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Get in touch with Kitchen Aid, that should not be happening.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Feb 28, 2014

The motor shaft sleeve and spindle will need to be replaced, once this jamming has happened it becomes ongoing if you do not replace those inexpensive parts. You need to wrap some webbing tightly around the spindle attach the other end to something very solid (like a fence post) and then accelerate the motor part rapidly away from the post. Hold onto the motor very firmly or it will land on the ground.The webbing tightens instantly when it runs out of slack and the spindle will come off. Then you need to remove the motor shaft sleeve in a similar manner, I drill a hole in the end and use a shackle and chain attached to the post for that one. I use the leg of my workshop bench, most folks will not have a solid heavy bench like mine. If that sounds too hard just take it to your local K/A service agent, they will have done it many times.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013

Take it in and get it fixed, a Kitchen Aid service person will have done plenty. Once you get it off that's not the end of it, there will be damage that will only cause it to happen again. New motor shaft sleeve and the piece that's stuck. Here in NZ they are not worth much so it's never an expensive job to do it properly.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013

You just have to force it out, there is no magic. Sit down, put the lid between your knees and thump it out with the handle end of a hammer.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013

Dough is normally water soluble. Try soaking it in water for a several days up to a week. Then try prying it loose.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Aug 23, 2013

I just bought one too having the same problem. Please advise me if you got a solution

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on May 10, 2013

This sounds like an issue relating with the assembly of the machine. The motor is definitely getting power if the indicator is lit. However, Kitchenaid food processors are designed (as a safety feature) to remain unengaged if the unit is not assembled in such a way. Here is the proper assembly:

Please disassemble the unit. This means: removing the blade, removing the work bowl, the work bowl cover, and unplugging the unit.

Starting with the work bowl: place the handle at the 9 o'clock position, which is out to the left. Rotate downward to the 6 o'clock position until it locks in, centered over the button panel.

Repeat the process with the work bowl lid.

Depending on which food processor you have, you may need the feed tube pusher depressed at least half way down the feed tube.

Plug in the unit. The blade does not have be installed for unit it to work at this point, assuming everything is assembled properly and the motor is functioning. The motor should now be working.

KitchenAid Food... | Answered on Nov 23, 2012

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