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There is a small plastic piece on the lids 1-196 that slides into a slot in theback of the processer and is s safety interlock. unless your new lid will fit into that it will nto work. I know because i bought the wrong lid after the exact plastic piece broke on my original and I could not get the new one to work... right now my "work around" is to put both lids on.. the newer one does have the piece but its it the wrong place and I have to hold them while I use the processor.. sorry

Cuisinart DLC-1... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013


We don't stay in the same vicinity, so I don't know precisely where you can get the replacement. So I would suggest you order it online.

Click on the below link to order for the replacement.


Please let me know if your need more assistance....


Cuisinart DLC-1... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011

I can't get the damn thing to start and I tested it in the store. No manual. What do you suggest?

Cuisinart DLC-1... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010

For cuisinart food processors that won't shut off: with bowl off - not attached - hold OFF button down while plugging in. With a screwdriver or other implement, press the button that gets depressed on motor base when bowl is attached and snapped into place ( small flat rectangular piece that clicks the bowl into place. While still pressing OFF button, press this a few times times, unplug then release the OFF button. I tried several suggested combinations of button pushing and unplugging, and this seems to have fixed it!

Cuisinart Food... | Answered on Jan 18, 2021

The control board (AKA PCB) will need to be replaced.

Cuisinart Food... | Answered on Dec 08, 2020

The DLC-8F bowl will not work for the DLC-8M, as I understand the parts list for the 11 cup food processors. However, this site, https://www.kitchenworksinc.com/cuisinart-dlc-8-4-piece-tritan-bowl-kit/ , has a work bowl for the DLC-8 food processor. The bowl fits all models of DLC-8 except the DLC-8E and DLC-8F. The link for the work bowl alone is https://www.kitchenworksinc.com/cuisinart-dlc-8-tritan-workbowl/ .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Cuisinart Food... | Answered on Jun 01, 2020

Hello, Sally -

Make sure you have the work bowl properly placed on the base and the lid properly attached to the work bowl. I often have trouble getting the work bowl inserted in the base of our food processor and also have trouble getting the lid fitted into the bowl properly.

Since I have no idea which model of Cuisinart food processor you have, I am unable to advise you further.

You can contact Cuisinart Product Assistance:
US toll free number:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Best wishes.

Cuisinart Food... | Answered on Jan 03, 2019


Don't throw out your Cuisinart-Keurig SS-700 if the switch is broke.

Would you pay $1.84 to fix it? Cuisinart does NOT carry the #1 part most likely to fail, the on-off rocker switch. Most of the parts they do carry you'd only need if you were careless and broke the item, but the switch gets daily use and these snap-in switches are not made to last to begin with. The switch is not listed on their web site and if you call they will tell you it's time for you to buy a new machine. If you are a handyman to the extent of having a solder iron and a Phillips screwdriver then the switch can be bought from a commercial electric/electronics supply house. The shipping costs seven times more than the switch, and much more if you want air freight. The switch itself is $1.84. It's a medium task and will take about 30 minutes tops. The most time taken was 7 days waiting for the normal shipment to arrive. It's PN 15N8920 from Newark Element14 @ "https://www.newark.com/". They are a wholesaler and I didn't volunteer that I wasn't a contractor or business. In the online order form when it asked for company I filled in "Retired" and I answered all the other application form questions they had so I could return there again I needed something they carried. Their form didn't ask if I was a re-seller and my answer would have been "no" but if it had gone down that rabbit hole I may not have been able to order. In my order I bought two of the switches; by the time my SS-700 fails and needs another switch I'll probably be glad I bought the backup. For Cuisinart not to carry that switch is planned obsolescence IMHO. Yes, a homeowner who is not handy with some basic tools might be unable, but even a small town repair business might not go through the trouble I did because they'd have to pay and pass along to you the $20 (90% for shipping)for the part, and by the time they add on a reasonable charge for labor your bill would probably be $70-$90. Facing that amount you might think buying a new one is best for you, you'd get all new, the latest, including a warranty. Imagine if an Ace Hardware or Home Depot carried that switch (I looked), I'd have had it working the same day. Keurig could buy a higher quality switch to manufacture with, but there's more revenue for them going the way they are now, and this planned obsolescence every product maker uses puts more permanent waste in our landfills.,

on Dec 20, 2018 | Cuisinart Food Processors

The set screw on the blade assembly is loose. If the motor does not spin then that is a different story.

Cuisinart Food... | Answered on Dec 10, 2018

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