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The bowl will not unlock

I can take the lid off the bowl but the bowl is will not unlock. It even turns on without the lid. It always seems to stick but with a strong tug does come off.

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Re: The bowl will not unlock

With that type of bowl on closing the lid the switch open and on opening the switch close.the switch will not unlock because the switch itself is sticking or defected try cleaning the switch with some contact cleaner.if that does not work then you will have to take it to a small appliance tech for repairs.if there is no appliance tech i a sorry to tell you but you will have to settle for a new one.good luck.

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