubber feet on the motor side of the device.

  • Remove the five Phillips screws from the bottom of the case.

    • These screws are recessed deep in the device, so a long, thin screwdriver is required.

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Remove the two hex-cap screws on the bottom using a pair of pliers.
  • Remove the two hex-cap screws on the bottom using a pair of pliers.

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Carefully flip the device right-side-up while grasping the top and bottom pieces.
  • Carefully flip the device right-side-up while grasping the top and bottom pieces.

  • The white cover should lift off with no resistance. If it does not, ensure all screws were removed in previous step.

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Remove the sharpener guard by gently pulling up on it.
  • Remove the sharpener guard by gently pulling up on it.

  • If the sharpener guard does not come off easily, ensure all screws were removed in step 1.

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Carefully lift the entire motor assembly out of the case. Carefully lift the entire motor assembly out of the case.
  • Carefully lift the entire motor assembly out of the case.

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Remove the spade connectors from the switch by pulling only on the connector, not the wire.
  • Remove the spade connectors from the switch by pulling only on the connector, not the wire.

  • These should come off without tools, but will require a fair bit of force. Mark each wire with tape if you are unsure of the wiring layout of the device.

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Disconnect the spade connector on the motor by pulling only on the connector, not the cord.
  • Disconnect the spade connector on the motor by pulling only on the connector, not the cord.

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Reconnect the wires of the new motor assembly with the power cord and reassemble the device.
  • Reconnect the wires of the new motor assembly with the power cord and reassemble the device.

  • If your replacement motor assembly does not come with grinding discs or linkage pins, refer to our guides below:

  • Grinding Discs Guide

  • Linkage Pins Guide

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Any idea what might be wrong when ... stones don't spin, but you can hear the motor is turned on? Sounds like what would happen if something was jammed and the shaft won't turn BUT I've checked and the disks spin freely when the motor is off. I'm not sure it's worth messing with unless someone can tell me what to check.

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