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Will Not Turn On - Food Processor

Possible Solution

Is the Food Processor Plugged In?

Ensure the chopper is plugged in. Check your outlet. If your food processor does not turn on, try another outlet and make sure the breaker has not tripped.

Is the Food Processor Assembled Correctly? 

The food processor work bowl and lid have a safety locking mechanism that must be properly assembled for the food processor to turn on. The most common reason for the food processor to not turn on is improper assembly. All parts may appear to be aligned, but it's important to assemble in the correct order to ensure success.

Depending upon which model you have, there may be different methods of assembly.

CLICK HERE for proper assembly instructions

CLICK HERE for troubleshooting and assembly for the Compact Food Processor


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