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Why are my food processor’s blades not spinning?The blades on my food processor don’t spin and it sounds like the motor is starting, but it doesn’t start or spin.
Answer to: Why do the blades spin much slower than they used to?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.