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Food processor blade is stuck

Posted by suzyqtexas (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 16, 12 at 18:33

I have a 2 year old 12 cup Kitchen Aid food processor and the blade attachment is stuck on the stem and won't come off. Anyone have a solution??

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RE: Food processor blade is stuck

Try pulling up onthe entire mechanism, including the bowl. Be firm!

RE: Food processor blade is stuck

You're talking about the motor stem, right?

Is the bowl seated correctly? Have you tried making sure it's properly locked in place?

When you say it's "stuck", is that in a clean, empty bowl? In food? Just from the cupboard?

If you think it was seated right and now just won't come off, try some man power. Lacking that, put on some heavy gloves or oven mitts to protect your hands if it lets go too quickly, use something grippy to grasp the knife housing, brace the unit really well, and pull!

If that doesn't work, or if you think it's glued on with food, try really hot water. Not only will it loosen whatever food/glue is there, it'll expand the housing and the air between it and the spindle, and should make it easier to pull off. Again, protect your hands and as much as possible pull away from your body.

Good luck.

RE: Food processor blade is stuck

Thanks for the tip! Used hot water in the bowl to loosen the food stuck underneath the blade, and it came right out!!!!

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