I have a Blendtec blender that just decided to break on me. The blender has an electric brushed motor that looks like this:
When it broke I smell some "electric smell". The kind you usually smell when electronics break.
I opened up the blender and have taken the rotor out, as I suspect the problem might be in the rotor coils.
My question is I have no idea how electric rotor coils are supposed to be wired. How can I use my multimeter and test if the coils are shorted, connected, or otherwise in proper order or not?
For example if I measure the resistance between two adjecent copper "pads" (the pads that the brushes touch), the resistance is zero. Is that normal?
Half of the pads on one side of a the pad circle seem connected to each other. And half on the other side. Except one pad that doesn't seem to be connected anywhere. So something is clearly not right, but I'm not sure what. Should adjecent pads be connected to each other or not?
After a couple of weeks waiting for the replacement rotor it finally arrived and I measured it for comparison.
The rotor contact points are all connected to each other. Each one is connected to each other with increasing resistance the farther you move from adjacent contacts.
Not sure if this is a special case with this rotor. But that is what I measured.
I put in the new rotor and assembled everything. Now works as good as new. So the original rotor was clearly the faulty component (as measured with the multimeter also - not all contacts were connected any more).