I have a Classic Cuisinart food processor that is quite old. There is a small plastic
insert that goes on the stem which is broken and I need to replace it. Any suggestions?
Motor Shaft need to be replaced mine is cracked. I can't get the old one off. Or the new one on! Help any one!
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Hi-I have a DLC-7, it looks a lot like yours. On my machine the stem is removed by pulling straight up. It is held only by the friction of a knurled section of the shaft, no threads or other fasteners. You could grip it lightly sideways with a pliers or vise-grips and then use hammer head to tap upwards on the side of the pliers. Squeeze the shaft firmly enough to grip it adequately, but not so hard as to crush it.
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 9p.6 is most helpful): http://www.cuisinart.com/share/man/10_man.pdf
The Motor Shaft Cover parts are not shown on the Cuisinart website under parts, but they are available if you call Customer Service. These parts are quite inexpensive (often $3 + s&h). Have your model number ready, and they can get the right one out to you.
The DLC-8 blades and the DLC-7 blades are not compatible. To attach the stem, first attach the stem to one of the compatible blades - the stem should day "DLC-7" for the DLC-7 blades - by inserting the first two tabs of the stem into the first two ridges of the blade connector - the left-most tab should be sticking out past the end of the blade connector - then slide the stem into place so that all tabs fit securely into the blade connector. Next, place the end with the blade up and insert the stem into the middle of the workbowl. There is a video for all Cuisinart food processors on the Cuisinart website.
Unfortunately the CHM models no longer have replacement parts. If the workbowl parts says something like DLC-7 or DLC-10, then you can call Cuisinart and get replacement parts. CHM models would require finding somthing on eBay.
The regular chopping blade requires a stem adapter. The other blades require the detachable stem. I would double-check the user manaul to get a visual on it. Cuisinart food processors are great, but they are also the hardest to assemble.
ah! well my mother just tried using her DLC-10S 7 cup food processor and she also encountered the same problem. It worked perfectly fine when she first used it around Christmas time but not anymore.
After almost smacking the hell out of it we discovered that there is a plastic tab on the lid towards the handle side. This plastic tab actually pushes a lever through the cup and into the base of the food processor.
New Bee actually mentions this above. The problem is that the flimsy plastic tab in the handle isn't stiff enough to push the lever down anymore. I'm amazed it worked the first time.
This is very much a design flaw by Cuisinart as there's no way this plastic tab would ever last.
Now there is a small opening in the case right above the plastic tab. To get our food processor going we just pushed a chopstick down on the tab and held it in place while the food processor runs.
This is very much a temporary solution until we get a new food processor, obviously a different model.