Magic Bullet Teardown

Teardown

Teardown

Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

Member-Contributed Guide

Member-Contributed Guide

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After having read this article http://ifixit.org/blog/5528/from-zero-to... and coming across the authors mention of having checked ifixit.com "was the first place I checked for the Magic Bullet instructions. Unfortunately, they don’t have that one yet. Maybe I’ll create it!" I thought may be we could beat David Lang to the punch:-) I finally got my hands on a non-functioning "Magic Bullet" and thought I asdasdasdasd

Edit Step 1 Magic Bullet Teardown  ¶ 

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  • Okay so here is the complete Magic Bullet advertised as "high-speed mixing system chops, whips, blends, and more" This particular one had issues with the motor.

  • First remove the short bullet cup, with a quick twist and lift, from the power base.

  • Here is the blade gear that drives the blades inside the bullet cup when the cup is mated with the base. We shall deal with the "do no remove" issue later.

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  • To remove the blade gear, turn the power base so that the bottom part faces up.

  • Remove the quality control sticker

  • The sticker covers a rectangular opening. Within this opening is a slot for a flat tip screwdriver. It is possible that it is somewhat off center like in this picture.

    • This is caused by the motor not being properly centered within the base. This appears to be common (the motor does not have any bottom support within the base)

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  • This can be resolved by inserting a screw driver and gently forcing the slot into sight.

  • Next a pair of either combination or slip joint pliers are needed to hold the gear,

  • To remove the blade gear, turn the Magic Bullet on its side and use a flat tip screw driver on the bottom end, and the pliers on the base gear. Turn the blade gear in counter clock wise direction to remove it of the shaft.

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  • With the blade gear removed, it is time to focus on the power base. Use a small screwdriver or similar to remove the four rubber feet from the base. No glue is used, they are simply pressed in the openings

  • Underneath each one of the rubber feet is a screw that can be removed with either a Phillips or flat head screw driver.

  • Here are the four screws and the rubber feet once they are removed. The screws are 1/8X1/2 self tapping.

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  • Once the rubber feet and screws are removed, the bottom plate comes off.

  • Remove the cable guide by removing the two Phillips head screws

  • Here is the cable guide and the two 1/8 x3/8 screws

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  • Remove the three Phillips head screws that fasten the body to the base.

  • The screws can be removed with either a Phillips head or a flat tip screw driver

  • Here are the three 1/8 x3/8 self tapping screws

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  • With the screws removed, lift the base of the body. Remove the wire mount out of the base and guide the electrical wire through the base.

  • For this teardown, the fan blade on the motor shaft was removed. Remove the snap ring by inserting the corner of a flat tip screw driver.

  • Simply twist the screw driver so that the snap ring will come away from the shaft.

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  • To remove the fan blade, use a screwdriver and place it between the body of the Magic Bullet and the fan blade. Then pull up on the screw driver.

  • It may be necessary to do this on opposite sides a few times since the fan blade is a pressfit on the shaft.

  • Turn the body of the mixer over and remove the three rubber spacers

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  • Remove the three screws below the spacer

  • Here are the three 1/8 x3/8 Phillips head screws

  • With the screws removed, turn the mixer bottom side up. this will free the electric motor out of the body.

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  • Here is the motor removed from the base. The motor plate list it as D.S.D. Motor Co. LTD Model 5443/125 M12

    • There are two single-pole, Subminiature Micro Switches Marking on those is: Donghai KW4-3Z-3 5A 250VAC

    • There is a thermal fuse wrapped to one of the switches leads.

  • Remove the metal tie strap as well as the rubber sleeve to get to the fuse.

  • Here is the thermal fuse. It is a Avertronics 17AMC 105deg Thermal protector.

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  • Here is the dissected Magic Bullet. Not a whole lot of parts and fairly simple to get to. The gear is not shown since it did not survive its removal. A royal PITA to remove.

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Nice teardown.I recently received one of those as a gift from the US. However I live in spain and when I used an electric adaptor, the base smoked. I have looked to buy a 220v 50hz base good for Europe but they only have the 110v 60Hz for US. Is it possible to rewire what I have to work in Europe?

Joy Mwihia, · Reply

Now how can I put them together????? Help???????

peonyfairy, · Reply

I would also like to know how to put it back together!!!!!

Krista,

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