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The drive shaft extending vertically from the motor base has developed a crack. This runs from the top of the shaft down to almost where the shaft enters the motor base. The effect is to make the diameter of the shaft larger. The blades can still be forced down onto the shaft but are very difficult to remove. It appears that the crack is in a plastic cover to a metal drive shaft. Can this be replaced ? How ? Where can I obtain the part ? Are there directions for replaceing this part ?

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I just called Cuisinart customer service. Depending on your model, it sould be under warranty. They sent me a new shaft sheath immediately with no expense.

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You can possibly get parts for this, but you may find it's more expensive to buy parts, than to just buy a new one.
Try www.SearsPartsDirect.com for a complete exploded view and parts listing, as well as pricing. There may be other sites that offer this as well. You will need the Model and possibly serial number.
I would urge you not to use the unit until it's repaired. What you describe can be very dangerous.

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