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Lights are on but it wont run - Cuisinart BFP-703 SmartPower Duet Food Processor

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  • Gavgray Apr 17, 2009

    The motor suddenly stopped working during use (in between pulses - so on, then off for few seconds, then would not turn on again).  The interface lights up like normal but the motor does not at all engage.  I am thinking I blew the fuse (if it has one) but I'm having trouble taking the unit apart, particularly loosening the shaft so I can take the whole thing out of the casing.  Nothing looks fried on the board, as would be expected.  The blender did seem to eminate that "burning motor" odor when it ceased to work but the odor was subtle.  



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If you have had your blender/food processor for less than 3 years, call Cuisinart and get it repaired in-warranty. You can find a new BFP-703 from $80-$100, and even an in-warranty repair will cost you $20-$30 in shipping (just food for thought). If you are Out Of Warranty, let me know, and I can give you some diagnostic assistance - if the shaft is just locked up, and can be oiled, that is a pretty easy fix. Anything else wrong with the unit is going to be tricky, since original internal parts are not available for sale.

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  • kelvin613 Jan 05, 2011

    I have the same problem and no, it is not under warranty. The shaft still spins but I can`t seem to remove it from the housing. The gear attached to the top is permenantly attached to the shaft and wont allow you to pull the motor out. I just need to know where the fuse is located and how to remove the motor from the unit.

  • Kentin Sep 15, 2011

    Me too, Kelvin. Looking for the fuse, but can't remove the motor. Anyone?

  • srearoyl Sep 15, 2011

    to get the motor out, you will have to take the clutch out (the black thing that spins on the top). it is threaded counter clock-wise. It comes out easily after that.

    I replaced the thermal fuse once, now I need to do it again...looking for the correct fuse now.


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Thank you very much. I will give I a try

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