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Yeah, I know that feeling! That feeling that makes you want to smash your blender against the wall because your blender base became stuck after a while.
Well, I didn’t smash my blender on the wall when that happened to me, especially when I considered the price I bought it, and neither should you as well, regardless of the price of your blender. No blender is worth that rage.
Rather than smash my blender on the wall, the rage drove me to make research on the case at hand, and after applying the findings I gathered, I achieved the desired result. Below is what I was able to gather, along with the steps I took.
Expert Steps To Take To Unscrew A Stuck Blender Bottom
Step 1. Unplug the blender from the Socket
You really don’t want to risk turning on the blender whilst attempting to remove the stuck bottom, so I strongly suggest you completely remove the plug from the socket, and place it back only when you are done.
Step 2. Turn the entire unit upside down
I know this might sound odd to your hearing, but it is the next and most important step to follow if you are to ever remove your blender cup from the position it has found itself in. Simply turn the entire cup upside down, and do the next step as I will explain below.
Step 4. Tap the bottom gently
While the entire mechanism is still upside down, gently tap the bottom of the cup on your kitchen counter a few times. Tapping the cup on the counter a few times will help remove any debris or particle restricting the removal of the cup.
Step 5. Twist the cup anti-clockwise
After the above step, immediately, gently turn the cup anticlockwise, and this should remove unstuck your blender cup from the base.
If part of your blender cup is actually stuck underneath the actuator, you might want to try this alternative step to pry it away from the current situation; Use the tip of a small flat screwdriver and turn it around the cup to ensure that the lip of the cup is now fully seated on the actuator.
Then simply place the screwdriver beside the actuator and pull up the cup away from the base by lifting the lip back from the actuator. The step is to celebrate your victory because the cup should be out by now.
Why Is My Blender Button Stuck?
The primary reason why a blender gets stuck is due to trapped big air bubbles. This can be prevented by striking a good balance between the ice and also the liquid you intend to combine with the ice or any other frozen food you might have in mind.
Most good blenders also come with pulse features, which can come in handy in such situations.
How To Fix A Stuck Blender Button
- A screwdriver set – you should use a screwdriver set instead of a single screwdriver, as you might require a different size for the screws you might encounter based on the manufactures of your blender.
Step 1. Disconnect it from power
Unplugging the blender from the socket is the first and most important step you should take, to avoid any electrical hazard. Don’t just switch off the power from the outlet, unplug it completely.
Step 2. Remove the footpads of your blender
Some blenders have their screws hidden underneath the footpads, and the only way to gain access to it is by removing the footpads – but if the screw of your motor base is exposed, then there is no need to remove the footpads.
Once the screws are exposed, use the perfect screw size to unscrew the screws from the motor base. The screws are usually four (4) in number, but this could be less or more, based on the manufacturer.
Step 3. Remove the panel clips
Once the base of the motor has been successfully removed, the next hurdle to cross will be removing some set of wires making contact with the panel via clips. Mine was three (3) in number, but yours could be more.
These clips can simply be removed by squeezing the base of the clips and lifting it up. Don’t squeeze too tightly, as only a little amount of force will get the job done.
Step 4. Remove the screws from the panel:
After unclipping the wires, you will be left with the panel. This panel will have to be removed before you can make any further progress. Simply unscrew the screws holding them in place using the right screwdriver head.
Once the screws are out, ensure you keep them in a safe location so as not to look for them after you finish – keep them separately from the screws you previously removed so that you don’t mix them up (Tag them if possible). Gently lift up the panel so that you don’t temper with some of the welded circuits (IC’s).
Step 5. Remove the second panel
After removing the first panel, my blender presented me with another panel that has two (2) screws. I removed the screws using the right screwdriver, then I gently lifted it up.
On lifting up the panel, I could now see what was operating the switches. In my blender, I got to see that the plastic nub that pushed against the stuck button, was twisted, and this made it impossible for it to return to its normal state after pressing it.
To make amends, I simply used my screwdriver to adjust the twisted nub and tried to make it as straight as I could – then I tried pressing the button, and it responded accordingly, in other words, it became unstuck.
Step 6. Assemble the parts together
Confirming that the button can now be pressed without it getting stuck, assemble the parts you dismantled, and ensure you do it with uttermost precision.
