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Cannot turn the lid on to kitchenaid food processor

I can no longer turn the lid onto my food processor. The food cup is securely locked in, but when I try to turn the lid on to lock the lid in place, it will not go on. I know that there is a small plastic part in the handle that must go down into the base and am thinking that is the problem. When the food cup is off, I cannot push the white button down either.

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

Posted on Dec 22, 2013

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SOURCE: The plastic ? bowl of the processor is stuck

With the food processor I have it will not allow you to remove the bowl unless the top is off.Try take the top off or putting it on.Then remove it from the processor.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid Food Processor - Center Stem Support doesn't turn

Grease, it needs grease to lube it.

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SOURCE: Need to clean inside of handle on KitchenAid food processor

The plastic for the work bowl / handle is molded and one piece and cannot be disassembled. My best recommendation is to call Kitchenaid customer service to see what recommendations they have. Within one year warranty, they may replace the work bowl at no cost.

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

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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