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It just stopped working

I have only used my food processor about 5 times since I purchased it about a year ago.  I went to use it the other day and it just would not work.  I put something in to chop and tried to turn it on... nothing.  Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    My sunbeam food processor is less than 24 months old and I would not have used it a dozen times. I have set it up as per the instructions in the manual and it still will not work. I have not dropped or misued this appliance in anyway. I am not impressed. There are no trouble shooting solutions at the back of the manual as there are with many of the other appliances I own.

    Please help, any suggestions?


  • Alark Feb 16, 2009

    I have used the product twice. I went to use it and it won't work at all. It has been in my cabinet and nothing has happened to the processor.

  • kashka8 Apr 02, 2009

    The soluction suggested was a relief because I know it still works... But it appears that they white tab inside the clear part (on lid) that should push down the white lttle pole to let the motor work isn't pushing it down... does that make snese? How do I fix this??

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    The directions in the solution fixed my problem but I noticed that even with the lid on, the tab in the led wasn't pushing down on the bar that runs down the side of the bowl and pushes the button on the base. I had to push down on the lid to activate the button in the base. Thank you to the person who posted the soultion, you saved me a ton of money!

  • Cynthia Simpson Apr 29, 2013

    The food you put in the top (ex. brick of cheese) might be higher than the level measure on the side of the lid. Start w/ a smaller portion.



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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)

Posted on Mar 24, 2009


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