Screw back the panels the same way you removed them, then clip back the wires by pressing the clips softly and placing them in the connector spots on the blender.
After completion, screw back the motor base, and you are good to go! The whole steps took me about 20 minutes to accomplish, but if you feel you won’t be able to follow the steps listed in this article, then I strongly suggest you seek the help of a technician.
How To Get A Stuck Lid Off A Blender
Getting a stuck lid off a blender is very similar to fixing a stuck blender blade. Simply put the cup into warm or hot water, then wait for a few minutes – by this time, the air must have expanded, making it very possible to remove the lid.
How Do You Unscrew Something That Won’t Screw?
There are several ways to accomplish this feat – let’s look at some of them, shall we?
1. Try Using A Different Screwdriver
Screws differ in pattern and sizes so, if a screw gets stuck, try removing it with a different screwdriver – but first, use a smaller or shorter screwdriver with a bigger head. Use downward pressure and gradually remove the screw.
If this doesn’t do the job, use a screwdriver with a different kind of head. For example, use a flathead screwdriver if the screw to be removed is a star screw or a Philip head screw.
When using a flathead screwdriver, it should be tight enough to fit inside the whole opening. Apply a decent amount of downward pressure when turning to bring out the screw.
2. Use A Hammer To Drive The Screwdriver In And Make It Tight To The Screw/Nut
Gently hit the screwdriver into the head of the screw with this hammer. Put the screwdriver into the head of the screw – Use a hammer and tap the base of the screwdriver. This will hold up your screwdriver into the head, giving you more grasp of the screw in the process.
Release the hammer, and try removing the screw, but note that this method is more effective with soft metal screws.
3. Using A Pair Of Pliers
You can use a pair of pliers to remove a stubborn screw. If there is a slight hole between the surface and the top of the screw, try pivoting the screw out with a couple of pliers grasps.
But first, make sure you secure the screw inside the mouth of the pliers. Circularly turn the pliers, and attempt to turn the stuck screw out.
This is another way to get that stubborn nut/screw-off your way. When you pull, let the pulling force moderate. An observe if you are making progress. Once you notice that its moving along with the plier, repeat the process till it’s totally free.
4. Using The Rubber Band Method
This strategy functions admirably on heads that are worn and lost their shape, leaving scarcely any edges for the screwdriver to rely on.
Put a flat bit of elastic or rubber band over the screw head, and at that point, firmly drive the screwdriver tip in the head, through the elastic, and turn.
The elastic will make a strong foothold on the head of the screw, and assist the screwdriver with getting the opening in the head.
5. Using A Dremel Tool
This is usually very effective in most cases I have encountered. For a completely worn-out screw head, use a Dremel type apparatus to create a space into the head adequately wide to fit in a flathead screwdriver.
This will provide you with a new opening in the screw which will simply require you to use a flat head screwdriver to complete.
6. Using Screw Extractors
Drill a pilot opening on the head by using an electric drill to make a ⅛ inch opening in the focal point of the head. Enlarge the size of the drill by 1/16 inch and make the opening bigger.
Keep on expanding the size of the bore by 1/16 and augment the opening until it is the distance across of the screw extractor. Keep the drill in the focal point of the screw.
Ensure to strictly use the depth permitted by your screw extractor and nothing above or below the required rating.
7. Using steel Wool
At the point when you can’t locate an elastic band, you can substitute it with this steel wool. Put the steel wool on top of the head, the same way you will put the rubber band.
Put your screwdriver firmly into the opening – Pivot the screwdriver gradually and attempt to remove the screw in the process.
8. Using A Lubricant
Apply this rust spray on the screw head. Allow the rust spray to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Reapply the rust spray. Gently hit the screw head multiple times with a hammer.
Use your screwdriver and try to remove the stuck screw. Note that this method is more effective with rusted screws.
These are the ways you can handle stuck screw. The above-listed tricks should get the job done for you in one way or the other.
How To Unscrew A Stuck Blender Bottom-Conclusion
The information outlined in this article has been thoroughly researched and proven by many to have worked for them in one way or another.
Now that you have all these useful tricks to unscrew a stuck blender bottom and even free up a stuck button. Do not hesitate to take advantage of this knowledge.
We have also dealt with loosening suck/stubborn screws which is a very common challenge that we all face.
Carefully follow the steps as written, and you can be certain of a rewarding result in the end. Cheers!!!