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Food processor blade stuck on motor shaft

This is a Cuisinart Food processor. The blade has been on and off many times, but lately has been difficult to remove. Now, it seems to be stuck on the shaft, big time. I used a large pair of pliers to attempt to pull up on the plastic center core of the blade. I tried to pry the blades up from the bottom, I tried lifting the plastic basket to pull up on the blade. Nothing has worked. Is it possible for a vacuum to form between the motor shaft and the blade? If there was dampness inside the blade core, could that cause a vacuum? Will the vacuum eventually disappear or should a hole be drilled in the plastic core of the blade to break a possible vacuum? Are there any special tools recommended for removing the blade? That's it. Thanks, John Dale

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My friend if you had not removed that blade for a while it will certainly stuck due to the moisture that forms on the shaft of the blade holder causing it to have corosion you will have to carry that item to be removed by a qualified tech by you doing it your self could cause damage,which could cost you more.good luck

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