Electric blenders are one of the gadgets in the kitchen that are most used. You can use them to make shakes, smoothies, salad dressings and a lot more. Over time, electric blenders tend to break down because of overuse. If you are having problems with your electric blender, you can try to fix the problem by yourself first before bringing it to the repair shop. Chances are, you can fix the blender by yourself and you can save lots of money by not going to a repair shop.
Here are some of the solutions to fix common electric blender problems:
- Electric Blender Won't Work - The first thing you have to do is to make sure that the blender or kitchen mixer is plugged in. This is a common mistake people make. Once you have ensured that it is plugged but it still doesn't work, the problem may lie in the cord or main plug of the blender. In most cases, the problem in situations like this is the blender's plug. You can easily replace the plug of the blender by yourself. You can buy new plugs and install them on your old blender.
- Leaking Container - Another common problem with commercial blenders is leaking. The first thing you have to test here is if the container of the blender is securely locked on the base. Sometimes, you may not have secured the container enough on the base. If this does not solve your problem, the next thing you have to check is the rubber at the base of the container. This rubber can be worn out with use. You can easily replace this by buying another one at the store for a cheap price.
- Blades Not Working - If you find that the blades do not rotate after you have plugged and turned on the electric blender, there may be some materials that are stuck within the blades. Remove the container from the blender and disassemble the blades. Be careful in doing this to avoid injury. Make sure that there are no materials stuck in the container or on the blades. Re-assemble the blades on the base of the electric blender and replace the container. Check to see if this has solved your problem. If the blades still do not work, you may have to replace the blades of your electric container.
- Not Functioning Properly - Another common problem with electric stand mixers or blenders is that the performance is erratic. The blender may operate at different speeds or suddenly slow down on one setting. The problem may be on the switches or buttons of the blender. Check to see if there are no materials stuck between the crevices of the buttons. Sometimes, food and other materials may enter the spaces. If something gets stuck inside, the blender may not work as it should. You should clean the crevices with a toothbrush or a barbecue stick to make sure that there are no materials stuck inside.
These are some of the most common problems that you can have with your electric blender. If you are still having problems, you may have to bring your blender to a repair shop or you may buy a new one. Sometimes, it is better to buy a new one rather than spend money on the repair because repairing blenders can have a high cost.