How to reset your OmniBlend

Introduction

The OmniBlend comes with an automatic overload protection mechanism and reset button. The safety/overload switch on the rear of the blender prevents the motor from overheating. When the overload switch kicks in, the blender stops working suddenly. This can happen in these situations:

  1. When you first plug in the power cable plug and/or you turn on the blender due to a power surge.
  2. When the motor is overloaded with more torque resistance than it can handle.
  3. When operating the machine with a jug with worn bearings/blade assembly.
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1. Stripped Drive socket

CAUSE: A stripped drive socket can be caused by misuse or it can strip by accident. A stripped drive socket is disconnected from the drive shaft (of the motor) and moves either independently from the motor, or haphazardly with the motor.

PREVENTION: The following actions will help to prevent a stripped drive socket:

  1. Always start on the LOWEST speed setting;
  2. Only use the PULSE function for already blended smoothies;
  3. Start with enough liquid in the jug. When blending frozen fruit, make sure the contents are moving around with enough liquids.

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2. Worn out Drive Socket

CAUSE: The wearing out of a drive socket is caused by misuse only, and is for this reason not covered under warranty. The wearing out of a drive socket has only 1 cause: blade assembly is moved during operation.

PREVENTION: The following actions will help to prevent a stripped drive socket:

  1. Never remove the jug from the blender whilst the drive socket is still spinning.
  2. Never move the jug backwards and forwards (tilting) to mix the contents whilst the blender is in operation.
  3. Avoid touching the blender and jug (never tilt the jug whilst using the tamper).