The Cuisinart DFP-14BCN is a custom food processor with a 14-cup bowl and a brushed stainless steel finish.

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Why do the blades spin much slower than they used to?

The blades on my food processor are spinning much slower than they used to when I press the on or pulse button. Sometimes, the blades barely spin but the machine makes a humming noise. Is there a way I can get the blades to have more power again?

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If your machine is not jammed by food, the most likely cause of your problem is the food processor’s capacitor. The capacitor provides power to the motor for it to start spinning.

One sign of a bad capacitor is, as you mentioned, the motor making a humming noise. Another sign would be if the drive shaft spins easily by hand but the motor stalls when turned on.

You will need to simply replace the capacitor inside of your machine. Refer to the Cuisinart DFP -14BCN troubleshooting page for more information.

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Sounds like the connection between the blades & the motor is worn. Separate the driven blades part from the driving motor part. Look at both the driving & the driven parts of that connection for wear & breakage. If there are broken/missing/severely worn parts of either connection, replace them. You may have to get a whole new section with the motor or a whole new section with the blades, if not both. If they both need replacement, just get another Cuisinart.

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