Like all electrical appliances, mixer grinders are also prone to problems. However, you do not have to call a technician every time your mixer grinder malfunctions. You can troubleshoot some of the most common mixer grinder problems such as leaking, blunt blades, and tripping by yourself. This article contains a complete list of all the common mixer grinder problems and how you can solve them by yourself.
Leaking is one of the most common problems occurring in a mixer grinder. This could happen due to 3 reasons. The blade assembly is loosely fitted, a problem in the rubber gasket, or cracks in the jar. For the first case, you will have to fit the blade assembly tightly into the jar. If there is a problem with the rubber gasket, then you will have to change it. And lastly, if there are cracks in the jar, you will have to replace it with a new one.
2. Blunt Blades
When used for a long time, it is natural for the blades to lose their sharpness. To sharpen them, you will have some rock salt into the jar and spin the unit for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can also use rods or sharpening stones instead of rock salt. Ensure that the lid is closed tightly before starting the mixer grinder. The rock salt will sharpen the blades of the mixer and will make it as good as new.
The reset button present under the mixer grinder will trip if you continuously use the appliance for long hours or grind hot items. It is highly recommended that you don’t use your mixer grinder for too long and wait till the food is cooled down before grinding it. If the tripping happens due to excessive heat, you need to reset the red switch located on the undersurface of the mixer grinder. Unplug the mixer grinder, remove the jar, and look under the appliance to find the switch. This should prevent your mixer grinder from tripping.
4. Broken Coupler
Couplers connect the base of the blender to the jar. They will break or wear after using them for a few. If you frequently blend frozen fruits and vegetables at high speeds, it will damage the coupler. You can not repair a broken blender. The only option is to replace it. You need to be very cautious while replacing the blender as the blades are very sharp. It is not such a bad idea to seek the help of a professional.
5. Stuck Buttons
The buttons in your mixer grinder will get stuck if you spill food or liquid on them. They enter the space between the buttons and make them defective. To solve this, you need to wipe the buttons with a clean wet cloth. Some models come with an option where you can remove the face of the buttons. This makes it very easy and convenient for cleaning purposes.
6. Slow Moving Blades
When food particles get clogged between the blades, they cause the blades to move slowly. This can be very frustrating because it takes up a lot of time for grinding. If that is the case, you have to remove the blade assembly and clean it. Soak the blades in warm water and scrub the sides and edges of the blades. Now, assemble and fit them into the mixer grinder. The blades should rotate faster.
7. Jar Getting Stuck
If the bearings in the jar are damaged, the jar will get stuck on the unit. Corrosion in blades occurs when there is a leakage in the blades. The food or liquid that is ground will enter into the bearings and cause corrosion. To rectify this, you need to remove the jar and pour a few drops of oil around the motor coupler. After allowing it for a few minutes, you have to twist the motor coupler using pliers. Now, fix the jar in the mixer grinder and run it for two minutes. Then, fill the jar till it reaches half and allow it to run for a minute. Wipe the jar with a clean dry cloth. After doing this, you should be able to fix and unfix the jar seamlessly.
8. Overload Problem
The mixer grinder will shut off automatically if there is an overload. The overloading of a mixer grinder happens due to three reasons,
9. Low Capacity Motor
When the motors are not powerful and you run them for a long time, the motor will get heated and the unit will overload. Run the unit for short durations with frequent gaps to prevent this.
10. Air Circulation
Air circulation will cool the mixer grinder and prevent it from overheating. Some models will have extensions at specific points or at the edges on its lower surface. This will facilitate air circulation. Alternatively, you can place the unit on a stand with holes.
11. Thick Materials
When you put too much food into the jar or when the food is very thick, the motor will get heated and overload. To prevent this, put small quantities of food into the jar. If the food is very thick, add a small quantity of water to soften them.
12. Faulty Wiring
If there is a fault in the wiring, the mixer grinder will turn off automatically. The main reason for this problem is the poor build quality or long usage of the mixer grinder. To resolve this, you need to have sufficient experience in troubleshooting electrical wiring. You need to open the mixer and check if all the wires are connected properly. If not, you need to reconnect them. We highly recommend you to seek the help of a professional for this as it is not safe for you and the mixer grinder. Connecting the wires incorrectly can lead to malfunctions as well as fire occurrences.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Your mixer grinder will stop working if there is an overload, faulty wires, or if it is tripping. Overload happens if there is no air circulation or if the motor is not powerful enough to grind the quantity of food you put in the mixer. Tripping happens if you use the unit for long hours or if you grind hot food.
- Due to tripping, press the red switch located at the bottom of the mixer and reset the mixer.
- Because of overload, put small quantities of food, and run the mixer with frequent gaps.
- Faulty wiring, seek the help of a professional to troubleshoot the wiring.
If your jar is stuck, remove the ingredient from the jar first. Then pull it and rotate it anti-clockwise at the same time. This should release the jar. After that, pour a few drops of oil around the motor coupler. Allow the mixer to run empty at first and then run with water. This should prevent the problem from repeating.
You can pour hot water over the lid which would make it expand. Or else, you can use rubber gloves to increase your grip on the lid. This will make it easier for you to pull the lid.
If the mixer grinder is under warranty, do not hesitate to call the brand support. If not, you can do some basic repair work and save some money. However, if the fault is due to electrical wiring or other complex reasons, it is always wise to call a technician.
If you face any specific difficulties in repairing your mixer grinder, let us know using the comment section and we will help you out.