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My crank blender's gears no longer move smoothly!

I have a month-old GSI Vortex (Hand Crank) Blender.

When I crank the blender on the second (faster) speed, it goes a little bit, then stops.
You have to jiggle it to free it, then it goes again and stops again.

Could this mean that the gears inside need lubrication?
Or maybe the gears are loose?
What do I to to fix it?

My man has offered to take it apart to see what the problem is, but he has already destroyed so many things by taking them apart.

lol.

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  • Reflection2 Nov 25, 2008

    Ok I just checked out the blender again...

    CORRECTION:

    It's actually the lower speed that has this problem; the higher speed still cranks smoothly.


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