20 Most Recent Cuisinart DLC-8S Pro Custom Food Processor - Page 4 Questions & Answers

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Power red llight is on, but the motor/blades won't go

Well, now I feel totally foolish. The handle on the bowl must be toward the front of the bowl, not the rear otherwise the operating post won't engage.
5/8/2009 8:25:15 PM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on May 08, 2009
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Cuisinart DLC-85 Pro Custom 11 Cups Food

Whoops, when putting together I failed to insert the feeder cup.  When I did that it worked!  I should have more carefully followed the assembly instructions.  Thanks for your help.  What a great web site
4/30/2009 10:23:54 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Apr 30, 2009
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Grating

Any of the disc blades require the use of the detachable stem. The official "Fine Grating Disc" (which doesn't normally come supplied with the food processor) is mainly for grating cheese, but the shredder disc that comes supplied with the food processor will do the job for you.

Here is a link to the manual:
http://www.cuisinart.com/share/man/57_man.pdf

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
4/30/2009 4:06:47 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Apr 30, 2009
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After chopping up some cooked chicken (as I've

Applying modest heat to the lid can also help sometimes, if it was a vacuum-seal issue. As far as the buildup, you can wipe down the outer ring of the work bowl and lid with a rag that is dipped in a little distilled white vinegar and it should help get some of the grime off there, if buildup caused the issue.

Glad you were able to resolve it.
4/23/2009 2:19:38 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Apr 23, 2009
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Cuisinart food processor DLC 8 Plus - can't unlock new bowl

I just had the same problem! I gently tapped the the bottom of the handle with a hammer in a clockwise direction. It finally unlocked and is now working fine. Good luck!
4/1/2009 6:02:55 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Apr 01, 2009
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Machine on but not working

The video is generic, and may actually show a different model with completely different assembly instructions. For the DLC-8S and DFP-11 series, you want work bowl handle facing the front of the processor, feed tube on lid facing back of the processor, and sliding lock switch facing the front of the machine. For the DLC-2011, you want work bowl handle facing front, lid lined up with work bowl handle, and metal element hanging from pusher facing front.

To make sure the motor is working first, remove the work bowl, blade, etc. completely from the base of the food processor. Plug the base in and turn the food processor on. Then use a pen to press in the dark gray or black button on top of the processor - if it makes a sound, your motor is good. If it doesn't, call Cuisinart and get your processor repaired.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
4/1/2009 3:33:36 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Apr 01, 2009
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None of the buttons work on my Power Prep Pulse 11-CUP

Remove the work bowl from the base of the food processor, and separate the bowl, lid, and pusher sleeve.
Plug the base into the wall outlet, turn the food processor ON, and then use a pen to press in the dark grey or black button on top of the base of the food processor - if you hear some kind of noise, then your motor is still good.
Put the work bowl on first, with the handle facing the front of the food processor.
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.
Your processor should now turn on.

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.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor (also loves Cuisinart)
3/24/2009 4:14:25 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Mar 24, 2009
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WE need the pusher/sleeve assembly. The motor is

I don't recognize model #PLE-8E, but if you have a DLC-8E, while you can't get the original parts from Cuisinart, you can get a whole bowl/pusher/lid that will operate your old base. I also see a few auctions for the original DLC-8 series parts, but there is some asterisk by each of them - they will work, but they have a chip somewhere, etc. But, I would keep your eye on eBay - I picked up many a good Cuisinart item at a bargain price.
3/6/2009 5:49:59 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Mar 06, 2009
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Plastic piece broken on lid

Cuisinart has the part - you can order it from Cuisinart's website - www.cuisinart.com or call them directly at 1-800-726-0290
2/15/2009 6:36:14 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Feb 15, 2009
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Can't get food out of white spicket in work bowl

After trying jetstreams of water, canned air, dishbrushes and soaking the bowl all didn't work, I grabbed a piece of wirea and dug it out. What a pain.
1/25/2009 5:48:22 PM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Jan 25, 2009
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Motor runs but switch won't activate despite new parts

Make sure the handle of the bowl is facing the front of the food processor. Place the lid tab just to the left of the handle and slide it toward the handle until it won't turn anymore. Remove the pusher sleeve from the lid and reinsert it with the lock facing the front of the food processor. Slide the lock into the locked position. If it still doesn't work, replace the third piece on the work bowl - the one piece that you haven't replaced. It will then work.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
1/15/2009 6:50:49 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Jan 15, 2009
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Wont run

If you try the instructions below, and the motor test fails, you can send it in to Cuisinart for a trade-in, but the trade-in will be just as expensive as getting a new food processor (unless your product has an extra-long motor warranty):

