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Cuisinart DLC-7--blade stuck--cannot remove from bowl.

Cuisinart DLC-7--plastic sheath on metal shaft was loose before using. Inserted blade and after making a batchof food, blade will not come off.
I allowed it to cool, but still cannot remove blade.

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First off, is it a BLADE that's stuck, or a DISC?
If it's a disc, and the disc is blocking your access to the center post, put a ziploc baggie full of ice on top of the disc (right in the middle) and let it sit for about half an hour. That should shrink the plastic enough to pop it out.

If it's a blade, you can try the ice trick, or you can try Pam (or another food grade cooking spray) to loosen it up, and then just try to take the workbowl off like you usually would (aka, DO NOT grab the blade, or you'll risk cutting yourself--you can just pull up on the bowl, and the blade should pop off.

If you need further help, you can always contact Cuisinart--their phone number (according to their website, www.cuisinart.com ) is 1 800 726 0190



Good luck! :)

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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