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Posted on Sep 01, 2007

Stopped working My blender simply stopped working after less than 2 years of only intermittent use. I don't detect any burning smell from the motor. Does it have a fuse that I can replace? Any other suggestions? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    My blender also just stopped working after less than two years. It just will not start at all. After pressing any of the buttons the blender is completely dead.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    yes i have the same problem...? $50 blender now its junk

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I loved this blender. It was very powerful, although loud. But without warning, it just stopped working. I'd had it for just over two years. Built in dynamic obsolescence, I suppose. The company wants us to buy more, when the original breaks. Not me.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Noticed that my blender smells like my motor is burning. Still working but smells bad


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I had the same problem after only one month, took in back to walmart and they would do nothing. i love the big heavy glass jar on this model so i baught another on thinking i broke it some how and guess what, the second one stopped after one and a half months. called around and no one would do anything for me, company sucks, i took the bottom cover off the blender to expose the problem and there is a problem with the curcuit board and built in breaker. i ripped out all the speed buttons and curcuit board and just wired in a on/off switch to the motor. works great again. i still had a extra broken blender so i took a old chain saw i had and turned that one into a gas powered blender. problem solved, any questions please feel free to ask.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2013

    How I can get the board - after Sfthth the cover?

  • Geoffrey Morrison Dec 02, 2014

    This seems to be a problem for the brand. My cheap $16 BL2010 white model features the 550W motor. I did as straws indicates--I wired the motor directly to the A/C power cord (with the correct wiring polarity), after unscrewing the bottom (deep-set star-bit screws) and removing the switch. My motor is very good I think: The switch is complex and problematic, though. I simply leave the holes for the switch open--that aids cooling. (I try to prevent spilling into those holes--no major parts or wiring prove directly underneath, though. I imagine that one may take a 1" vinyl blind slat, cut it to size, and cement it over those holes.) Removing the switch and wiring directly leaves one with the highest speed. Invoking a true variable rotary switch likely proves possible: I put a nice rocker switch over my cord, instead. I feel that the switch perhaps is intended to fail over time.


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