The blade for my wet container is difficult to rotate. I've used my vita-mixer regularly for the seven years. I've been using my dry container until I can resolve this problem. There is a tool that can remove the bottom part for inspection. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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If what you can't see in your device, namely the motor assembly, it may be that the assembly is one of those not designed to be taken apart and that it is wearing out. If so, that could be the cause of the looseness you are experiencing. It may be unrepairable or more costly to fix than to replace. Twenty plus years is a good run for almost any mechanical device.
Is it getting hot when you operate it? If you run a mixer for a long time, the motor will get very warm. On the older units, when the motor overheats, the various parts of the motor and its container may start to melt. Mixer motors are not designed to last forever and a replacement motor may be available from the manufacturer. Another way is to purchase another similar mixer as you can on eBay and swap parts.
Just fixed my blender. Motor was working fine, but the bladea wouldn't turn. I removed the blade piece from the base and tried moving the blades by hand and they wouldn't turn. So, I lubricated the blade at the location where it's supposed to rotate. I kept trying to move the blades by hand and gradually they started to loosen up. All fixed!!! I guess they get stuck after a few years of use.
You will definitely need to change the clutch blade i.e. the black rubber rotating bit. Chaging it on the base unit may be difficult, I would check with your local Kitcheaid repairer for spare parts and repair advice.
this is getting more and more common there is a part between the motor and the drive gear that snaps for no reason . its job is to snap if the blades jam as a "fuse" to save your house from a overheating ,jammed motor . the problem is there are no parts to buy to fix this . if its new take it back to where you bought it . otherwise shipping it 2 ways for repair to the factory is sometimes as much or more as a new blender ........ i would recomend you do one of two things : go to a goodwill or other type shop and get a nice vintage blender , it will last forever ! or move up to a vita mix . its costly but it will realy last you ... this new made in china junk is just bad news even when it has the kitchen aid name on it . its still the same junk ..... good luck........ Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep
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first check the blades on the container thay should turn easy by hand if not thats your problem , you will need blades . blades turn easy ? you will need to replace the motor . the temp /overload has changed and is tripping to easy . this is common with people that use there vitamix for tough chores a lot . a lesser blender would just burn up a motor in a puff of smoke .a vitamix dies this way . in the end its the same you will need a motor