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Reset/Breaker overload switch?

I have an Oster 3212 Food Processor and I recently overloaded the motor by trying to chop something too large. The motor hung up for a second and now won't work even after leaving for a few days. Is there some kind of overload switch I can reset?

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I contacted the manufacturer and bought the bowl. This is frustrating as I had contacted their authorized service center and was told the bowl was unavailable.

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An automatic, temperature-
controlled circuit breaker in
the motor ensures complete
protection against motor burnout.
If the processor runs for an
exceptionally long time when
chopping, mixing or kneading
a thick or heavy mixture in
successive batches, the motor
may overheat. If this happens,
the processor will stop. Turn it
off and wait for the motor to cool
off before proceeding. It will
usually cool off within 10 minutes.
In extreme cases, it could take
an hour.

Yayyy! Problem solved (I hope)!

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Put the lid on, with the hollow feed tube facing the back of the processor.
Put the pusher sleeve in the lid, with the sliding lock switch facing the front of the processor.
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If your food processor still does not turn on, call Cuisinart and see if you are eligible for an in-warranty repair - it has a 3-year warranty.

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