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Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus Food Processor - Help!

Never-been-used processor won't turn on with either the "pulse "or "on" buttons, even though the power light is on and all the parts have been assembled with a "click' lock.

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  • shawniloc Nov 26, 2008

    Brand new custom prep 11 won't work, even though lights are on......help.

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Not sure if you found the solution by now but we recently had a similar issue. Make sure the bowl is put on such that the handle is facing the front of the processor. There is a little black button that gets depressed when the lid gets put on. We had to get the thing to work one night and spent hours trying to get the processor on and then trying to get a blender to work before finding the problem.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • Lisa Miner
    Lisa Miner Dec 27, 2013

    I am not a stupid person, but boy do I feel stupid! Thank you so much.

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Your PowerBlend Duet™ comes with a food processor button. This button is the perfect speed for all your food processing tasks. Always use this speed when using the food processor. You may also use the Pulse button with this function for pulse-chopping.
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For on/off operation, called pulse-chopping or pulsing, press the On button, press the Pulse button, and then press and release the
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You control the duration and frequency of pulses by the length of time you hold the Food Processor button down and the rate at which you press it. Pulses should be short bursts. Allow enough time between pulses to let food in work bowl fall to bottom.
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You can download manual from the below link

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/bfp-10ch.pdf

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