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The cusinart pro classic food processor is not working ?

Try this procedure:-- It usually goes something like this, with minor variations depending on model number:1.Remove the work bowl completely from the base
2.Plug the food processor in and turn it on
3.Use a pen to depress the dark grey/black button on the base – if it spins, proceed
4.Put the work bowl on the base with the handle facing the front of the food processor – slide the work bowl until it locks - the white tabs show in the openings on the bottom of either side of the work bowl
5.Place the lid on the work bowl with the tab slightly left of the center of the work bowl handle – slide the lid counterclockwise until it won’t slide any more
6.Place the pusher sleeve in the feeder tube of the lid with the lock facing the front of the food processor (may vary depending on model)
7.Slide the lock to the right into the locked position
The food processor should now work.
This will help.Good luck.

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kitchen aid food processor blade is not spining neither the motor


Remove bowl completely. Turn motor on and use something plastic to push in the little white button in that is just above the button control panel and normally hidden by the bowl base. If it goes then the problem will be either the working bowl or the lid. There are mechanisms in both that activate that micro switch, they can wear or break. Good luck figuring out which one it is as they are both as likely to be the faulty one.

Jul 15, 2014 | KitchenAid Food Processors

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The motor runs but the shaft that turns the blade does not turn.


Depending on the processor there are a few things that would cause this. If it isone piece then there may be a little gear box or there can be a direct connect from the motor to a coupler of some sort. On the 'bowl' end where the blades are they will be attached to a shaft. So the gear box could be stripped or worn out, the coupler could be loose on the shaft, or the blades are loose. The last two are the most likely. Usually if it has a gearbox it will juice bricks.

You need to see if you just need a replacement bowl or if it is the drive end. This is a bit tricky but you need to remove the bowl (or blender or?) stop the blades with something other than a finger ie a chopstick or knife. Then try to turn the shaft or coupler. If it turns then something is loose on that end. If it won't that means the coupler and blades are still on. There may be a safety on the power/base that will stop it form working without a container so its a bit harder to check. Usually it is just a rod that is pressed down.
It's worth a try but if you just check the container end carefully it will tell you just as well.

Once you know which end is the problem you can figure out what to do with it. If it is the blade and container end. That can be replaced fairly inexpensively. If it is the power end that can be as much or more than a entire new blender. You can get repair parts from the manufacturers repair depots or a repair parts place. A quick search with the make and model and repairs parts should find you several sources. As well you can go to the company website and look for repair under support.

Jul 07, 2010 | Food Processors

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Installing Cuisinart Sleeve/Sheath for DLC -7EMotor Shaft Cover


I have a DLC 7 pro circa 1982 - just replaced the sheath. First - remove old sheath - I found that using a plumbers pipe cutter to cut old sheath off in sections then pulling each section off with pliers works great. Make sure ALL the plastic comes off the metal shaft - as well as the brass ring portion of the sheath.

Next use a sharpie marker to mark the the "flat" side of the shealth = you must look inside the sheath, find the 2 "nubs" that form a "flat" side. These nubs must line up perfectly with the flat side of the shaft - mark the base of the shaft as well so you can more easily line up the flat of the sheath with the flat side of the shaft (and no, the flat outer sides of the the sheath do not match up with the flat inside section of the sheath - that would make life too easy!)

Press the new sheath on with your hand as far as it goes - should go down to about 1 inch from the base.

Now you need a hammer, piece of 2 x4 wood and brute strenght! (keep in mind that once you hammer it - even once - it will NOT come off) Put the 2" side of the wood against the top of the sheath - Use a LOT of force to hammer the sheath all the way down. will probably take 3 - 5 good strikes. It will take much more force than you think you should need to use. Make sure the base of shaft is as far down as possible - if it rubs against the workbowl while spinning it will fuse to the bowl! Good luck! -

Dec 02, 2008 | Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic Food...

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i have a cusinart pro classic, went to use it yesterday, filled it and turned in on, got nothing. i tried a different plug and still nothing. it is not even making a sound.


It usually goes something like this, with minor variations depending on model number:
1. Remove the work bowl completely from the base
2. Plug the food processor in and turn it on
3. Use a pen to depress the dark grey/black button on the base – if it spins, proceed
4. Put the work bowl on the base with the handle facing the front of the food processor – slide the work bowl until it locks - the white tabs show in the openings on the bottom of either side of the workbowl
5. Place the lid on the workbowl with the tab slightly left of the center of the workbowl handle – slide the lid counterclockwise until it won’t slide any more
6. Place the pusher sleeve in the feeder tube of the lid with the lock facing the front of the food processor (may vary depending on model)
7. Slide the lock to the right into the locked position
The food processor should now work
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Oct 19, 2008 | Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic Food...

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food processor


It usually goes something like this, with minor variations depending on model number:
1. Remove the work bowl completely from the base
2. Plug the food processor in and turn it on
3. Use a pen to depress the dark grey/black button on the base – if it spins, proceed
4. Put the work bowl on the base with the handle facing the front of the food processor – slide the work bowl until it locks - the white tabs show in the openings on the bottom of either side of the workbowl
5. Place the lid on the workbowl with the tab slightly left of the center of the workbowl handle – slide the lid counterclockwise until it won’t slide any more
6. Place the pusher sleeve in the feeder tube of the lid with the lock facing the front of the food processor (may vary depending on model)
7. Slide the lock to the right into the locked position
The food processor should now work
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Apr 20, 2008 | Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic Food...

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