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Have had my Vita-mix 5000 for several years with no problems. Now, it leaks oily, black liquid around the base, and jerks erratically when the blender is set on the lowest setting (#1 of 10)/variable.

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Is it getting hot when you operate it? If you run a mixer for a long
time, the motor will get very warm. On the older units, when the
motor overheats, the various parts of the motor and its container
may start to melt. Mixer motors are not designed to last forever and
a replacement motor may be available from the manufacturer.
Another way is to purchase another similar mixer as you can on
eBay and swap parts.

Posted on Aug 21, 2011

  • dianbaker Aug 21, 2011

    Thanks for responding, but I have not noticed it getting hot. The erratic nature of the blender action starts immediately...

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