Vitamix 5000 Work Top Blender - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Replace the potentiometer with a better one. Do not use the CHEAP PIECE OF CR@P that comes with the blender. For what they charge for these machines, they should be using MUCH better components. I used part RV4N502C-ND from Digi-key as described by another poster for a different model. The knob didn't fit, so I also used Mouser part #5164-1500 knob, which look exactly the same.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019 | 777 views

It will probably just need the pot replacing, take note of where the wires go. I see someone else here is doing the same job and wants to know where to put them back. Take a photo first saves a lot of grief. The pot is the rotary resistance switch behind the knob.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Mar 01, 2019 | 1,586 views

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Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Aug 26, 2018 | 434 views

Check here for replacement of necessary part to be replaced.

Fairly easy to do. You can find a video on how to replace a vitamix potentiometer or Pot for short, check youtube.

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Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018 | 513 views

motor problem ( brushes worn out or armature damage)
junk it and get a new one as parts if available and repair costs will exceed the price of a new unit

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Apr 27, 2017 | 393 views

check my viideo on vitamix sprocket repare

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 492 views

I would suspect a motor fault, most likely an insulation problem in the armature or the fields. Contact Vitamix for your local authorised service agent. Unless it has been assembled incorrectly it should not be one of the internal wires as they are supposed to be secured and correctly routed during assembly.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Oct 17, 2015 | 375 views

Have a look at this, this guy has done the job.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on May 20, 2015 | 835 views

Can't find a wiring diagram but I do have a 34mb video showing a motor being replaced. If you want a copy email me at I haven't searched You Tube, you may find something there.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015 | 245 views


Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015 | 237 views

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015 | 147 views

Bad variable switch?

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Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015 | 425 views

It very likely needs a new pot switch. That is the rotary one that varies the speed. Purchase through your local Vitamix service agent in your country.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014 | 276 views

Check the hi low switch, it may be faulty.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014 | 104 views

You need to pay more money and buy the better model to get the speed control.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Jul 19, 2014 | 161 views

Hi - another thing that may be helpful is to watch the You tube video about this issue. I saw it today and it may be helpful. There's a little wrench that goes with it I remember.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014 | 949 views

It sounds like you need to replace blade & bearing assembly in the beaker, change it before you wreck the motor.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013 | 597 views

If it is not the HUGE blade retaining ring under the beaker a bit loose then you will be buying new parts to repair it. The only other possibilities are beaker cracked and leaking (new beaker) or bearings & seals worn (new blade & bearing assembly)

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013 | 274 views

Drive socket meaning the clutch drive on top of the motor? If the shaft that part fits onto has sheared off then prepare to empty your wallet because that is the motor.

Vitamix 5000... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013 | 200 views

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