Rival Mini Chopper MC-67BL Motor Replacement

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Remove the Rival Mini Chopper motor.

  • Author: Roxanne
  • Time required: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

This guide will help you remove the motor and requires the uses of a soldering iron. Check out this soldering guide for help if you don't know how to solder.

Tools (continued)
Relevant Parts

Edit Step 1 Turning Gears  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Turning Gears  ¶ 

  • Twist the plastic lid counterclockwise to unlock it.

  • Lift the lid to remove it from the container.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Carefully remove the blade from the container.

  • For reassembly, the teeth on the metal shaft line up with slots on the inside of the plastic hole.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • With your hand, twist the container counter-clockwise until it unlocks from the base. Remove the container by lifting it straight up.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • Use your fingers to pry out the two rubber feet from the bottom cover of the base.

  • The two feet furthest from the button tower contain screws. The other two feet do not.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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  • Use the Phillips #2 screwdriver to unscrew the two 12.7-mm screws underneath the rubber feet.

  • Use the same screwdriver to unscrew the 15.88-mm screw from the back of the chopper.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Firmly lift the bottom cover off of the base.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the smaller white gear by lifting it up with your hand.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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  • Use a pair of pliers or any other clamping tool to securely hold the blade-shaft that sits above the base.

  • Grab the gear with your other hand and turn CLOCKWISE. Unlike most screws, the gear is reverse-threaded to allow the blade to spin.

  • Continue turning the gear until completely removed from the blade-shaft.

Edit Step 9 Motor  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9 Motor  ¶ 

  • Pull the shaft from the base.

  • This will require a bit of force.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver and unscrew the two base screws.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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  • Unwind the power cord from the base pegs.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the base from the main body.

  • These two plastic prongs are pressed fit into the base. It may take some effort to pry the base completely off.

  • Once freed, lift the base panel from the main body. The motor and power cable are connected to this panel.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the screws that attach the motor to the base.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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  • Pull the power cord wires up from underneath the wire hook on the side of the motor.

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  • Carefully cut into the black wire casing for both wires using a small knife, and peel away the black casing.

  • Only cut deep enough to remove the casing.

  • For reassembly you will need black electrical tape to keep the wires from being exposed.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

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  • Use a soldering kit to remove solder from the circuit board for the red wire.

  • Follow this soldering guide if you need extra help!

Edit Step 17  ¶ 

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Edit Step 17  ¶ 

  • Use a small knife to cut the copper wires from the bracket holding the black wire and power cord together.

  • For reassembly the copper wires will need to be soldered together.

Edit Step 18  ¶ 

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to unscrew the single 4.76-mm screw from the motor base to finish removing the motor.

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

For more information, check out the Rival Mini Chopper MC-67BL device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #1 Screwdriver

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