Power red llight is on, but the motor/blades won't go
I'm trying to use my 11 cup Cuisinart Food processor and have misplaced the manual. The problem I have is that the machine's plugged in, the red light is on, but the motor/blades won't go. What do I need to check? The plug is all the way in the outlet (as far as I can tell), the bowl is locked, and the top is locked in place.
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Hillary, I have the same problem. Do you think these are the edsels of the food processors. I paid almost $200 for mine, haven't ever used it since I bought it last year. Have you resolved your problem>
You can download the user manual for the DFP-11 from http://www.cuisinart.com/parts/food_processors/dfp-11.html
Click on the "download user manual" hypertext link on the right under the processor picture. You need to have Adobe Reader loaded to be able to read the manual.
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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.
Those older Cuisinart food processors have motors that generally last forever. But a replacement bowl can cost $118.00 or more. The newer processors like the DLC-8S do have a 3-year general warranty and a 5-year motor warranty. The new DLC-2011, 2007, 2014 series etc. have 10-year motor warranties. I like the collect the oldies, but the new ones have few problems even though they are made in China. If an old processor's plastic breaks, you have to buy a completely new bowl set - if a new processor's plastic breaks, then you can buy a single component piece to solve the problem. Hope this helps.