I mentioned the processor dying in the last post. Not to be undone by a piece of equipment that HAS to be simpler than what I tackle every day at work (not to mention I'm stupid and enjoying tearing into things with absolutely zero knowledge of them), I decided to take it apart and check it out.
Gathering my arsenal of "Implements of Destruction" (starting to sound a little like a Thanksgiving song by Arlo Guthie), I prepared for battle and tore into the processor.
For a high-end, high-tech (supposedly) piece of culinary equipment, the insides were minimal (beautiful use of the K.I.S.S. methodology); just two capacitors, a safety lock-out relay, an auto-stop relay (momentarily reverses the motor to stop it instantly), a "momentary/locked-on" switch for the control paddles, some wire, and one HUGE motor. I almost felt insulted that such a simple device was almost a show stopper (not).
After tearing it apart and checking everything out, I found no problems...other than my sanity, and put it all back together. Then I plugged it in and grabbed the rest of the assembly to test drive it. Worked like a champ. About the only thing I could figure happened was, the "safety lock-out" pin on the processing bowl didn't get driven down all the way to make contact and engage the relay. Hence, no "clicky", no worky.
So, for a lot of work with no actual gain, we have our processor back. Beats buying a new one. Priced a good one lately?