Sometimes, small appliances conk out. If your juicer isn’t working as well as it used to, or has stopped working entirely, you should know that it may be possible to fix it yourself. We want you to be able to enjoy your fresh juice when you wake up. It’s one of the keys to accessing enough nutrients to feel great all day long. With this in mind, we’re going to share some tips which may just help you to get this important small appliance up and running again.
Juicer Mechanism Facts
Juicers are a lot like blenders. However, they offer more power than blenders and the blades of juicers are different. Juicers process fruit into juice and some people also use them to process juice from vegetables and other types of foods. A juicer will shred an array of veggies and fruit and then separate pulp from juice. In general, a small appliance labelled as a juice extractor will offer more power than a typical juicer, for a higher price.
Your juicer comes with a motor and a gear assembly. These two components drive reamers and a spring-loaded shaft. The reamer component will activate a switch which is internal and which starts up the motor. The reamer rotates and it rubs up against food ingredients and releasing juice from these ingredients. The juice is transferred to a container.
A juice extractor will usually utilize centrifugal force in order to get the juice from ingredients, through its filter. However, certain models work differently, by compressing fruit in order to get its juice out.
Why Do Juicers Malfunction?
Juice extractors and juicers are subject to malfunctions, just like every other type of small appliance. The typical problems that crop up with small appliances tend to impact juicers/juice extractors, too. Examples include issues with cords, problems with wiring, brushes, motors and switches. A reamer or spindle may get damaged. Also, drive gears may become stripped. Lots of these problems are repairable.
To prepare for a home repair, clean your small appliance very carefully. Sometimes, these small appliances actually malfunction in the first place because they aren’t clean enough before they are used. If you’re trying to prevent problems, you’ll benefit from learning how to clean your juicer or juice extractor properly. Proper cleaning may extend the life of your small appliance.
How to Diagnose the Problem
When an extractor or juicer fails to function or functions differently (for the worse), you should check and see if it’s plugged in. Also, take a look at the cord. It is damaged in some way? Are the connectors attached to it rusting or damaged?
If none of these issues are at play, there may be a problem with the juicer’s brushes. They may require replacement. Brush replacement is something that you may want to attempt on your own. To get brushes replaced, without needing to do any work, call a repair person.
If you notice that the motor of your small appliance is stopping or slowing down while in usage, you should know that a fuse which is internal may be blown. When fuses burn out, they need replacement. This issue is most likely with an extractor-type juicer.
If your juice extractor or juicer does contain an internal fuse, you should check some things before replacing the fuse. First, hit its reset button or allow its motor to cool for about ten moments. Then, restart it. Turn it off and then look for buildup of pulp near its shaft. Only juicers usually have this type of problem (rather than extractors). If you do see pulp, take away the machine’s reamer and then get rid of the pump with a sponge that is moist.
If your motor is running but its reamer won’t turn (this is a common problem with juicers), take the juicer apart and look at its coupling and spindle. Replace any parts that are broken or cracked. If the reamer has cracks or the part which goes over its spindle seems worn out, get a replacement part and install it. In addition, look at the gears and see if they are damaged or worn. Replace them, set by set, on an as-needed basis.
Extractors utilize specialized filter baskets and these may get bent or become damaged in other ways. If you notice damage, you should replace the filter basket before operating the appliance again.
How to Gather Materials for Repairs
Juicer and juice extractor parts may be accessed via manufacturers or bought from after-market suppliers. Usually, you’ll need a few common household tools in order to make repairs, such as wrenches, sponges, screwdrivers, paper towels, lubricants made from silicone and multi-meters.
To begin repairs, take the unit apart. Then, unplug it. After, take away parts which may be removed without the usage of tools. Next, take away the base by unscrewing it or using a wrench. After this, take away its electric cord. Then, take away the screws that attach the switch and motor to its housing. Now, remove the motor itself. Then, take away the machine’s gears.
At this point, you’re ready to inspect, perform tests with a multi-meter and perform replacement of worn and damaged parts. Look at the owner’s manual in order to gather information about resources and component numbers.