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Blade turns with difficulty

The blade for my wet container is difficult to rotate. I've used my vita-mixer regularly for the seven years. I've been using my dry container until I can resolve this problem. There is a tool that can remove the bottom part for inspection. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Re: blade turns with difficulty

Check the blade assembly it may be worn out.

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