Question about As Seen On TV Magic Bullet Food Processor
My Magic Bullet (given to me as a Christmas gift) has broken. I need to know how to get replacement parts or repairs. The mechanism in the base that is clear plastic with 4 "wings" and connects and turns the chopper in the cups has broken. One of the "wings" broke off. How do I get it fixed?
Thanks, Cindy Richardson
I had the same problem,broken plastic drive gear.
solution ; sacrifice one of the blender choppers bases you use the least (usually the flat cutter)
hold the cutter blade with pliers or in a vice if you can and unscrew the rubber gear off the shaft in a clockwise direction -- CLOCKWISE--DIRECTION-- easy huh.
Now insert screwdriver to suit,(coss,phillips or flat blade type) into centre hole in underside base of power head drive unit. Hold unit firmly and now unscrew broken gear or brass centre piece left behind CLOCKWISE again off spindle.
Finally screw rubber gear back onto motor spindle in ANTI clockwise direction. DO NOT over tighten. Rotation of motor and drag caused by blending action tightens assembly with use.
Done. for pics follow this link
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
So, rather than pay for an entire new motor and wait for two weeks for them to get it to me, I just made a new gear/broken thing. I crazy glued the old piece back together again and used it to make a plaster mold...like the way people do with their kid's hands. Then I filled the mold with JB Weld and let it dry. After that, I drilled a hole in the new JB weld gear so that it would fit over the metal part in the bullet(that actually spins).
Glued it on (with more jb weld) and the thing has been making my smoothies and grinding my coffee with no more issues.
Sounds complicated, but it wasn't too bad. Funny thing is, the new piece is probably heaps stronger than the cheap plastic thing that broke in the first place.
Do it yourself, or e-mail me: [email protected]
I'm tired of made-to-break products and could make anyone else one of these things for around 10 bucks!
Posted on May 07, 2009
The same thing happen to me. I checked on e-Bay but to buy new base I had to pay more then $30.
I checked the www.buythebullet.com and contacted the Homeland Housewares on 1-866-446-6352 and they told me that the only thing I can do is to buy new power base and they will ship it to me for $19.98 (S&H included). Waiting for it now.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
I had same thing happen to me, except that mine was 3 yrs. old. (If Cindy's was received xmas '08, it is in warranty.) But for those whose are not, I contacted the manufacturer and was told that there was no replacement part, (the clear plastic center disc on top of base,) but they offered a new base for $19.99, including shipping. I gladly purchased it, because I had searched for one on ebay, and the only 2 displayed were used, and much more than this; $35-40.00, with shipping. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 26, 2009
I had a problem where the rubber "teeth" at the bottom of the blade just sheered off. All I did was brace the blade with a pair of pliers and unscrew the rubber part (clockwise! opposite of what you're used to!) and replace it with the other one. I never used the other blade anyway! I also read that you can sacrifice one of the blades and use the rubber part in place of the plastic part on the base...
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
Yes, My Magic bullet cross blade has plastic worn off at the base and I am able to buy from Magic bullet Customer service at 1-866-446-6352 and they said that I can buy only the blades for about $ 8.98 each.
Hope this helps
Good luck with your bullet.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
The base of the magic bullet was broken, the clear part of the base when I put the wing broke
Posted on Jun 03, 2014
Guys you can but new replacement parts through Ebay in the us or Amason but won't ship to Australia. Black rubber bace for under the cups was $9 & the drive in the power base plastic was about $18,
Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 19, 2012
I had the same problem and found a solution online. I just completed the repair myself, with a little help from my husband tools. I removed the black rotating piece from the blade that I used less and attached it to the base (after making a minor change to the base so that it can screw back on.) I will post the link. Remember that to remove the pieces you will be turning it the opposite direction as you usually would to unscrew something. (Typically righty tighty, lefty losey but you will want to turn it right to loosen it this time.)
Posted on Oct 23, 2010
I bet that at least 1 of the 3 tiny plastic knobs on the outside of your cups has broken off. That happened to me, and that meant the motor wouldn't engage, which was a mystery until I figured out why. I was left with only one cup that worked, until yesterday, until that one broke too! Seems like the cost of replacement cups are more than replacing the entire system! Sigh!
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
Same problem. This seems to be the achilles heel of the magic bullet. That's the problem with plastic parts. Let's all go on strike till bullet fixes their folley.
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
Boy...the same palstic coupler broke for me too...got this tip:
paid a mechanic Rs. 10/- to get the rubber coupler from one of my existing blade...voila..it is back & working great.
On ebay india..we get two blades for 299/- only...will get them as well...nice tool this kity.
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
My magic bullet works fine, the problem is i don't have attachments and blades for using its chopper and grinder...is anyone willing to give away those...i am highly interested in taking them...please e-mail me at [email protected]
Posted on May 07, 2009
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