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Posted By: Shedman

It's a hand blender and the latest of things in my household to go wrong. I am thoroughly upset by the amount of things that go wrong, but Hey-Ho, I'm determined to fix it.
I've taken out the only visible screw...

... and thought that the casing would slide forward. No chance!
I've tried gently prising around the edges...

... but with no luck.
Before I bash it with a hammer, any ideas?
I know that our Japanese friends are proficient with plastic and deft with providing 'hidden lugs' but this one has got me beat. If I can get inside, it'll certainly be the on/off switch causing the problem - bend a couple of contacts and my wife will love me.
However, if I fail, my wallet will loathe me and my wife may well leave me.
Assistance is required...



Posted By: Tangutica

If you know what make and model it is - you will probably be able to look up some info about it on the internet.

Posted By: Shedman

  • Tangutica wrote:
    If you know what make and model it is - you will probably be able to look up some info about it on the internet.

I didded that already! :!:
Goggles are your friends...

Posted By: fettler

Something to try... With a thin (not narrow) bladed screwdriver, work your way round the apparet seam, and see if you can find bits which are freer than others. What you're looking for are the places where the snap-on type fastenings are (?may be). The bits which click into place when pressed together. These are frequently wedge -shape going in, with a sharp (right-angled) edge to stop them coming out, but may be part of the main case or the cover. If you can find these, you may be able to push the plastic of the wedge beyond the edge of the rim. Also - is there a label on it? Is there a screw you didn't know about under the label? If all else fails, cut the case along the seam with a Stanley knife, and glue it together after you've mended the works - this will probably only work once, so don't permanently glue it until you're sure it's working! If all this is no help, sorry, buy a new one. HTH Alex Alex

Posted By: cansweet

Shedman, just an idea, but it might help you if you told us exactly what the problem is/was. These little snippets of info can really be to your advantage. As an afterthought, check that the wires in the plug are ok, same with the socket :wink:

Posted By: spurs

Mate give it up..these things aren't meant to be taken apart.....and if you manage to get it apart you will not be able to put it together again....Ive tried many times ...result frustration/anger in the bin :cry:

Posted By: Byker

  • spurs wrote:
    Mate give it up..these things aren't meant to be taken apart.....and if you manage to get it apart you will not be able to put it together again....Ive tried many times ...result frustration/anger in the bin :cry:

What he said....most of these little gadgets are sealed circuits and not meant to be repaired in our throw-away society.

Posted By: scottie

The only way I have ever found these little devils come apart is when you are actually using them with some really messy mix and get splattered. Sure they all have a little demon in them :lol: :lol: :lol:





Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

If you apply a little pressure at the narrow end and you cannot see light between the 2 pieces then it has probably been sealed with ultrasound during manufacture. Maybe the screw is holding something to the plastic internally rather than holding the 2 pieces together. When you take the Irish screwdriver to it let us know what you find. Paul.

Posted By: Shedman

Great ideas everyone! SP1 - It's not ultra-sounded. The top half (with the screw) will move slightly with hand pressure, so it definitely looks as if it will come apart. Scottie - I know, I know, but if I can convince the wife that I'm 'dealing' with it, she might eventually forget about it and use a spoon or a fork, thus saving the mess and my aggrovation :oops: Cansweet - the problem is that it won't run. Sticking a resistance meter across the live and neutral in the plug shows O/C. The press-switch has been a bit 'sticky' for a while now - it's either that or a US motor. I don't believe it has any fan-dangled electronics in it - you just stick 230V up its ar$e via a switch to turn the motor. Spurs/Byker - agreed - but I was bored last night and the same again tonight. It fills a gap in my lonely life! :lol: Tang - Tefal, some obscure model only sold in Russia and Cyprus. No intelligible information on the web. :roll: Finally, fettler. I'm going to do what you've suggested again and try to jab things with my specially prepared screwdriver. I was trying similar, but not necessarily as you suggested. I've still got some patience left and I'll have more of a determined 'play' tonight. Failing that, the hammer comes out early on Sunday morning. I'll post pictures, of course...

Posted By: Tangutica

I wouldn't bother trying to take it apart. I suggest you buy one of these -


Posted By: Shedman

Fettler was right on this occasion. After probing around I eventually found the two hidden lugs holding it together. It came apart quite easily once I knew which way to force it.

Sadly, it wasn't the switch. One of the motor windings has gone open-circuit and can't be fixed. :cry:
As Spurs and others suggested, I've put it in the bin. :oops:

Posted By: fettler

Electrical equipment in the bin? It'll be the stocks for you, my lad :D Alex


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