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Blender blinks My blender goes crazy after a few seconds of use, the "on" and the other button blinks, after I pressed on any of the five speed.Can you help?

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Re: blender blinks

Need to resolder the triac located on the Printed circuit board this part is on an aluminum heat sink, and the third leg is most of the times the one with a broken or poor soldering joint due to the vibration of blender

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I discovered that there is a tiny mechanical push button switch under each button. The switches are held snug to the bottom of each button by a thin metal bracket. If you have heavy fingers, the force of pressing the buttons over time, causes the bracket to deform, moving the switches further and further away from the buttons until, eventually, no matter how hard you press, they are no longer close enough to depress the switches underneath.

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