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The drive socket couples the motor to the blade assembly and protects the motor if the blade assembly is blocked from rotating. This replacement Drive Socket Kit is not for use with the Vitamix XL®.

This product is intended for commercial use only.

Durable Materials
The drive socket is built to last and crafted with durable materials.

Easy to Replace
The Drive Socket Kit is designed to be easily replaceable, and is compatible with all Vitamix® Commercial machines except the Vitamix XL®.

Motor Protection
The Drive Socket Kit helps to protect your motor in the event a blade assembly is blocked from rotating.

Product Specifications

Includes Allen wrench and instructions
Weight: 1.6oz/ 0.05 kg

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Drive Socket Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from LOUD The socket fits and functions well, but it made my machine twice as loud. It was just too loud with the new socket so I put the original, which was not worn too badly, back in. Comparing it to the original socket this one has a metal insert, the square part where it connects to the base, while the original has no insert and the square opening is just cut into the black material. As with all things sound related, small differences have a big effect. Also, the new socket has the number "5" stamped into it, while the original has the number "6," though I am not sure if that is an indictor of the changed design or not.
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Job by Vitamix I appreciate Vitamix providing this part directly to the user instead of having folks purchase something of unknown origin and dubious quality from The Mother Ship (the big guy in Seattle). The drive socket is very important to the overall health of the acts as a flexible coupling in connecting the two independent components preventing any slight misalignment of cup from inducing excessive vibrations. It's important to replace the Drive Socket before excessive wear effects it's proper operation. Best practice would suggest maintaining a spare Drive Socket Kit to reduce or eliminate costly down time.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works great but hassle to get through warranty The drive socket went on my mothers machine and even though the manufacturer date was less then 7 years ago she did not have the receipt and support said it would not be covered under warranty. Now the positive, I would buy direct since lots of reviews on amazon received fake parts, for the 13 bucks it's well worth it to get the 5200 back in working condition. Sign up for a vitamix rewards account to get free shipping other wise shipping was ridiculous at 11+ dollars. It's extremely easy to replace this part, before the blender was not running right I didn't even realize this was something that could go bad. On an interesting note the old drive socket was completely plastic(the Allen screw stripped out) on the replacement the unit is plastic with a metal core.
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great again ! I received my vitamix years ago as a gift .... so far so good , all I needed to replace in that time was the drive socket !
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vita mix workhorse Easy fix! I’ve had my vita mix for 20+ years! Well used! Love that this company sells parts & you tube shows how easy it is to replace parts!!
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vitamix is back up and running again For some reason the drive socket broke soon after we bought our Vitamix. Easier to replace the part than going through warranty stuff. Now it's back up an running again. So nice that pieces can be replaced. So many products are just throw away nowadays. It's nice to be able to keep a good quality blender for years and years and just switch stuff out as needed.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not staycannot use the machine anymore Cannot use machine anymore when I get it screwed on and when I put it on the machine it would not work very disappointed in it
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Drive Socket Received the part in a timely manner. Appears to be easy to replace; however, not sure I did it correctly. Blender seems to be working properly, but the container shifts to the right when the blender is turned on (was told this is normal). Not sure why this part was not covered as part of the warranty.
Date published: 2018-10-08
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