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Probably solved by now I suppose but model number would help.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Dec 05, 2016


Do you mean the bearing on the motor shaft within that circular plastic ring that moves up and down when moving the slicing thickness lever? If yes then a couple of screwdrivers under it one on each side to lever it up. At the same time it will force the black shaft sleeve up and off the motor shaft.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Nov 02, 2016


Determine first if it really is the motor. Does it only cut out if loaded or will it happen without any load? Remove all bowls and blades, plug it in and turn the power on and press the on button. With something plastic press the small white button that is in the middle above the switch panel and normally hidden by the bowl. This is the safety cutout switch avtivated by the bowl, lid and pusher being in position. Does the motor run while the button is depressed or does it again cut out after a short time but with button still depressed. If it doesn't cut out it's likely that wear in the complicated mechanisms in the lid and bowl handle are releasing the cutout switch with small vibrations of motor running. I figure out which one to replace by swapping out one of the 2 parts for a new one as I try to carry both parts in stock for that purpose.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Jul 13, 2016


You have probably solved this by now but generally it will be replacement of either the bowl or the lid to solve it. The mechanism is not overly robust within the handle & lid, movement gets lost and it won't activate that switch just above the button panel.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 27, 2016


What lever on what model Kitchen Aid food processor are you trying to mend.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Oct 23, 2015


Kitchen Aid list them, it's on this page called blade, dough

http://www.kitchenaidpartsonline.com/modellookup/index/thirdstep/keyword/KFP600/model_no/KFP600WH/model_id/398686/diagram_id/10083552

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 25, 2015


Mine is older and works fine once I realized bowl has to be snapped into place before the cover and then the cover has to be locked in. This activates a small button at the base of the bowl that activates a safety switch.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


Have you checked the fue in the plug?
It could also be a broken inside the main sheath near the plug or the processor. That's if something inside has not gone faulty.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014


Brand new, take it back where you got it from then, no point fiddling about endangering your guarantee.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Oct 06, 2014


The closest I have seen recently - there is an auction for a complete KFP-700 with work bowl/lid intact on eBay right now:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kitchen-Aid-12-Cup-Food-Processor-model-KFP-700_W0QQitemZ150328616612QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSmall_Kitchen_Appliances_US

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Oct 04, 2014


The blade will be stuck on the shaft and both will be damaged and require replacement. With that knowledge you now understand that drilling a hole sideways through the blade cap isn't wrecking anything you are going to use again. You can then get something into the hole for leverage. Here in NZ blades are under $20 and motor shaft sleeve is about $5. If you don't replace the parts it will happen again.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014


The blade will be stuck on the shaft and both will be damaged and require replacement. With that knowledge you now understand that drilling a hole sideways through the blade cap isn't wrecking anything you are going to use again. You can then get something into the hole for leverage. Here in NZ blades are under $20 and motor shaft sleeve is about $5.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014


Remove bowl completely. Turn motor on and use something plastic to push in the little white button in that is just above the button control panel and normally hidden by the bowl base. If it goes then the problem will be either the working bowl or the lid. There are mechanisms in both that activate that micro switch, they can wear or break. Good luck figuring out which one it is as they are both as likely to be the faulty one.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014


I got the lid off by using a turkey-skewer (i.e., a long pin) to push down on the long white plastic piece, in the handle, just above the spring.
When you push it down far enough, you can twist the cover back over to the proper side.
(We think we created this situation ourselves by mistakenly twisting the cover into place clockwise, rather than counter-clockwise.)

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Mar 16, 2014


With the bowl off activate the safety switch and turn the machine on. If it runs you have a problem with the mechanisms in the lid or bowl that operate the safety switch.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014

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