You can test the motor by plugging the food processor in, pressing the on switch and using a pen to press the dark grey or black button on top of the base of the food processor. As long as it spins, the motor is definitely good. Next, unplug the food processor. For the food processor to work, you need to have the work bowl, lid, and pusher sleeve all inserted - if one part of the work bowl is not attached, then the food processor will not spin the blade. Once all three pieces have been inserted, plug it in and turn it on. If the blade is still not spinning, then there is a problem with the element that runs from the back of the pusher sleeve down through the work bowl that triggers the motor button. In that event, you can go to Cuisinart's website and order a new bowl, lid, and/or pusher sleeve - if you see any obvious damage to one part, you can order just that one part. If it is not apparent which part is damaged, order the whole work bowl. Make sure you enter your exact model# at Cuisinart's website, because a DLC-7 is not the same as a DLC-7E or 7P, for instance. The work bowl parts are expensive, so I would just write down the part numbers from Cuisinart's website and find them cheaper elsewhere. There is also a video on the website that shows you how to use the food processors - the first part of the video describes work bowl assembly. Once you get this food processor working, it is going to last forever. Have fun!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
1/1/2009 6:26:01 PM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Jan 01, 2009
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Grind beef for chili?

The food processor will pulverize the beef in seconds if you do not pulse it. Really, the food processor will tend to make the beef very fine. You can use the 3mm or 4mm slicing disc to make more of a ground beef (noodle-like) cut.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
1/1/2009 6:24:00 PM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Jan 01, 2009
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Motor works but will not turn on

You can test the motor by plugging the food processor in, pressing the on switch and using a pen to press the dark grey or black button on top of the base of the food processor. As long as it spins, the motor is definitely good. Next, unplug the food processor. For the food processor to work, you need to have the work bowl, lid, and pusher sleeve all inserted - if one part of the work bowl is not attached, then the food processor will not spin the blade. Once all three pieces have been inserted, plug it in and turn it on. If the blade is still not spinning, then there is a problem with the element that runs from the back of the pusher sleeve down through the work bowl that triggers the motor button. In that event, you can go to Cuisinart's website and order a new bowl, lid, and/or pusher sleeve - if you see any obvious damage to one part, you can order just that one part. If it is not apparent which part is damaged, order the whole work bowl. The work bowl parts are expensive, so I would just write down the part numbers from Cuisinart's website and find them cheaper elsewhere. There is also a video on the website that shows you how to use the food processors - the first part of the video describes work bowl asssembly. Once you get this food processor working, it is going to last forever. Have fun!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
1/1/2009 6:19:14 PM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Jan 01, 2009
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Brand NEw DLC-8 not working.

If a part of the work bowl is damaged, it will not properly trigger the motor. Replace the workbowl (original DLC-8 parts not available, but an expensive replacement workbowl is available).
12/9/2008 7:41:39 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Dec 09, 2008
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DLC 7 pro

Removing a Cuisinart Food Processor Work Bowl
You have to remove the pusher first by twisting it off. Then press the sides of the pusher sleeve inward and slide the sleeve up and out of place. Then twist off the lid - all twisting on these food processors works either clockwise or counterlcokwise - not both. Then twist the work bowl to the left (clockwise). Voila!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
12/9/2008 7:40:29 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Dec 09, 2008
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Cuisinart mini prep processor blade not rotating

Replace work bowl and blade - see if it resolves the issue.
12/9/2008 7:39:40 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Dec 09, 2008
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I just bought a cuisinart

If you have a multi-speed processor, the speed setting is too high.
If there are oinly two speed settings, try using a slciing disc instead of the chopping blade. Use a pulse function if available. Cuisinart has hundreds of different food processors, so I am just speaking in generalities here.
12/9/2008 7:39:00 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Dec 09, 2008
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My food processor plastic container

You can get a completely new work bowl set (not the original parts) from Cuisinart for around $118.00. You could also buy one from a shady eBay seller and see if the oldie works. I am a collector of these myself, but in reality, it is probably cheaper to get a new Cuisinart food processor - they are nearly as good as the old ones.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
12/9/2008 7:37:33 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Dec 09, 2008
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The cuisinart food processor doesn't

Cuisinart Food Processors – Motor Test

First, do a motor test by removing the work bowl completely and using a pen to press in the grey button on top of the base (with the food processor turned on of course), toward the back. If the processor spins, the motor is still good. At that point, I would inspect the work bowl pieces, lid, pusher assembly, etc for cracks/damage. If all appears well, insert ALL the pieces back into place and try again. If even one piece is out of place, the processor will not spin.

If it no longer spins, the motor has a problem.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
12/9/2008 7:35:06 AM • Cuisinart DLC-8S... • Answered on Dec 09, 2008
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