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Replace the potentiometer with a better one. Do not use the CHEAP PIECE OF [email protected] that comes with the blender. For what they charge for these machines, they should be using MUCH better components. I used part RV4N502C-ND from Digi-key as described by another poster for a different model. The knob didn't fit, so I also used Mouser part #5164-1500 knob, which look exactly the same.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


Talk to manufacturer they should be able to help.

Vitamix Blenders | Answered on Jul 17, 2019


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Vitamix 5000... | Answered on May 02, 2019


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.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Mar 01, 2019


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.

Vitamix Super... | Answered on Feb 27, 2019


Check the black driving clutch on the top of the motor that engages with the other clutch half on the base of the blender jug. The fault should be there, normally it will be the motor part.

Vitamix Blenders | Answered on Feb 03, 2019


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Vitamix Blenders | Answered on Aug 26, 2018


What has worked very well for me in the past in similar situations (not with kitchen appliances but any older item needing a part) is find people selling the item or parts for the item on eBay, and then messaging them asking if they have a source for whatever it is I am looking for.
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Vitamix Blenders | Answered on Aug 26, 2018


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Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Aug 26, 2018


Some models had a weakness with the variable resistance in the rotary switch but your description sounds more like the main PCB or even the motor both of which are very expensive parts to replace.

Vitamix Blenders | Answered on Jun 15, 2018


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.

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Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018


It's probably fine, those motors are very strong. I'd be looking for something like a wire off or broken first. A motor does not often fail without a lot of heat and burning smell.

Vitamix Super... | Answered on Apr 27, 2018

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