Everything You Need to Know About Gaskets

nutribullet gaskets and blades

Gaskets! What are they and what do you do when they need replacing?

Gaskets are the rubber-band looking thing inside your blade. They are hard to spot, unless you know what you're looking for. This is the gasket:

Often people think that to properly clean their blade, they need to remove the gasket. Stop right there, the gasket should NEVER be removed from the blade. This loosens the gasket and makes it less effective at doing its job.

What do gaskets do?

The gasket ensures a tight seal on your blade, if this loosens then you’ll have a leaky mess on your hands when you use your NutriBullet.

What is the best way to clean your blade and gasket?

Wash your blades by hand with warm, soapy water and a dish brush to loosen any stuck-on debris. If you want a deeper clean, rinse the blade with a 10% dilute vinegar and water solution or lemon juice. We recommend hand washing over dish washing as the heat from some dishwashers may damage the gaskets and cause them to loosen and fall out.

How often do blades need replacing?

To keep your NutriBullet operating in tip-top condition, we recommend replacing your blades every 6 months.

Can I buy just a gasket?

Gaskets are not sold individually. Each blade comes with a deep-seated gasket to ensure that it does not fall out. We do not sell replacement gaskets because gaskets are difficult to properly install and get stretched or damaged in the process. If you do find NutriBullet gaskets for sale, do not buy them. They are counterfeit and not recommended for use with your NutriBullet. Learn more about counterfeit items here.

What should I do if my gasket loosens?

If your gasket loosens or falls out at any point, purchase a new Extractor Blade for your NutriBullet. It is recommended that you change out blades at least every 6 months if you use the NutriBullet regularly.

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Comments
Just bought my system last week. On the first use, the gasket fell out after blending. Do I really need to purchase a new part for a unit that was just purchased?
Reply by nlsupport
July 25, 2018
Hello Amanda, thanks for reaching out! I am sorry to hear that happened to your gasket. Yes you will need another blade assembly which we can help you with. Please kindly give our customer service a call at 855-346-8874 for further assistance with the replacement. Our office hours are open from 6am to 5pm Monday- Friday/Saturday 6am-3pm (Pacific Time). Please make sure to have your unit handy.
Reply by YvonneB30536
September 14, 2018
Exact same thing happened to me. Gasket popped up on second use of my new nutribullet. I have to admit this never happened on my previous nutrbullet. Maybe there is a fault in the newer models.
Really an interesting blog to read about gaskets and their importance. A metal reinforced gasket is the one in which it can withstand high temperature and pressure whenever a liquid flows through the joints.
Your site says gaskets are built to ensure that they don't fall out ... what a ludicrously dumb assertion. This is real life, and of course your gaskets fall out. I'm lucky mine hasn't shredded into the smoothie like these other folks, but it HAS twisted itself out several times when I unscrewed the extractor blade from the container. Now the gasket has developed a tiny, tiny edge split from the force of twisting. Since you refuse to sell replacement gaskets, we consumers have no choice but to purchase third-party non-OEM replacement gaskets for a few bucks rather than throw twenty bucks into a new extractor blade every few months, as you suggest. Look, NutriBullet, either you're going to work with us, or you're going to work against us. And so far, we see which way you roll. Sell replacement gaskets, okay?
Hello there, Thanks for placing your comment! Oh no! I am sorry to hear you feel that way. We thank you for your feedback. As for the replacement blade you can order it directly through our site depending on your model here: https://www.nutriliving.com/shop/all-kitchen-products. Simply select the product you have and click on accessories.
Comment by nlsupport
March 27, 2018
Hello Molly, Oh no! I am sorry to hear that happened. Please reach out to us at 855-346-8874 for further assistance. So we can check your parts and help you further. Our office hours are open from 6am to 5pm Monday- Friday/Saturday 6am-3pm (Pacific Time). Make sure to have the unit handy.
Comment by nlsupport
March 23, 2018
Hello Molly, Oh no! Sorry to hear that was going on with the product. Please call us at 855-346-8874 for further assistance with the blade replacement. Our office hours are open from 6am to 5pm Monday- Friday/Saturday 6am-3pm (Pacific Time). Make sure you have the unit handy. So we can assist you with the replacement.
Comment by nlsupport
March 13, 2018
Hello Jw, Thanks for your comment. Oh no! I am sorry to hear you feel that way and that the gasket was damaged. Please call us at 855-346-8874 for further assistance with the blade replacement. Our office hours are open from 6am to 5pm Monday- Friday/Saturday 6am-3pm (Pacific Time). Make sure you have the unit handy.
Mine did the same thing and it’s still brand new and just have it in storage and I didn’t register my bullet or anything and what can you do to help me replace something that wasn’t even cause cuz of me I haven’t even gotten the chance to use I would really like to use it I purchase couple of months but I didn’t wanna buy stuff when it’s brand new
Reply by nlsupport
March 27, 2018
Hello Elizabeth, Oh no! Sorry to hear that was going on with the product. Please call us at 855-346-8874 for further assistance with the blade replacement. Our office hours are open from 6am to 5pm Monday- Friday/Saturday 6am-3pm (Pacific Time). Make sure you have the unit handy. So we can check your parts.
Comment by jw89563
March 12, 2018
right ...and my comment won't be posted....because...why??? it's negative reflection of your service. WOW! WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER BUY FROM YOU.
Comment by jw89563
March 12, 2018
So I really think it's a load of crap you don't sell gaskets separately. I just bought my nutribullet and the gasket fell out and into my smoothie drink as I was preparing it. Didn't know it fell out and the whole thing got shredded....gasket in 1000 pieces and smoothie ruined. AND YOU EXPECT ME TO HAVE TO PAY FOR A COMPLETE NEW BLADE SYSTEM TO FIX THIS??????? I DON'T THINK SO.....I'D RATHER GO BUY A DIFFERENT SYSTEM THAN TO GIVE YOU ANY MORE OF MY MONEY
Reply by MollyM90657
March 23, 2018
Ours did the same thing. The gasket came loose and shredded into my husbands smoothie. is rubber a superfood?
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