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Vitamix 5000 vm0103. When set to Variable, it does not run at all. Works fine on high. Is there a way to determine whether it's the pentionmeter or controlboard/circuitry by using an ohm meter?


Put your meter across the 2 disconnected potentiometer wires and turn the knob and see if you get the sort of variation you expect to see. The pots do give a little bit of trouble and aren't worth very much, I'd be inclined to throw one in anyway, the very last thing you want it to be is the PCB, they are not cheap.

Feb 26, 2017 | Vitamix Blenders

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Why isn't variable speed variable?


If you replaced and wired up the switch and potentiometer correctly and the new parts are not faulty that only leaves the Printed Circuit Board as the cause of the problem, it won't be the motor.

Feb 25, 2016 | Vitamix 5200S Blender Package

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Is it possible to get the wired diagram for vitamix 5000


Can't find a wiring diagram but I do have a 34mb video showing a motor being replaced. If you want a copy email me at screaming_skull@hotmail.com I haven't searched You Tube, you may find something there.

Dec 11, 2014 | Vitamix 5000 Work Top Blender

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On my Vitamix 5000 the variable speed control does not work


It will probably just need the pot replacing, take note of where the wires go. I see someone else here is doing the same job and wants to know where to put them back. Take a photo first saves a lot of grief. The pot is the rotary resistance switch behind the knob.

Mar 24, 2014 | Vitamix 5000 Work Top Blender

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Need to replace speed control


They are called a "Potentiometer" or Pot for short.
Variable Speed Control Switch

check here:

vitamix potentiometer

Feb 19, 2014 | Vitamix Blenders

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Variable speed does not work


Check here for replacement of necessary part to be replaced.

Fairly easy to do. You can find a video on how to replace a vitamix potentiometer or Pot for short, check youtube.

vitamix potentiometer

Feb 09, 2014 | Vitamix 5000 Work Top Blender

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At low speeds, my blender has a grinding, "bumping" sound. When I progressively turn up the variable speed knob, the motor revs way up and then slows way down again until I get to the highest...


This problem sounds like failure of the Variable Speed Potentiometer component. Here is the most helpful Fixya article so far: http://www.fixya.com/support/t6032529-need_replace_speed_control
I have the same problem right now and don't want to pay ridiculously high prices for a small electronic component.
So far, this is as far as I've gotten in researching replacement parts:Vitamix Part #015955
Partstown sells #15955 for $23.39 on their website but I found out they charge $15 for shipping -- for a one-ounce piece of electronics. I won't pay to be ripped off on shipping so I won't buy one from Partstown until I've exhausted less-expensive suppliers. Here is the product at Partstown: http://www.partstown.com/vita_mix/vm15955
Another Fixya contributor, Robert Sadler, said he was going to try a generic potentiometer from Mouser.com. His descriptions are kind of vague for me. I'm not an electronics expert so I'm not very confident I can interperet his description:
"If you are comfortable with soldering, you can get a replacement part at Mouser.com. The pot is a 5k "slimline" made by Bourns, however looking inside the cover it looks like most pots would fit. I ordered one for a bit over $5 and will update when I get it with how it worked. You would just have to solder the existing wires to it." -Robert Sadler
I have no problem soldering the existing wires onto a new component but I don't really know what would be an appropriate potentiometer to buy as a replacement from an electronics supplier. In addition, Mouser's website seems to sell potentiometers only in bulk quantities of 5, 6, 12, or 45 items at a time. I just want one.
If anyone knows how to interpret Robert Sadler's comments, or has actually done this repair, please post below. I'm sure quite a few people would benefit from a high-quality repair at a low component cost.

Mar 10, 2011 | Vitamix 5000 Work Top Blender

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I need to replace the speed control potentiometer. How do I open the case on this machine?


Hi there. I know you were looking for an answer 5 months ago. I didn't see the correct procedure listed. My speed control just bit the dust. Anyway, here goes: Pull off the rubber cover where the container sits. You'll see 4 phillips screws, unscrew them (you can leave them in place). Next, on the black drive wheel in the center, look to find a small triangle molded into the outside of the ring. Line it up with a small slotted opening just under the drive wheel. Use a small allen wrench which fits in and unscrews a set screw. You can lift off the drive wheel. Now you have to pull the top off. On mine, it took some time as I was trying to be careful not to break anything. With persistence the top will separate from the base. My super 5000 has a 2 wire speed control knob. Hope this helps if you haven't gotten an answer elsewhere or taken it to the shop.

Sep 16, 2010 | Vitamix Super 5000 Work Top Blender

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My vitamixer's variable speed switch is stuck on about 2/3 speed. the on/off switch works fine. the high/variable switch changes from high to about 2/3 speed. the variable speed dial has no effect of the...


This problem sounds like failure of the Variable Speed Potentiometer component. Here is the most helpful Fixya article so far: http://www.fixya.com/support/t6032529-need_replace_speed_control
I have the same problem right now and don't want to pay ridiculously high prices for a small electronic component.
So far, this is as far as I've gotten in researching replacement parts:Vitamix Part #015955
Partstown sells #15955 for $23.39 on their website but I found out they charge $15 for shipping -- for a one-ounce piece of electronics. I won't pay to be ripped off on shipping so I won't buy one from Partstown until I've exhausted less-expensive suppliers. Here is the product at Partstown: http://www.partstown.com/vita_mix/vm15955

Another Fixya contributor, Robert Sadler, said he was going to try a generic potentiometer from Mouser.com. His descriptions are kind of vague for me. I'm not an electronics expert so I'm not very confident I can interperet his description:

"If you are comfortable with soldering, you can get a replacement part at Mouser.com. The pot is a 5k "slimline" made by Bourns, however looking inside the cover it looks like most pots would fit. I ordered one for a bit over $5 and will update when I get it with how it worked. You would just have to solder the existing wires to it." -Robert Sadler

I have no problem soldering the existing wires onto a new component but I don't really know what would be an appropriate potentiometer to buy as a replacement from an electronics supplier. In addition, Mouser's website seems to sell potentiometers only in bulk quantities of 5, 6, 12, or 45 items at a time. I just want one.

If anyone knows how to interpret Robert Sadler's comments, or has actually done this repair, please post below. I'm sure quite a few people would benefit from a high-quality repair at a low component cost.

Apr 08, 2010 | Vitamix 5000 Work Top Blender

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Vitamx blender works at low speed, but blade stops moving at higher speeds.


Did you ever find a way to fix your blender? I have the same problem, I'm sure it's a loose wire but can't figure out how to get to the wires.

Aug 29, 2008 | Juicers

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