Your Guide to BlendTec Error Codes and Fixes for Blender Emergencies!

BlendTec Error Codes
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Can you imagine living in a world without any blender or grinder?

We can’t imagine this either!

Blenders are borderline necessities at this point, and it is pretty clear why.

But just like everything else, blenders also come with possibilities of minor hiccups, even the BlendTec ones.

Your blender can malfunction or slow down because of multiple reasons like overheating or jammed components.

But how would you know for sure which reason is causing your blender to stutter?

Well, BlendTec will show you the error code for it and if you know what the codes mean, you can easily figure everything out.

But how would you know about the BlendTec error codes?

The BlendTec Error codes usually range from E-01 to E-07 but there are other errors like C103 too.

You may also encounter with other errors such as oevrtemp error, overload error and touch error with your BlendTec blender.

That’s where we come in. Here is a guide to BlendTec error codes and how you can fix them.

BlendTec Error Codes and What They Mean? : A Cheat Sheet for Your Blender Problems!

BlendTec error codes can come in two forms, symbols or actual codes based on the model you’re using.

Either way, these codes will just give you the possible reason why your blender isn’t working properly but not the solution to it, you’ll have to figure that out yourself.

Most errors take minor effort to make things work again but sometimes you will have to take your BlendTec machine back to the retail shop for repair or refunds.

Here’s a quick guide to BlendTec error codes and what you can do to fix them.

BlendTec Error Codes: Symbols on Display

Overtemp error

How to detect:

Your BlendTec will be showing you a temperature sign, or a thermometer sign if it is overheating.

What does it mean?

This sign means a component of your blender is heating way faster than it should, so the machine is turning itself off.

The component can be anything but usually, you get this error if the main motor itself is overheating.

How can you fix it?

Fixing an over temp problem is easy.

What you need to do is unplug your blender and let it rest.

Wait for 20 minutes before turning it back on.

Give your unit enough space for proper airflow, and check to make sure the jar isn’t filled above the fill line.

Don’t put your hard components first when you turn it back on and before blending anything again, give it a test run to check if everything is okay.

If the symbol is still there, contact a BlendTec agent for further information.

Overload error

How to detect:

You will see an icon on the display that looks like a telephone, or writing that says “overload”.

What does it mean?

Overload error means one of your blender components isn’t working properly and is stopping other components from working in the process.

Overload error can happen because of two reasons- jar problem or motor problem.

Since the problem can be because of the jar or the motor, you’ll have to check both and determine where the trouble is happening first.

Unplug your blender and take out the jar first.

Plug it back in for a few seconds and run it without the jar.

If the blades are spinning, the problem is in the jar.

If the blades aren’t spinning, then it is the motor.

How can you fix it?

For motor or blade problems, rotate the blades with your fingers first.

This will remove any blockage that might be causing the blade jamming and get it back to work.

Plug your machine and see if the blades are spinning properly now.

If they aren’t, contact your BlendTec agent.

If the problem seems to be in the jar, put a cup of water in the jar and put it back on the motor.

Do the smoothie cycle with the water and see if things go back to normal.

If it doesn’t, call the BlendTec Agent.

Other than this, overload errors can also happen because of minor things so make sure the jar isn’t filled up above the fill line and don’t put hard or thick ingredients first inside the jar.

Touch error

How to detect:

If there is a touch error, the display will show you a triangle with a question mark inside.

Some models have an exclamation mark instead of a question mark, but both are the same thing.

What does it mean?

If you’re seeing a touch error warning, it means more than two touch sensors have been activated and your BlendTec can’t decide which command it should carry on. This doesn’t have to be you touching the touch sensors, sometimes dust or other objects can activate the touch sensor and get you an error code.

How can you fix it?

The error should only last as long as touch sensors are activated so check and see what activated the touch sensors.

If the warning doesn’t go away, wipe the touch sensor board with a soft, dry cloth and press the buttons again.

Make sure your fingertips make actual contact with the buttons and see if it works. If it doesn’t, unplug the machine and let it sit for 20 minutes.

