Question about Cuisinart CBT-500 SmartPower Premier Work Top Blender
The actual blade won't turn in the base, it appears to be stuck, tried soaking in water in case food got inside, but no luck
You have to unscrew and disassemble the blades - pretty easy, just take two rags and grab the blades with one (so you don't cut yourself), and then turn the rubber piece on the other side COUNTER CLOCKWISE, opposite of what you would do to loosen. the rod that runs in the middle that's connected to the blades on mine was all corroded, so I sprayed it down with WD-40, took my Dremel to it and smoothed out the corrosion, added some fresh grease ($2 tube goes a long way), washed the other parts with some Dawn and dried completely, reassembled and it runs much better! Not sure how long it will last, but I have a feeling that one time I ran the blender for a long time instead of pulsing, and the grease that came with it couldn't handle the heat from it turning so long. Anyway good luck!
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
You can also buy the "Blade + Gasket Assembly". Cuisinart is pretty good with parts and this only costs $10 + shipping in the US.
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
I'm searching here to try and find out how to disassemble my CBT-500 because it turns out the top link piece (the toothy bit on the base which turns the toothy bit on the jar) is loose and not spinning when the motor turns. Now I just need to replace that part -- this may be what's happening to yours as well.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
Found another post on fixya where everyone said you have to get a new one, because the lubricant is gone -- so that's what i'm doing!
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
Thanks for the suggestion about loosening in the opposite direction. We didn't completely take our blade apart, but loosening it a bit seemed to help. We worked the screw around then tightened it back up and it worked great.
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
We fiddled with ours this morning, reading all the advice on line. Took the plastic sheath out of the base to expose the metal ridged shaft. It seemed like this was where it wasn't engaging. My husband put a piece of electric tape around the shaft, replaced the sheath and Presto!
Posted on Apr 04, 2018
After cutting myself - morning repair prior to coffee is unsafe working condition - I took off the bottom gear/wheel thing-a-ma-jig off. Found this post - Thank you - sat the remaining unit in a bath (bowl) of grape seed oil, drizzling over the blade top where it wasn't reaching and then worked the apparatus a back and forth a few separate times, soaking in between. The oil worked its way in and then I reassembled and finished the smoothy. Daughter missed out - but wife and I enjoying her breakfast for her.
Posted on Apr 28, 2016
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