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Cuisinart Little pro Plus Type 20 - jammed lid won't come off

Dear Friend,

The cover was put on incorrectly so that the bowl fin in the back has slid into its cover groove, but the bowl fin in the front did not slide into its groove and is below the cover. Amazingly enough, the machine chopped the carrot anyway, despite the faulty placement of the cover, but now the cover will not twist off as usual.

At present the bowl has shredded carrot in it, but the cover is jammed closed and the bowl will not remove from the base. I am afraid to force anything -- we all know how fragile that kind of plastic is, especially after many years.

Any ideas or info on how to get the thing apart without breaking anything?
At first I thought there was a release button in the back, but I think not at this point. Do you know of any tricks?

Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Cuisinat DLC 8 Plus Bowl won't unlock

You have to remove the pusher first by twisting it off. Then press the sides of the pusher sleeve inward and slide the sleeve up and out of place. Then twist off the lid - all twisting on these food processors works either clockwise or counterlcokwise - not both. Then twist the work bowl to the left (clockwise). Voila!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

ThaMp3Doctor
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SOURCE: How to get bowl off the base

There is no switch or relase - you just have to grip the sides and twist them off the base locks - requires quite a bit of force - not the easiest thing to remove.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: The plastic clip on the Work Bowl Cover with a feed tube fell off

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