The plastic clip on the Work Bowl Cover with a feed tube fell off
I don't have any idea how it came off or goes back together. I need a photo or diagram of the a work bowl cover with a large feed tube. I have had this cuisinart for 23 years. It works great. It's a DLC8 Plus.
Can you tell me you to put the plastic clip back on properly?
Re: The plastic clip on the Work Bowl Cover with a feed...
To put the activator clip back in go to the website, below, and download the diagrams of replacement bowl covers. Scroll down and there is a picture of the back of the cover with the clip in place. Once you have it going in the right direction, it snaps right in. Hope this helps. I think I'm going to print the photos for the next time the little troublemaker falls out. Cheers. Cathy
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You'll have to look around at the options and pick one that looks like the one you have.
If you have an older one, the handle for the bowl generally goes in front, and check the base to see if the button that gets pushed down when the top is in locked position is in the front or the back... and try to match that. The DLC-10s has it in the front (7 cup machine), but many of the larger machines have it in the back. The feed tube matches up with the button when you put the lid on. If you put the lid on with the feed tube 180 degrees off, you can break the lid/bowl getting them apart again.
Getting this right is the most important thing... otherwise they just kind of work. The link for the 7-cup Pro Classic Food Processor (DLC-10s) has really good technique information with color photos. It's worth grabbing regardless of the machine you have.
The main important thing if you have an older style machine is to make sure when putting it together that the feed tube from the top aligns with the part of the bowl with the spring, so the button on the base gets depressed correctly. For some, the spring mechanism is on the front with the handle, for some it is opposite the handle... check the base for the tiny button to double check.
If you put the top on backwards it won't work (at least not correctly) -- but what's worse is that you are likely to break the locking mechanism when trying to get it apart... either on the lid, or the bowl, or both. It can be an expensive mistake.
Luckily, bowls and lids are available from Cuisinart... and many times the same bowl/lid was used for different machine numbers (the various models are about the base, not the bowls/lids/blades/etc.)
First thing to do is check your base to make sure it's not something wrong there. If you take everything off the base and look on top, either in the 6 or 12 o' clock position there will be a black button set into the base slightly. You want to find a ball point pen, and with the base plugged in, press and hold that button while turning on the unit.
If that works, you want to go through each piece one at a time. First w/ the work bowl, and notice there is a plastic rod w/ a spring at the bottom set into on side of the work bowl. Make sure that is lined up over the black button. Then in the cover, usually on the back of the feed tube, there is a lever within the clear plastic, that should line up over the rod in the work bowl. Finally, you must add the pusher/sleeve portion at the very last, or else it all won't engage right and it won't work. Just make sure the tabs on the large pusher are locked into the cover last, and it all engages so that the spring in the work bowl is depressed. The processor won't work until all the pieces are in the exact place and put on one at a time (I can't stress that enough because these processors are very exact when it comes to that, some kind of safety mechanism).
If all else fails, call customer service at 800-726-0190, they can walk you through those steps if I haven't been clear enough. :)
This sounds like an issue relating with the assembly of the machine. The motor is definitely getting power if the indicator is lit. However, Kitchenaid food processors are designed (as a safety feature) to remain unengaged if the unit is not assembled in such a way. Here is the proper assembly:
Please disassemble the unit. This means: removing the blade, removing the work bowl, the work bowl cover, and unplugging the unit.
Starting with the work bowl: place the handle at the 9 o'clock position, which is out to the left. Rotate downward to the 6 o'clock position until it locks in, centered over the button panel.
Repeat the process with the work bowl lid.
Depending on which food processor you have, you may need the feed tube pusher depressed at least half way down the feed tube.
Plug in the unit. The blade does not have be installed for unit it to work at this point, assuming everything is assembled properly and the motor is functioning. The motor should now be working.
I am assuming you have a DLC-8S Pro Custom 11, and not another Cuisinart food processor.
Remove the work bowl and all other parts completely from base.
Plug the base in, and turn it on.
Use a pen to press in the dark grey or black button on top of the base.
If you hear a spinning or other noise, the motor is still good.
Now that you have verified that the motor is good:
Put each work bowl piece on one at a time - if you don't out it on one at a time, it will not lock in properly.
Put work bowl on with work bowl handle facing front, make sure bowl locks.
Put lid on with hollow feed tube facing the back of the food processor.
Put pusher sleeve into lid's feed tube, with sliding lock switch facing the front of the food processor.
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.
Place the gearbox on top of the blender/food processor Place the work bowl over the spindle, with the handle facing the front of the machine - make sure the tabs lock into place. Place the stem adapter on top of the spindle, then the blade. Place the lid on top of the bowl, with the feed tube facing the back of the food processor. Then the pusher into the feed tube. Here is the link to the user manual with visuals (p.6 is most helpful): http://www.cuisinart.com/share/man/10_man.pdf