The lid has always been difficult to slide into place and now the plastic snap on the back has finally broken. This is what triggers the machine to operate. I can push another piece of plastic into the slot and hold it there for the machine to work. Any ideas about where to get a new top?
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I fix a lot of plastic items with either super glue or 2 part epoxy resin.
Then for reinforcement at the edges. I take a 2cm (aprox) piece of thin wire. Like a staple. Then heat it with the soldering iron. sliding back and forth until the wire is embedded into the plastic. even slightly covered over.
This often makes a cracked piece of plastic quite strong.
It may not look great but it might hold you over till you find a replacement
Here are some ideas.... Repairing plastic parts
I got the lid off by using a turkey-skewer (i.e., a long pin) to push down on the long white plastic piece, in the handle, just above the spring.
When you push it down far enough, you can twist the cover back over to the proper side.
(We think we created this situation ourselves by mistakenly twisting the cover into place clockwise, rather than counter-clockwise.)
A possibility that the micro switch inside which is actuated when you put the top on......the one you are tooth picking....has become dislodged, or the grooves that the switch hold it in place have broken off. Is there anything rattling inside the mixer which would suggest that a piece of the casing has broken off.
If you can disassemble it to this point where you can see the switch and there is damage around that area which makes the switch loose, you could use some hot glue to hold it firmly in place. Let the hot glue set solid before you use it.....especially as the switch completes an electrical circuit and hot glue in its liquid form s conductive!
Always remember to remove the electrical connection before opening the unit. Failing this, it could possibly be that the switch needs replacing which is a far easier job. Switches are pretty comparable regardless of what brand mixer. Sometimes held in with a screw on opposing corners. So even eBay would probably have one. Good luck. On the bright side, your solution works, but on the dark side, using a plug socket to switch a unit off and on is tricky!
Repair or replace is the simple answer but sometimes innovative solutions work just as well. The plastic piece-switch combination ensures that the machine cannot be started unless everything is in place properly.
There is a small plastic piece on the lids 1-196 that slides into a slot in theback of the processer and is s safety interlock. unless your new lid will fit into that it will nto work. I know because i bought the wrong lid after the exact plastic piece broke on my original and I could not get the new one to work... right now my "work around" is to put both lids on.. the newer one does have the piece but its it the wrong place and I have to hold them while I use the processor.. sorry
I had a similar problem. Part of the lid had a small piece of plastic chipped away. It was the part of the lid that rotates and locks into the machine base. If the lid is missing a small piece of plastic on where it connects to the base, the machine will not switch on. You can compare the lid for the food processor to the mixing lid and see if the piece that juts into the base is broken at all. If it is order a new lid. There are several online places that still carry them; or try a local parts store.
My wife was given this unit from an elderly gentleman that was done trying to make it work.
I just fixed the same problem as above. Note - I do not have a manual for this unit.
True above about the bowl cover being locked in position but found the key to make it work is also the white lid to the left of the bowl cover. I was locking and unlocking this white lid with no results. Then I removed the bowl cover and found the white lid cover was loose and easily removed this white lid to inspect inside ( why this cover removes I have no clue).
Anyway I was able to snap the white cover firmly on and turn counter clockwise to lock in place ( six o’clock position), then after putting the bowl cover back on and snapping in place it works.
Note - I do not need to turn the white lid cover to install or remove the clear bowl cover, this could be because it looks like one of the clear tabs might be broken on the locking area of the clear bowl cover. If you have two tabs the same shape on the bowl cover you may need twist the white lid clockwise to install and remove the bowl cover and counter clockwise to lock in place so the unit works, but now that my white lid is snapped firmly in place it hardly moves with the force of both hands trying to turn it.
Hope this helps someone.
Good Luck !
Dan L. P.