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Re: makes humming sound motor will not spin
Did you replace the start capacitor or start relay first ? This is the most common problem & a hell of alot cheaper than a new motor. Did you replace the motor shaft seal (around the shaft on top of the unit ? if not you will be replacing the motor sooner than you need to because the acids from veggies eat these things up & is the main reason why the motors fail, next in line is overloading or forcing product.
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I would suspect either the starting capacitor on the motor or worst case the motor itself. The capacitors are a fairly common item to fail while the motors are uncommon. Expect a new motor to be extremely expensive.
Hi Eric, you are going to have to get the motor out and yes it will be because of the spilled liquid fusing/rusting the motor armature shaft into the bronze bush. Those motors are very expensive so worth a go to save it. You will have to get the plastic sleeve off that shaft first before you can get the motor out. Removal will destroy the sleeve. I drill a hole through the top of the sleeve, side to side leaving about 5mm of meat at the top. I shackle a chain through it and attach it to my bench leg and then accelerate the whole motor unit away in a straight line. The shaft needs to be pointing at the attachment point on the bench or it can slip from your hands creating more grief. It will only take 1 to 3 pulls, 1st one doesn't work do it harder, same with second pull and harder for the 3rd. The chain needs to have welded links or the chain will break. That is far the easiest removal method I have found, other methods could involve hacksawing it down one side being careful not to damage the metal shaft or melting a line down 1 side to split it open with a soldering iron. Once that is off then remove base, detach motor wires from pcb and remove the screws under the plastic caps on top of the top housing. Then it will be working away with levers and a spanner on the shaft and CRC, sweat and time. If you strike trouble after that email me
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You will probably need to replace the sleeve on the motor shaft and the blade. If overloaded the shaft can spin inside the blade which wrecks the connection between them. Replacing both together is the correct solution.
Hi there: hate to say but it sounds like the Garb D.'s motor has failed. Perhaps due to a jam up in the blades. The motor will cook before the circuit breaker if the breaker it is on is greater than 15amp. Solution... Turn the power off and try to turn the grinding impeller blades.. If they spin freely on first attempt, which I doubt they will, then the motor is K-put. Hopefully it has a built in thermal trip and will reset itself. But while you have the power is off, clean it out. If you do that and it hums only, you will need to replace motor. sorry
Put the work bowl, lid, and pusher on one piece at a time - handle of work bowl faces the front of the food processor, hollow feed tube faces the back, and the sliding lock switch on pusher sleeve faces the front. Should turn on.
If it doesn't, test the motor - remove the work bowl and other parts completely. Plug the base in and turn it on, and use a pen to push in the dark grey or black button on top of the base - if it spins, the motor is still good - you may just need a replacement part. If it doesn't make a sound, it needs to be sent in to Cuisinart for repair.
Make sure you are using the dough blade for dough instead of the regular blade - dough will cause the regular blade/assembly to gum up. This is actually a VERY high quality unit w/ a 20-year motor warranty. I would see if you get better results with the dough blade. Don't give up on it yet.
First, do a motor test by removing the work bowl completely and using a pen to press in the grey button on top of the base (with the food processor turned on of course), toward the back. If the processor spins, the motor is still good. At that point, I would inspect the work bowl pieces, lid, pusher assembly, etc for cracks/damage. If all appears well, insert ALL the pieces back into place and try again. If even one piece is out of place, the processor will not spin.