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Jul 28, 2009 09:57 AM

Cuisinart Missing Serial Number

I have a 6 month old 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor with a broken cover. It was a wedding gift purchased through Crate and Barrel. I called Cuisinart up to request a replacement cover and, when they asked for the serial number from the bottom of my machine, I discovered that I don't have one. There is nothing etched onto the bottom of the machine. There is a sticker with a five digit code, but they said that number cannot be a serial number for a food processor.

I don't want to pay $40 ($32 plus $8 shipping) for a new cover.

Going through my files, I found a note I jotted to myself: Cuisinart CHH 80117. It's almost definitely a code related to registering the FP. However, before I call them up and pretend to be reading this code from the bottom of my machine, I'd like to make it's actually a serial number for a FP, if that makes sense.

Can someone with a 14 cup Cuisinart FP, model number DFP-14BCN look at their serial number and let me know if it resembles 80117?

Or--is anyone else missing a serial number?

Thank you so much.


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  1. Hi Claire

    I just checked the bottom of mine - it's a different model but I checked mine for a serial number. It's not easy to see. My FP has a silver stick-on label with a model number. Also there is an "IMPORTANT" message moulded into the plastic. Additionally there is a a tiny number which has been 'hand-stamped' into the base. This I suspect is the serial number. If you are of a certain age you will certainly need reading glasses to see it. The number (on mine) is on the bottom between the the 'important' message and the axis of the shaft. For this 10 cup model it has the form:

    40302 E X

    Just check again to see if yours is similar. Note that the cover has its own model number just under the lock switch. In my case this is DLC118BGTX