20 Most Recent KitchenAid KFC3300 Mini Chopper 3 Cups Food Processor Questions & Answers


The Kitchenaid food processors have a few safety features implimented. If the unit is not assembled properly, this may prevent the unit from turning on. I am thinking this is an issue of assembly because the light is on, so the unit is definitely getting power.

Proper assembly is below:

If it isn't all ready, please disassemble the entire unit. This means removing the blade and/or disc, blade, removing work bowl, work bowl lid, and blade.

Start by placing the work bowl onto the motor base. The work bowl handle should be facing at 9 o'clock, which is out to your left. Rotate the handle downward until it locks in at the 6 o'clock position, which will lock over the center of the button panel.

Repeat the process with the work bowl lid. The blade does not need to be present for the motor to engage, if this is an assembly issue.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Aug 08, 2009


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


Without step-down transformers you are out of luck. I am sorry. I know the transformers are ugly but they are cheaper than replacing your food processor and espresso machine. One thing you could do is to contact Kitchen Aid and ask them if the motor can be wired for 240V. If not, ask them if you can purchase the 240V motor for your processor and replace it directly. As for the espresso machine, no idea...sorry.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Oct 26, 2017


food processors have interlocks between the bowl, the top and the base. Inspect to see that those are all making. When you lock the bowl to the base and the top to the bowl you should hear some clicks and see some interlock mechanisms line up at the back of the bowl.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017


I don't see anything other than hot water and brute force doing anything to help. Probably a two person job and make sure you turn it the right way. Be prepared for something to be broken or damaged.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Jul 02, 2017


They now have moved over to an app for that

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on May 12, 2017


The problem will be either the lid or the bowl, both have mechanisms in them that wear/break. Take the processor into a service agent that carries the parts along with your clean bowl and lid. It will be a simple matter for them to try one or the other to see which one makes the difference. I am a service agent and that's what I do, it's far the easiest way to quickly find the problem.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017

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