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.

Unplug your food processor before starting any disassembly. Remove the small pusher by rotating it clockwise and lifting up. Remove the small pusher by rotating it clockwise and lifting up.
  • Unplug your food processor before starting any disassembly.

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

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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. Remove the lid from the bowl by turning it clockwise and lifting. Remove the lid from the bowl by turning it clockwise and lifting.
  • 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.
  • 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. Grab the handle and push clockwise. Lift up the bowl to remove it.
  • 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.
  • 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. Remove the two 13.0mm screws that hold down the casing with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.
  • 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. Remove the 13.0mm screw under each rubber foot with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.
  • 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. Lift off the back casing by raising it upward.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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