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Light is on but blade will not turn

My food processor is new. I have only used it once before. Same problem at that time. Kept taking bowl off and replacing and it finally worked. Same issue this go around. I have taken the bowl off and replaced it a dozen times and nothing except the light works. Please help!!

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You have a bad sensor switch, when you put the bowl. Locate the sensor switch and replace it.

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