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Vitamix 5000 stopped working. It stops working each time I use it; while blending I first smell a burning smell and then blender stops and will not start again. After sitting overnight it works again next morning and repeat same process. Any ideas how to repair?

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It has an internal thermal shutdown. Let it sit for a while and it will reset itself. You can expedite by putting the motor base in the freezer for a few minutes, or by blowing a hair dryer into the base of the motor.
From what you say, it seems your machine is cutting out due to an over temp. Does the machine operate normally without the bowl in place?
\015\012If it does not, with the machine unplugged and the bowl removed, see if the drive from the motor rotates freely and the blender knife shafts can be turned without any resistance. If there is resistance in either, a bit of lubricant spray should fix the problem. If it is the motor shaft, the bottom bearing will also need attention and the bottom cover will have to come off to access this. Just a short burst on the bearing here will suffice as well.
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