Plug it back in and see if the error message is still showing.

If it is, you’ll have to contact a BlendTec agent, unfortunately.

BlendTec Error Codes: Codes On Display

Your display can show error codes for two reasons, it can either be the same problem that the symbols represent but different because of model upgrades, or it can be a completely new problem.

Even if the problems are the same for codes, most error codes represent different problems and usually, they are mechanical ones.

Error codes usually range from E-01 to E-06 but there are other errors like C103 too.

Let’s take a look at the codes and what they mean.

Error Message Series

The Error messages usually go from E-01 to E-06, and some of them indicate the same errors the symbols do.

Error Code: E-01

What does this mean?

E-01 means your machine is getting heated or in other words, it is overheating. This is the same problem as the thermometer sign.

How can you fix it?

Unplug your blender and let it sit for 20 minutes in a space with good airflow. Don’t overfill your jar and make sure to give it a test run after plugging it back in.

If the error code still doesn’t go away, contact BlendTec.

Error Code: E-02

What does this mean?

E-02 is the error code for the overloading of the machine.

This means something is stopping the machine from working.

This is the same problem as, guess what, the telephone sign.

How can you fix it?

Check the shaft of your blades for any blockage.

Spin it with your fingers and check if it works.

If it doesn’t, fill the jar with a cup of water and run the regular smoothie routine.

This should clear up the problem but if the error code still keeps popping up, contact the BlendTec operators.

Error Code: E-03

What does it mean?

E-03 is labeled as the “No temperature sensor error”.

This means the blender’s motor can’t detect any mechanism that will monitor its temperature.

How can you fix it?

Sadly there isn’t much you can do about an E-03 error.

You can press the cross icon to delete the message and try restarting/replugging the blender again but that’s it.

If the error code keeps showing up, you’ll have to contact a BlendTec agent for restoration or refunds.

Error Code: E-04

What does this mean?

E-04 means no zero crossing detected, meaning the communication flow between the electronic components isn’t happening properly.

To make it more clear, E-04 means there is a problem with the electrical board components.

How can you fix it?

By sending to the professionals.

Jokes aside, if you see an E-04 error then there’s nothing you can do except maybe clear the error message.

Contact a BlendTec agent and work out the terms of repair depending on your warranty.

Error Code: E-05

What does this mean?

E-05 is a reset error.

This means unfortunately a whole electronic unit has failed permanently and so the blender is no longer working.

How can you fix this?

You can’t unfortunately. Since it is a permanent failure, the best thing you can do is contact a BlendTec agent at your earliest convenience.

Error Code: E-06

What does this mean?

E-06 means there has been a read/write error, meaning your machine is interpreting the input options as wrong commands.

How can you fix this?

Clear the error message by pressing the cross-signed button, and then unplug your blender.

Let it sit for 10 minutes and plug it back.

If the error keeps coming back, make sure to contact BlendTec.

Special Case: E-07

What does this mean?

E-07 is specific to some models only, and it means a motor control problem.

To break it down, the motor can’t read the control panel commands so the machine itself doesn’t run.

How can you fix this?

Motor errors can’t be fixed without professional help, so contact BlendTec if you see an E-07 error message.

C-103 Error code

What does it mean?

A particular component of the electrical board named rectifier has shut down, so the blender isn’t working anymore.

You can check the internal thermal fuse of your blender and check if that is okay for confirmation.

You’ll need a test meter (or multimeter) for this.

If the fuse is blown, it can explain why your unit is stuttering.

How can you fix it?

The only way to fix this is with professional help, so you can either go to the shop you got the blender from or you can call up BlendTec for a fix.

You can of course go back to the old ways and replace the touch sensors with Vitamix switches and speed controllers, but we doubt that will help you much in terms of convenience.

Final Thoughts

Most BlendTec error codes take a few minutes of work to fix but are unfortunately persistent and can’t be fixed without professional help.

If you have to get Blendtec to fix it, make sure you show them the proof of warranty (if your blender is still under it) and get a clear idea of what work it needs.



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