We have discussed the method to select best mixer grinder and also shared top ten parameters to consider before buying mixer grinder. But after your all smart efforts to find best mixer grinder for your kitchen, still, it may stop working due to improper usage (overloading, run for a longer period etc) or any other internal problem. It is really frustrating and you may feel helpless at that time. So let’s talk about the reasons behind mixer grinder not working.
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Why is your mixer grinder not working?
Motor is not rotating :
This is most severe cause behind mixer grinder not working. I should mention it later but it comes first in my mind that is why I could not stop myself to mention here.
Motor may stop rotating due to damaged winding, gear or other internal components. Due to overloading or running mixer grinder for longer period may cause of damaged winding. Overloaded appliance will draw extra current (cause of heat) through winding that may burn winding insulation or break its continuity. So always check winding continuity before any further inspection.
Solution: If you can physically identify that armature coil really got damaged then you have to rewind armature winding. If it is not visible then take a a old used tooth brush clean commutators, armature stacks gently and test it. If still it is not working then armature coil resistance to identify armature winding condition. If you come to know that armature winding is damaged then it will need rewinding.
You can inspect motor winding yourself if you have knowledge but if it comes under warranty period then you should call authorized service center person to inspect.
Blades of jar got jammed :
Sometime mixer grinder’s motor is okay but when you attach to jar with motor unit, jar’s blade is stuck and its not rotating anymore. It happens due to the damaged bearing.
Water and other salty liquid leaked through that coupling mechanism and reached the bearing of blades. That salty water corrodes metallic bearings and damaged that. That is why blades got jammed some time.
Solutions: Try to rotate blades in opposite direction manually for few turns. If it does not work then give few drops of oil (coconut or mustard) on coupling mechanism by keeping jar upside down. Try to manually rotate blades and keep aside for 5-10 minutes. Now attached it with motor unit and try a test run.
Attachment mechanism of jar with motor unit has been broken :
Broken motor coupler may stop rotation of jar’s blade when the motor is working perfectly. This may happen due to overloading, ages of using or poor quality material.
Solutions: You can buy the lower part of the jar from a mixer grinder repairing shop in your local market. But if they do not have that part then in most cases they will force you to buy the whole jar what may be costlier. So I will suggest you to search multiple mixer grinder repairing center in your locality and ofcourse carry your old mixer grinder while searching.
You can find it & replace that yourself. It will not cost high. But in case you failed to find the part then inform authorized service center guy or call an authorized person to replace it.
Electric wire got damaged :
Mixer grinder’s electric wire may be damaged, so always inspect that wire too before doing any further inspection. It should be your first thing to inspect but it is not a severe problem or will not incur a high cost.
Solution: If you have found that main electric wire of that mixer grinder is the culprit then you can easily handle it yourself. You need to buy wire & plug from the market and then cut old damaged wire and replace it with new one.
Other problems of mixer grinder
Spark & burning smell inside mixer grinder :
Any spark or burning may be an indication of a major fault. So do not neglect any such thing, immediately stop running mixer grinder and call an authorized person to inspect.
Jar got cracked :
Jars generally do not get cracked. It may be cracked due to the poor quality of material or improper handling by a user. Some people said that their jar got cracked after few month of years but they did not even use that one. This may only happen when it built with poor quality steel.
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If you are facing any of above-mentioned problem then please inform service centre guy to repair it. Do not try to repair it yourself if it is under warranty period. If you have any other specific problem then please let us know. Share your experience here as sharing is caring.
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