Introduction

The safety switch keeps the food processor's blades from accidentally spinning while the device is on. A broken safety feature is potentially harmful. Removing and replacing this component requires soldering. Check out this soldering guide for instructions.

  1. Unplug your food processor before starting any disassembly.
    • Unplug your food processor before starting any disassembly.

    • Remove the small pusher by rotating it clockwise and lifting up.

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  2. Remove the large pusher by grabbing its sides and pulling up.
    • Remove the large pusher by grabbing its sides and pulling up.

    • There may be a clicking sound from the safety feature being disengaged in this step.

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    • Remove the lid from the bowl by turning it clockwise and lifting.

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    • Take out the blades by grabbing the plastic center piece and lifting up.

    • Avoid contact with blades as they are extremely sharp.

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    • Position the handle of the bowl so that it is on your left.

    • Grab the handle and push clockwise. Lift up the bowl to remove it.

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    • Turn the food processor's base upside down by lifting it up and turning it over.

    • Position the base so that the on and pulse buttons are facing you.

    • Place the base on top of the food processor's bowl to keep the base from wobbling while you work on it.

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    • Remove the two 13.0mm screws that hold down the casing with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

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    • Lift up the front left and the back right rubber feet by pulling back the rubber with your fingers.

    • Remove the 13.0mm screw under each rubber foot with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

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    • Lift off the back casing by raising it upward.

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    • Orient the device so that the power cord is facing you.

    • Remove the two 10.0mm screws that hold down the safety switch with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

    • Pull up on the safety switch with your hands to lift it out of the casing.

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    • Slide the plastic covering off of the brown wire connection to the safety switch by pulling gently.

    • Use a soldering iron to remove the solder from the safety switch for the white, brown and orange wires.

    • Follow this soldering guide for help with desoldering.

    • Remove the safety switch once all of the wires are desoldered.

    • For reassembly, you will need to solder the white, brown, and orange wire to the new connections.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Clear, precise instructions and great pics. This isn’t a difficult fix at all though, I would say it’s about a 4. The only reason I say that, is when people see a DIY labeled difficult, they tend to think it’s over their head, when many times it isn’t. One thing I would have like to see is what each of those wires do, because knowing that would ensure I don’t attach the wrong wire to the wrong part of the switch; or, like what I did, is drop the safety switch, and have all the little pieces come out of the plastic container.

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