If your Jack LaLanne Power Juicer doesn't work as it should, you may be able to fix the issue at home. It's not a good idea to attempt electrical or mechanical repairs yourself, even if you consider yourself to be fairly savvy with such things, as it could affect your warranty. However, some common issues can often be resolved with minor troubleshooting.
Motor Doesn't Run
For starters, if your machine doesn't work after you turn it on, make sure it is plugged in. If it is, check the locking bar is secured in place, all parts are fitted together correctly, and there is no food stuck to the bottom of the pusher.
If your machine makes a loud noise and shakes when you turn it on, check that all the parts are fitted together correctly. Sometimes, juicing overripe fruit creates too much pulp and blocks the filter. Switch the machine off and clean the filter.
No Juice is Produced
If the machine is switched on and the spout is in the correct (downward) position, but no juice is coming out, turn the power off and unplug the juicer. When the blade has stopped spinning, check for obstructions in the non-drip spout. Use a toothpick to remove obstructions if necessary.
If your juicer overheats too much, the power may automatically turn off due to the built-in safety control feature. Overheating may be caused by several things. Avoid juicing fruits and vegetables that are too soft or overripe. Check the filter for excess pulp by turning the machine off and cleaning the filter if necessary.
Disassembly and Cleaning Tips
Keep your Jack LaLanne Power Juicer clean for best performance and fewer repairs. Before cleaning, turn off the power, wait for the motor to completely stop, then unplug the juicer from the electrical outlet. Take the juicer apart by removing the pusher from the chute, lowering the locking bar and removing the lid with the pulp guard and pulp collector, blade and filter. To remove the blade, slot the orange crescent tool into the blade, press down and turn counter-clockwise to unlock it. Finally, take the receptacle off the base.
Wipe the base with a soft damp cloth or sponge and clean all other parts in warm, soapy water, using a mild detergent, rinsing well and drying thoroughly. Clean the filter and blade under warm running water, using a soft-bristled brush to remove all pulp from the filter, rinse well and dry thoroughly. Put your juicer back together and switch it on to get rid of any excess water.