20 Most Recent Cuisinart DFP-11 Deluxe Food Processor Questions & Answers

Put the work bowl, lid, and pusher on one piece at a time - handle of work bowl faces the front of the food processor, hollow feed tube faces the back, and the sliding lock switch on pusher sleeve faces the front. Should turn on.

If it doesn't, test the motor - remove the work bowl and other parts completely. Plug the base in and turn it on, and use a pen to push in the dark grey or black button on top of the base - if it spins, the motor is still good - you may just need a replacement part. If it doesn't make a sound, it needs to be sent in to Cuisinart for repair.

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on May 02, 2019

All Cuisnarts have an interlock rod built in to the bowl assembly.
Make sure the bowl is positioned on the motor base correctly, and the actuator in the lid that pushes the interlock rod down is not bromen or damaged. If it is intact and working correctly, then check the switch it pushes on, or the main power switch.

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Jun 16, 2014

You can get the Motor Shaft Covers for most if not all Cuisinart models from their customer service. They are not shown on the web under parts, but if you call them, they can help you get the right part. Just have your model # ready. For many, the part is $3 plus shipping and handling.

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Dec 10, 2012

If it is in warranty, it can be sent to Cuisinart for repair. If it is out-of-warranty, it will cost more than a new food processor to repair.

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Oct 20, 2012

here is the manual online


Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011

check to make sure micro switch is engaged, will not turn on because of safety switch . if overloaded the thermal fuse has blown inside the machine. check to see if you have voltage , you may need a voltage test meter too and tools

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Mar 14, 2010

Make sure it is unplugged !!! If you have a blade tool, Rotate the motor several times in direction of normal rotation. Then all clear, plug it in and see how that does. Repeat if necessary. Sometimes the brushes in the motor are seated and turning the motor helps the realignment. mAKE SURE TO UNPLUG IT!!!! Ned

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Oct 31, 2009

You can download the user manual for the DFP-11 from
Click on the "download user manual" hypertext link on the right under the processor picture. You need to have Adobe Reader loaded to be able to read the manual.
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Oct 22, 2009

Removing a Cuisinart Food Processor Work Bowl
You have to remove the pusher first by twisting it off. Then press the sides of the pusher sleeve inward and slide the sleeve up and out of place. Then twist off the lid - all twisting on these food processors works either clockwise or counterlcokwise - not both. Then twist the work bowl to the left (clockwise). Voila!

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The manual is available on Cuisinart's website

Cuisinart DFP-11... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009

A Food Processor? They aren't supposed to run with no bowl and lid!

It sounds like you have the lid on wrong. There is a tab on the lid that has to slot into the safety switch on the bowl. There is a plastic tube on the side of the bowl that has a rod that pushes into the switch in the base. Usually you are half a turn or a third of a turn out of kilter.

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