What is a gasket? When I am putting this thing together, the plastic part will not stay on the base, it is loose. The directions say to place a gasket there, but I see none in the box. Could it be that the gasket is already there?
I appreciate any help you can give me!
Brandy, -the gasket is a flat rubber ring -it is used to seal the space between the glass carafe and the plastic carafe base that fits into the base unit -so the order is glass carafe, chopper blade, gasket, plastic ring...turn this on tightly -place the whole carafe unit onto the base unit NOTE: it does not fit firmly...suggest that you hold it firmly before you turn the unit on
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I would suggest looking around at thrift/junk stores like Goodwill and the Salvation Army. You might be able to find something that will fit in your appliance or something you could modify easily. In the meantime, you can contact Maxi-Matic through their website at http://www.maxi-matic.com/index.php. Click on "Contact Us" and let them know what you need. They may even send you a replacement part for free. Also, did you check the user manual that came with the appliance? You might find a source for replacement parts.
Make sure the blade assembly is put together in the correct order. The blade needs to go through the gasket so that the order is pitcher glass, gasket, and metal blade base. Then the final plastic cap threaded onto the pitcher. If the gasket is not between the pitcher and the metal blade assembly, you will have leaks. Also, check the gasket to be sure it's not cracked and that it doesn't have residue on it. I hope this helps. If it does, please come back and rate my suggestion!
I had the same issue. i took the gasket from the other blade to use with the blade i use everyday. one trick is, don't remove that gasket to clean it but make sure it stays in there. Just soak it and scrub it good, to make sure it stays seated in there.
If the gasket comes loose while you are grinding, the lid will come loose in the base and sometimes causes you to not be able to get the jar from the base. you have to turn the jar the opposite direction to get the lid to tighten up, then you can remove the jar from the base.
I am trying to get replacement jars since those plastic nobbies that run the blender have broken off. It is down to one of 3 nobbies, so it can't be run anymore. I mght just have to buy a brand new blender but it seems so wasteful.
Hey, I know this is an old thread but just had the same problem and solved it. With the blender container upside down, place the gasket on the jar hole, put the blade through the hole on top of the gasket, then screw the plastic base on top of that.
The way I had done it before was to pop the blade into the bottom of the plastic base first then screw it onto the gasket and jar but it goes on the gasket, not under the bottom of the base. Hope that helps anyone else in the future.
Also just read the manual instructions like I didn't, clear as day right there but I never bothered to read them ha
I did the same thing. Order parts at thegourmetdepotco.com -- This problem is caused when you put the rubber gasket underneath the blade instead of above it. This causes two problems: 1. It lifts the teeth on the jar away from the teeth on the drive gear, which can grind down and break off the teeth, and 2. If the drive gear contacts the rubber gasket, it will melt the rim of the drive gear. In the future, to reassemble the jar after cleaning, first put the rubber gasket on the jar, then the blade, lastly screw on the base ring.