Don't throw out your Cuisinart-Keurig SS-700 if the switch is broke.
Would you pay $1.84 to fix it? Cuisinart does NOT carry the #1 part most likely to fail, the on-off rocker switch. Most of the parts they do carry you'd only need if you were careless and broke the item, but the switch gets daily use and these snap-in switches are not made to last to begin with. The switch is not listed on their web site and if you call they will tell you it's time for you to buy a new machine. If you are a handyman to the extent of having a solder iron and a Phillips screwdriver then the switch can be bought from a commercial electric/electronics supply house. The shipping costs seven times more than the switch, and much more if you want air freight. The switch itself is $1.84. It's a medium task and will take about 30 minutes tops. The most time taken was 7 days waiting for the normal shipment to arrive. It's PN 15N8920 from Newark Element14 @ "https://www.newark.com/". They are a wholesaler and I didn't volunteer that I wasn't a contractor or business. In the online order form when it asked for company I filled in "Retired" and I answered all the other application form questions they had so I could return there again I needed something they carried. Their form didn't ask if I was a re-seller and my answer would have been "no" but if it had gone down that rabbit hole I may not have been able to order. In my order I bought two of the switches; by the time my SS-700 fails and needs another switch I'll probably be glad I bought the backup. For Cuisinart not to carry that switch is planned obsolescence IMHO. Yes, a homeowner who is not handy with some basic tools might be unable, but even a small town repair business might not go through the trouble I did because they'd have to pay and pass along to you the $20 (90% for shipping)for the part, and by the time they add on a reasonable charge for labor your bill would probably be $70-$90. Facing that amount you might think buying a new one is best for you, you'd get all new, the latest, including a warranty. Imagine if an Ace Hardware or Home Depot carried that switch (I looked), I'd have had it working the same day. Keurig could buy a higher quality switch to manufacture with, but there's more revenue for them going the way they are now, and this planned obsolescence every product maker uses puts more permanent waste in our landfills.,
on Dec 20, 2018 | Cuisinart Food Processors