20 Most Recent KitchenAid KFP500 Ultra Power Food Processor Questions & Answers


It sounds like you need a new working bowl. It is not uncommon for that safety switch mechanism to fail inside the handle.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Dec 22, 2013


Call Kitchenaid Customer Service. They still carry a stock of these parts and will send them out to you at no charge because of the low cost of manufacturing. Their toll-free phone number is:

1.800.541.6390.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jan 17, 2010


I would suggest calling Kitchenaid Customer Service. If inventory is still available, they will send out replacement feet for your food processor at no cost.

Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-541-6390.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jul 08, 2009


Mine is stuck too.....I have not been particularly happy with this Kitchenaid product and this may be enough to send me back to Cuisinart.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jul 14, 2008


I have the 11 cup Kitchenaid food processor and did the same thing this weekend. It took a while but finally figured out how it went back together. Hopefully the pictures help. I know it's difficult to see since the pieces are all black. Good luck!

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KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Jun 01, 2019


Store it with the lid upside down on top of the bowl

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Apr 21, 2019


Make sure you have the bowl, lid and sometimes the pusher assembled correctly. If everything is not correct it will not activate the safety switch to allow it to start up.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019


take it back and get a warranty replacement unit
reading the user manual may be a help

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Sep 10, 2018


Possibly something about either the lid or the bowl has become deformed. Very likely you will need to replace one or the other.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Sep 08, 2018


Does the actuator push down far enough to catch the button at the bottom? I repaired one simply by adding a vinyl screw cover to the top of the button so it was tall enough to be reached by the actuator.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Jul 18, 2018


The solution is 90% going to be replace the lid, or replace the bowl or if you are very unlucky replace both. A proper KitchenAid service agent should have both parts on the shelf and will be able to try a new one of either to see where the fault lies. I think over the years I've replaced more lids than I have bowls.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 28, 2018


Read the handbook and make certain you are assembling the bowl, lid and pusher correctly, they can all play a part in activating the safety mechanisms that put the appliance in the mode that will allow it to be started.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Nov 24, 2017

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