A blender is a handy electrical gadget that makes chopping and mixing food easier–when it works. If it doesn't, fix it!
Turn the blender over to access screws holding the baseplate.
Once inside you can access and remove the motor and other components for testing and replacing.
A food blender is a motorized small appliance that blends, chops, and grates food. A blade inside a jar is connected to a motor shaft inside the unit. The blade's speed is controlled by varying electric current to the motor using one or more switches. Blenders come in countertop and hand-held models.
Disassemble a blender:
Unplug the blender and remove the jar. Undo the screws securing the baseplate. Separate the baseplate and attached motor collar from the base housing.
To remove the switch housing, remove the decorative facing to get at the top screws. Remove the lower screws from inside the blender base.
Hold the fan to keep the motor shaft from turning as you unscrew the drive stud. Remove the shield and any washers. Unscrew the fan nut to remove the fan.
Disengage the strain-relief fitting from the housing. Remove the wire connector joining the power cord and the lead to the brush housing.
Label and disconnect the lead wires from the switch block. Remove the motor mounting bolts and lift out the motor if necessary.
To free brushes, remove the leads attached to the brush housing. Use a screwdriver to press lead terminal through the slot in housing. The brush spring may pop out (don't lose it!).