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I have a cuisinart pro classic food processor, and even though bowl and top are locked in place, it will not start.

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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2010

    already did that. Motor works, but for some reason even with the assembly in locked place and should press the button down to work it is not.

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We fixed the same problem with the same Cuisinart DLC-10S, the problem was the white plastic switch on the work bowl - - it was placed above a short clear plastic partition which blocked the switch from pushing the plunger enough to start the motor. It came out of the box that way, bad quality control. I pushed the white plastic switch down over the partition and now the machine works, and the switch can push the pole down the amount needed to start the motor. Very sloppy packaging by Cuisinart. Now the appliance is working, so far. My wife still likes Cuisinart but I'm suggesting she look at other brands next time. The owners manual for this appliance is C*R*A*P and next to useless.

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On the processor look at the bowl and lid and see where they are supposed to engage the motor. If this is broken then that is the problem, find something to push on where the part of the the bowl and lid assembly would push, if it comes on then you have figured out the problem.

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2010

    well my only other suggestion is to open the appliance and hard wire it so that it comes on when you turn it on bypassing the need for the bowl or lid to trigger it to work. I have had to do this with a processor before. Or you can try taking it back depending on how old it is. Good luck.

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1. Remove the work bowl completely from the base
2. Plug the food processor in and turn it on
3. Use a pen to depress the dark grey/black button on the base – if it spins, proceed
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5. Place the lid on the workbowl with the tab slightly left of the center of the workbowl handle – slide the lid counterclockwise until it won’t slide any more
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1. Remove the work bowl completely from the base
2. Plug the food processor in and turn it on
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5. Place the lid on the workbowl with the tab slightly left of the center of the workbowl handle – slide the lid counterclockwise until it won’t slide any more
6. Place the pusher sleeve in the feeder tube of the lid with the lock facing the front of the food processor (may vary depending on model)
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