Blenders have become the most useful tool in modern society. It can puree, liquify, chop, and mix food quite easily. The problem is, like all modern appliances, blenders can break and and stop working. That leaves you with the conundrum of getting it fixed or having to buy a new one.
So why not save some money and learn how to fix your own blender with these neat tips?
What Can Go Wrong With A Blender?
There are several things that can go wrong with a blender, from the electric cord and motor no longer working, to the interior parts coming loose or seals starting to leak. That is why if your blender starts to make weird sounds or operate differently than normal, you should stop using it immediately so that you don’t make the situation worse.
What If The Blender Has Stopped Working?
The first thing you should examine is whether it is plugged into a functional outlet. You can check the electrical cord for any frays and also test the fuse to ensure it is working. Give the multi-speed switch a try, and if all of these fail, then you need to check the universal motor. In the event that the blender runs intermittently, then you’ll have to check some wiring connections and replace any that are no longer functional. Check the motor and see if it needs to be replaced. In the event that the seal is broken on the jar, then either tighten the base or replace the seal. If neither of these solutions work, you may have to place the jar itself.
What Do I Need To Repair A Blender?
Thankfully, there are only a few tools that you need to repair a blender that you probably already have lying around your home. You’ll need a handful of screwdrivers and a pair of pliers. Other than these tools, you should be prepared to purchase replacement parts if anything is broken.
Disassembling And Repairing A Blender
Each blender is different, so disassembling one is different for each model. These steps are pretty standard for most blenders, however.
- Unplug the blender and remove the jar. Remove the screws on the baseplate and separate it from the motor collar on the housing.
- Remove the decorate facing in order to get to the top screws on the switch housing.
- Hold the fan to keep the motor shaft from turning while you remove the drive stud. Remove the shield and any washers, and then unscrew the fan nut. Remove the fan.
- Remove the strain-relief fitting from the housing as well as the wire connecter that connects the power cord to the housing.
- Remove the label wires from the switch block and label. Remove the mounting bolts and the motor if it’s necessary.
Of course, you should only disassemble your blender if you’re confidence you can take care of the problem.
Each blender is different and should be handled with care when a problem arises. Hopefully, with these helpful tips, you can easily figure out what problem your blender may have and find the solutions necessary to take care of it.