Question about Juicers

3 Answers

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

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

There was something rolling around in my Super 5000 and although Vitamix told me to just plug it in anyway, I did not

I figured out how to open it. It is easy. There are 4 screws under the rubber mat that the jug sits on. Take them out, then carefully separate the top from the base. This should give you enough access to look around

There was an inch piece of soft metal floating around. Took it out, plugged it in and it is good as new. Good luck

I

Posted on Apr 09, 2015

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

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.

Posted on Nov 19, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix my breville 5 speed juicer? The speeds wont adjust anymore. When i go to increase speed nothing happens unless i apply pressure to the knob, it then increases to speed5, and then goes bac


Your speed control is going out. I get parts like that all the time from a company called Allied Electronics. You will need to remove the speed control and get the part number off of it first before looking it up or calling.

Nov 13, 2014 | Breville Juicers

6 Answers

Jack Lalanne Power Juicer250


the power is not properly supplied to blade .....just check whether the connections are proper ....

Aug 09, 2008 | Jack Lalanne Power Juicer 250 Watts

1 Answer

The blade wont spin even though the mothor is on. I can hear the motor engage but the blade will not move...it has not been used in awhile.


Have you ensured that the blade is securely screwed into the drive motor? Using the two-pronged tool that came with the juicer (or, if you've misplaced it, a DIY solution like two small screwdrivers), make sure that the blade unit is screwed clockwise onto the drive motor. There should be two holes on the inside of the blade unit, at the bottom of the "bowl." That's where you remove the blade unit for cleaning and reattach and tighten it.

Mar 01, 2011 | Jack Lalanne Power Juicer 250 Watts

1 Answer

When we juice, it turns and moves across the counter


Both the Omega and Acme juicers vibrate no matter what you do. I found a worn shredder
blade actually produces less vibration. However this involves filing the cutting burrs down
and resetting the blade to chute gap. If you're up to it, take the blade out and file each row
of burrs about halfway down. Then with the juicer fully assembled, unlock the set screw on
the center of the bottom, turn it clockwise until the chute contacts the blade, and back it off
a half turn. The set screw actually raises and lowers the motor spindle. Both companies
would not agree with this, but this solution comes from operating my 21 year old Acme.
I recently replaced the blade and the juicer immediately began tap dancing. Went back to
the old blade.

Jan 16, 2011 | Omega 1000 Juice Extractor

2 Answers

Jak lalanne not working


Regarding Jack Lalanne juicer. After making sure nothing clogs the blades., make sure the stainless bar is on the correct slots on top of the juicer, left and right. It has a safety switch that when its not closed properly, it won't run.

Jan 31, 2009 | Jack Lalanne Power Juicer 250 Watts

2 Answers

Acme juicer #6001, has a new blade, becomes unbalanced...


Hello, First, make sure the screw on clamp that holds the blade down is centering the blade correctly. Also make sure it tightens down firmly against the blade. Wiggle the blade to ensure it is mounted securely. If this doesn' fix it try your old blade again. If your old blade works you may have a bad, unbalance blade but I would suspect he screw on clamp knob may be somewhat worn and not securing the blade causing it to run "out of round" when a piece of vegetable pushes on it. If everything looks good with both blades and the blade securing knob it could be a worn bearing on the juicer. Try wiggling the motor shaft and see if there is any play in it. I have an ACME 6001 that is quite old so I wouldn't suspect the bearings are going. One other thing, does the bowl take 3 to 5 minutes to stop spinning when you shut off the motor? If it does then the shaft and bearing are probalby ok

Good luck with it...gary

Jan 05, 2009 | Acme 6001 Juice Extractor

1 Answer

Juicer blade stops intermittently


you are pushing too hard, this machine likes it slow.

Dec 15, 2008 | Champion 2000+ Household Juice Extractor

1 Answer

Pusher won't come out


Hi,my name is patricia ,and i found a solution,first the black button .the black vise grip put it in the blade while the blade is still in turn the black vise grip to the left while still in the blade keep turning to the left and the blade will come off of the black button.the black button do not come off or up.When you put food in but smaller pieces in and have all your pieces near you so you can continue to drop in in the processer while running it and can slowly put the long tube in to keep food from splashing do it slowly .hope that help

Aug 27, 2008 | Jack Lalanne Power Juicer (Stainless...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Juicers Logo

Related Topics:

759 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Juicers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98694 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

26084 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

13935 Answers

Are you a Juicer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...