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Rod will not turn when popper is plugged in

DOES THE MACHINE HAVE REPLACEMENT PARTS? IS IT WORTH THE TROUBLE TO REPLACE PARTS. IS THERE A BETTER POPPER THAT WOULD LAST MORE THAN 4 MONTHS?

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I once tried to get parts for a West Bend popper with no luck. I just kept using it without the stirrer.

I would say from a pure economic standpoint, you're better off getting a new one. I don't know that one brand is any better than another -- it's just potluck from my experience.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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If it heats up, your popcorn may be old and dried out. If it doesn't heat up and the stirring rod does not turn, check your power cord for defects. Procedure: plug in the popper (check both ends of the cord!), turn it on, and gently wiggle the cord right at the plug or where it goes into the popper, and watch the stirring rod to see if it moves. If it starts and stops as you wiggle the cord, you've found the break in the cord. Repair it or replace it (West Bend lists it online for $5) and be more careful with the cord in the future (never unplug by yanking on the wire, always pull on the plug itself).

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The symptoms of only pops half the popcorn is a hard one to trouble shoot.
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I only ned the bowl for my stircrazy popcorn popper. Is it possible to buy one and the cost please.


We can't sell you the bowl at Fixya as we only can help with instructions and so on. What I can help you with is where and who to contact about the bowl.

I believe your popper is made by WestBend. So you have a couple of choices. You can look for a repair shop that will have replacement parts. These are not that common these days but they are around. You can search on the net for them and I would talk to the store you purchased the popper from and ask where you can get parts. They may have a local repair depot that will be able to help. If that doesn't get you a source then you need to try Westbend.

Go to http://westbend.com/ and click on the support tab. Then click on replacement parts then Westbend and then popcorn popper. Select your model and it should now display all available parts. Unfortunetly the replacment parts tend to be power cords and covers so there may not be a bowl available for your model. It is still worth using the Westbend contact information and asking if they have one just in case.

Aside from other sources such as ebay or thrift shops you may not be able to find a bowl. And what you have to keep in mind is the replacement cost of the bowl plus shipping if you can find one. You may find that you will have to buy a new popper as it would cost less than getting the bowl.

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