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Introduction

This guide's purpose is to show you how to remove the switch from this type of food processor.

Parts

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  1. Remove the four screws (circled in red) out of the bottom of the processor using a Philips #2 Screwdriver.
    • Remove the four screws (circled in red) out of the bottom of the processor using a Philips #2 Screwdriver.

  2. Remove the bottom casing of the food processor and set aside.
    • Remove the bottom casing of the food processor and set aside.

  3. Remove the four screws (circled in red) holding the switch down.
    • Remove the four screws (circled in red) holding the switch down.

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  5. Carefully pull the switch out of the device.
    • Carefully pull the switch out of the device.

    • This step may take some time.

  6. Remove the two screws from the switch (circled in red) attached by wires.
    • Remove the two screws from the switch (circled in red) attached by wires.

  7. Remove the component (shown by the arrow in the picture to the left) attached to wires from the switch.
    • Remove the component (shown by the arrow in the picture to the left) attached to wires from the switch.

  8. Carefully remove and replace the switch, now that the wires are detached.
    • Carefully remove and replace the switch, now that the wires are detached.

Conclusion

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

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Riley Carns

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5 Comments

Thanks for the guide. Where did you get the replacement switch? Thanks

Fran Fedoroff - Reply

Hey Riley,

Looks good, but where do I buy a replacement switch?

Margaret Mealia - Reply

Yes, where does one buy a switch?

Lori Girard - Reply

I recently disassembled my 25+ year old dcl10plus after no parts sites showed a “switch” before finding this website posting.

Turns out (as is clear in the posting) the actual electrical part of switch is not some fancy gizmo but a simple micro switch in a fancy gizmo.

The original is no longer made and is actually a very plain Jane switch. I found many expensive replacements that were typically $3-5 plus $7-8 shipping. A friend suggested checking banggood and found them sold in lots of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 starting at about $1.50 including shipping but switch had additional “roller arm” which I assumed would just pop out. I order the two pack at $1.88.

The banggood search id on the item is 944612. I actually had to use a small hack saw to cut the arm as it didn’t pop out. Mine was a DCL10p the switch may vary in other models so disassemble before ordering. Also beware if you look at other sites … there are two sizes of electrical lugs that I saw on this size switch … this is the smaller one (match yours to banggod picture).

Terry Schwarz - Reply

I am hoping to find not the microswitch, but the plastic lever. How would you go about finding a replacement for that? Ours broke and we can turn the Cuisanart on/off by jamming a wooden spoon in there. There must be a better replacement though…

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