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Our Cuisinart Pro Classic food processor suddenly started leaking yesterday as we were trying to make salsa. It starts to leak once liquid reaches the top of the white plastic top part of the cutting blade which sits down on top of the clear plastic tube in the middle of the unit. It seems that liquid is simply going up the inside of the cutting blade and down the tube coming out all over the bottom of the clear plastic unit.

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  • jl2467 Aug 29, 2010

    We have had the unit filled with whatever we were making before and never had this problem. Is there supposed to be a gasket at the top of the blade attachment up inside?

  • jl2467 Aug 29, 2010

    On further searching, you are correct. We were exceeding the liquid level. I guess in the past, we were processing enough solid items that made the mixture thick enough that it would not go up the inside of the blade apparatus and down the tube. Thank you.

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There are few possibilites to your issue as I will start with my logic to make a picture from your report.
1. Is there any way that you have exceeded the fluid level of the bowl.? Since the liquid is flowing from the over flow in the inside tube , I suspect that there is more fluid than required. so check this out.
2. Secondly is there by any way that the bowl jar is damaged in the tubular section? Look carefully after removing and cchecking under a bright light.
3. The blade normally works with the action down and check if the blade locks on well into the slot of the drive.
4. the top lid also must be tight so that there is no leak through the top lid covers.
5. remove jar fill up water and check for any leak. I understand that the liquid is oozing from the central tube through the gap in the blade? hence my first doubt if there is overrflow due to excess level.
please give me a feed back and I shall check up once again.
Hope my advice helps?

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