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Stirring rod in stir crazy popcorn popper problem

I have a 8 qt. West Bend Stir Crazy Corn Popper that is about 6 mos. old. Tonight after using it 3 times consecutively, the stirring rod stopped turning. I took it apart and there are no kernels stuck. Any ideas what the problem might be or how I can fix it? I am presently overseas so getting a replacement isn't an option. Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is something our family enjoys immensely! Thanks so much, Natalie

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Natalie,



    When you say you took it apart, did that allow you to determine if the rod has just come loose? If it's not loose the motor is probably fried.

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SOURCE: how much oil & pop corn oil do I in a Stir Crazy corn popper

2 tablespoons oil to 1/2 cup corn

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SOURCE: how much oil & pop corn oil do I in a Stir Crazy corn popper

http://westbend.com/support/user-manuals/popcorn-poppers.html

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Place popper base on flat, dry surface. The heat-resistant base allows for safe table use.
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There are two models of the Stir Crazy® Corn Popper, one for making up to 6-quarts and the second for making up to 8-quarts of popcorn. Listed below are the proper amounts of oil, corn and butter (or margarine) to use for making various amounts of popcorn. Do not attempt to make 8 quarts of popcorn in the 6-quart model.
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