Why won't my blades turn?
When ever I get ready to blend everything for a smoothie, I go to turn on the blender and hear motor turn on, but the blades won't move. Why?
The blades may not be turning because the blade assembly is not fully tightened onto the blender bottle. Another reason could be that you are not putting the blender bottle and blade assembly into the blender base in the proper way. For more answers visit the Oster Blend-N-Go My Blend troubleshooting page: Oster Blend-N-Go My Blend Troubleshooting
Take apart base of blender and remove gasket. Put in small pot cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Use tongs to remove from boiling water. Put on clean dry dish towel. Try to move blades. The blade should turn, if not they need to be replaced.
I boiled a pot of water, put the stuck blades in a metal bowl and then poured the boiling water over them. I let them sit for about 60 seconds then I quickly reassembled the blender, turned it on and BOOOM! It all worked. Thanks for the tips!
I had only used my brand new Oster blender about a half a dozen time and it always worked fine. A couple of months went by without using it though and when I did the motor hummed and strained but the blades wouldn't turn. I took the blender off of the base, put a thick rag over the blades and rotated them by hand. At first they were very stubborn and hard to turn but I could feel them loosen up pretty quickly. Back on the base and they spin fine now. I guess maybe I'll turn the blender on every so often if I'm not using it as the blades seem to have a tendency to freeze up.