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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


Hey I had the same problem. This may sound primitive and stupid but it worked. Give the stem a good whack with a wooden spoon all the way around, it will come off.

KitchenAid... | Answered on May 27, 2019


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

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


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.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 20, 2019


Dress formal and be confident. Firm hand shake and make eye contact

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 08, 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


I haven't seen any Kitchen Aid processors where the handle part of the bowl is dismantlable. I think you will find it is broken and you are up for a new bowl. The cover is normally glued on with no intention that it was ever going to be taken apart.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jan 28, 2019


I have the original manual and recipe book for this pasta maker. I could scan it and then fax or email certain pages if it is still needed. Don

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jan 03, 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


Most often when that model processor stops working it is associated with the mechanisms in the lid and bowl that activate the safety switch that prevents you turning it on when the bowl & lid is not on correctly. The mechanisms are not repairable, the fix is to replace the bowl or the lid or both. A proper KitchenAid service agent should have both in stock, take your complete machine in so that the faulty part can be identified.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017


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


Have you tried heating the sleeve with a torch and then sliding it on?

KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017


Hi, I had the same problem with my KitchenAid KFP740. The fix was the handle cap was loose. We all have a tendency to lift the unit out of the cabinet by the handle and it is heavy! The handle has a mechanism inside. The outside piece of the handle that holds it all inside gets loose making the pin at the bottom of the bowl not reach where it needs to be when you put the lid on. If you assemble the unit and squeeze the top of the handle after you put the lid on mine would work. A little gorilla glue and I was back in business!

KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 02, 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

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