Tip & How-To about Food Processors

Bringing and blending aplliances

Generally, a blade or grinding or blending/mixing part that is permanently attached to a metal shaft from the appliance motor is held on that shaft by a 'shear pin'. This pin breaks when something is put in the appliance that the grinder, mixer, blender can't gring, mix, or blend. This is to protect the motor from overload. Afterwards, The motor will continue to turn, but the blade or paddle, or whatever will not turn.
The shear pin needs to be replaced.
The shear pin passes through one side of the base of the bade/grinder/paddle assembly, through the motor shaft, and out the other side of the blade/grinder/paddle.
The piece of the pin must be removed from the shaft, and from the two sides of the blending/grinding part. This is generally a press-fit, and some effort may be required to accomplish this.
When the pieces have been removed, a common 'roll pin' of the appropriate diameter should be inserted to hol the turning part on the shaft. It must fit tightly, and some effort should be required to insert the new pin. // '); }// ]]> Back to Edit // '); }// ]]> Publish

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How to remove blade?


If the blade is stuck on then there is likely damage to the hole inside the blade and the shaft sleeve it fits on to so you should expect to replace both or it's going to happen again and again. Brute force is going to be the answer. I have a chain that I wrap around the blade shaft where it goes onto the motor sleeve. Sometimes I secure it with a shackle or radiator hose clip then attach the other end of my chain to my workbench and accelerate the processor motor assembly away. Chain goes tight, big thump and blade flies off.

Apr 11, 2015 | Food Processors

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I cannot remove the blade. Is there something else I should be doing besides just trying to pull it out.


They are a right sausage to get off. I work on Kitchen Aid processors and I have a smallish link chain (welded links not those ones with a gap) that I wrap a couple of turns around the middle of the blade shaft and shackle it on then attach the other end to my work bench and wang it away from the bench in a straight line from attachment point. The chain has no give in it at all, generally the blade will come off after a couple of those shocks. The hardest part is getting the chain tight enough so it won't slip off. I sometimes use a stainless steel hose clamp (automotive) to secure it. Replacement of the blade and the motor shaft sleeve is essential unless you want blade removal to become a regular chore.

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I have the 14-Cup Cuisinart Elite Collection Food Processor. Up until recently it was working fine. Recently when using the shredder blade, when I insert food into the feeding tube the blade stops spinning. The machine works fine if it is one of the blades or dough blade. The feed tube is fully inserted, the lid is locked in place. What could be going on?


If the unit works OK with other attachments and the problem is only with the one cup; then the blade may be loose and spins on the shaft, the connection gear under the bottom is worn or binding up. Debris is stuck around the blade shaft or from heating up the metal parts expanded and bind when turning.

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Cuisinart DLC-10S food processor leaks when liquid is above blades


Yes. It's the basic physics of all liquids.

Perhaps a blender might be a more suitable tool?

Generally you would use the food processor for mixing/blending/chopping all the dry ingredients (and maybe the butter if you are making something like cookies).

Separately mix all the really wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl/large measuring cup.

Then combine the dry ingredients from the food processor with the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl (you can fold the dry into the wet if you used a bowl to mix the wet ingredients together. If you used a measuring cup for the wet, then it's usually better to put the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl first, making a depressed area in the center, and then add the wet into the dry.)

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attachment stuck on shaft of food processor


put the mixing bowl up as much as possible. spray some wd40 into the groove between the attachement and the motor shaft. Wait for several minutes, then with a hammer and a piece of wood, give the bowl a good wack. With a few goes, it will gradually come off. I will be putting some butter inside the attachement from now on to keep it lubricated

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