Question about Food Processors
No food was allowed to dry on it. I could not get it off the stem from the moment I finished using it (I always disassemble everything as soon as I am done). But it is stuck fast, no amount of force will get it to budge and I am reluctant to use pliers or anything for fear of damaging it. I tried soaking it in hot water, but that did not work. The food processor is only a few months old and does not get a lot of use.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
my friend if you had not removed that blade for a while it will certainly stuck due to the moisture that forms on the shaft of the blade holder causing it to have corosion you will have to carry that item to be removed by a qualified tech by you doing it your self could cause damage,which could cost you more.good luck
Posted on Jun 19, 2007
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I phoned the 800 number at Cuisinart (800-243-8540) and the person who answered the phone explained to me what to do: Fill the bowl with the hottest tap water I have (but not boiling) above the entire blade (including the part that fits over the shaft). He said to pulse a few times, then try to pull it off, but not to expect it to work right away. He said to do this until it comes off and that it could take 1/2 hour. I did what he said, and the blade came off after the first pulses. But also, the water was pouring out all over the counter--leaking between the bowl and the base (possibly because my old work bowl is also cracked, but I'm not sure).
I was told that the problem would happen again, and that I needed replace the blade and the shaft (which is cracked, as he guessed), both of which are available from Cuisinart.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
First off, is it a BLADE that's stuck, or a DISC?
If it's a disc, and the disc is blocking your access to the center post, put a ziploc baggie full of ice on top of the disc (right in the middle) and let it sit for about half an hour. That should shrink the plastic enough to pop it out.
If it's a blade, you can try the ice trick, or you can try Pam (or another food grade cooking spray) to loosen it up, and then just try to take the workbowl off like you usually would (aka, DO NOT grab the blade, or you'll risk cutting yourself--you can just pull up on the bowl, and the blade should pop off.
If you need further help, you can always contact Cuisinart--their phone number (according to their website, www.cuisinart.com ) is 1 800 726 0190
Good luck! :)
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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