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Pin dislodged in handle

Pin dislodged in bowl handle

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The bowl is a one piece item, not able to be pulled apart and with no parts available for it apart from a complete bowl. The pin will not be just dislodged, it will be broken off from where it belongs.

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I am a chef and in a commercial kitchen, home type processors last 15 months to 2 years max.

Even if you find the problem your problem will be finding spares unless it is a top brand.

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