Loved it while it worked. I would guess we had this blender for less than a year. Paid about $100.00 after finding strong reviews for the Waring blender line. I assume the motor burned out, but I will never know as Waring does not have any service centers in my area and I am too weary to mail it anywhere and potentially spend more money for repairs. Prior to this we had a Kitchen Aid which also died prematurely. What next?