Question about Oster 6700 Work Top Blender
I have the Oster 6700 blender. The power comes on but when you hit the other buttons it just beeps twice and nothing happens. Power light just keeps flashing.
Yes, I know what it is. On the base of the blender jar (the plastic base) there are some "fingers" that must contact the base to allow operation to take place. Turn it upside down and look at the little plastic "fingers" around the outside periphery of the plastic base.
These fingers tend to break over time... mine only has two left right now, and it only works in one particular position as a result.
Rotate the blender jar one spot at a time until you are able to operate it "normally". I use it for margaritas, and it won't allow me to push the button for Frozen Drink unless the jar is in the right position.
I am going to try and find a replacement base (or entire blender jar) somewhere... or else I will finally have to retire my favorite blender of all time!
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
A more in-depth but permanent solution to this problem is to hard-wire the circuit control this 'safety' switch. It is only there to make sure that the carafe is mounted completely on the blender base. If you can't master that idea without the aid of a safety switch, you probably shouldn't be trusted around blenders anyway. ;)<br /><br />If you are interested in fixing this problem for good and don't mind a little dis assembly, then it isn't hard to move ahead. You'll need a Philips and flat-head screwdriver, a pair of wire cutters/strippers (scissors could do in a pinch since the wires are quite small). <br /><br />Unplug the base unit and flip it over. Use a small flat-head screwdriver to click the tabs holding on the grey sub-base onto the white base. Then several philips screws will be exposed, undo those and loosen the base from the motor and control boards.<br /><br />There will be three wires running to the safety switch at the back of the blender. In my blender, the wires were red, white and black. The red wire was for the switch on the left, the one that usually gets depressed when the little white 'foot' on the carafe is mounted correctly. The white is common or power. I haven't figured out the black switch. After some experimentation, I found that cutting the red and white wires, stripping them back, and twisting them together with a wire nut solved the problem completely for me. I would recommend leaving the black wire untouched.<br /><br />Once you have done your minor wiring work, you can use a piece of electrical tape to hold the bundle of wires up to the side, or just tuck the wires around other wires, or plastic mounts, just to keep them away from the motor housing. Then you can reassemble the blender base, and it should work flawlessly... even if all of the ridiculously flimsy little white feet have broken off your carafe.<br />
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
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