My wife's been after me about a couple of old appliances that should either be fixed or tossed. One is a 4-yr-old waring blender that just quit one day, no burnt smell or anything. Just stopped. I've hung onto it on the thought that it might be a dead solder or something on the switch. Usually in the past when blenders have quit on me, you can smell some burnt part of the engine that gave out.
The second is an old canister vac that is just losing power. I took the thing apart down to the housing last weekend and cleaned it out, but it didn't help much. The actual vacuum part (blade and such under the motor) was in a housing that I couldn't remove so I couldn't tell if there was something inside I should clean.
Any suggestions on fixing them? Taking either to a repair shop would cost more than either are worth, I'm sure. I just don't know where to start.
Sorry if this is too mundane or newbie for the group.