When it comes to home appliances, there is undoubtedly that one time that it will malfunction. This is no exception when it comes to blenders. Considering all the moving and high friction parts, it is just a matter of time before it starts experiencing problems.
Causes of Blender Leaking Through Blade
One of the most frequent problems is leakage through the blade. This is caused by worn-out O-rings(rubber gaskets) situated at the bottom of the blade assembly. Nevertheless, this should not be a cause of concern as they are designed to be replaced.
It should also be noted that faulty gaskets may not be the only cause of leaking. Due to motor vibrations, some blender jugs may develop cracks, especially old ones. These cracks will most likely develop from the bottom next to the blade assembly.
Sometimes your blender may not have a fault at all. It may leak because of a poorly positioned blade. When screwing on your blade they should be no wiggling room. This may cause an imperfect seal which may lead to leaking.
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How to Fix Leakages Through Blades In Blenders
To find the perfect fix for your leakage problem you should identify the cause. As previously mentioned the causes can be one of the three above. Proceed to the fixes below.
You should first disassemble the blender jug from the blender as this is our primary focus to fix the leakage.
For a gasket leak, you should buy the right replacement for your blender. You can easily find the right replacement by searching for your part number online.
If the rubber seal is not worn out then your leakage problem should be traced down to a loose fitting. For this problem, you should arrange the gasket and bushings properly and tighten them down slowly.
If your leakage is caused by broken or cracked glass, you should immediately change your blender jug. Replacements are available on amazon or your brand retailer.
Other Blender Faults You May Experience
Blender blades spinning slowly
At times you may notice that your blender blades are spinning slower than usual which is usually accompanied by lower efficiency in blending.
This may be a result of increased friction between the blade shaft and the rubber gaskets. In most cases, food debris may lead to increased friction. This should easily be remedied by doing a clean-up.
Consider using vinegar and baking soda to clean your blender to get rid of the stale smell that may accompany food debris being stuck for a long time.
Most blenders come with a control panel to vary your speed. Some will come with a spring-loaded knob. Over time you may notice that they get rigid.
The major culprit, in this case, will mostly come from dirt and stuck debris. To remedy this, you can disassemble the blender and clean up the button and control knobs.
Opening up a blender should be an easy process. Most blenders are designed to be opened from the bottom. You can grab any regular toolset off amazon and it will work just fine.
As a precaution, you should always unplug your blender before working on it. Safety should always be your first priority.
Blenders are also not complicated and consist of a few parts mainly the motor and control panel. If you are feeling unsure of yourself you can always take it to a professional.
Blender Leaking Brown Liquid
If your blender is not only leaking but also leaking a brown liquid, it is mainly due to a damaged gasket coupled with a dirty blade seal.