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Shredder won't stop when full

My shredder won't stop when full, and the light doesn't come on. I have cleaned the sensors, and blocked the beam, and the light won't come on. the board has been replaced once. thank you.

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Re: shredder won't stop when full

You more than likely have sensors that have burned out this can happen ecspeacially if you leave your shredder in the auto position all the time

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Unit will not stop


Dear Hal,
Here is some generic information about shredders that may help you.
Most of the shredders have a micro switch that "senses" if the paper has been introduced to the shredding slot. These micro switches are activated by a little arm/leveler that touches the paper and activates de contact inside the shredder housing. Also, note that some shredders may have an optical sensor that may be "clogged" with paper dust.
If you shredder does not stop, the sensor may be stuck in a on position, or, in case it has optical sensor may be detecting dust or a little piece of paper may be blocking the optical sensor and keeping the motor running.
I hope this gives you some light in further investigating your problem.
Good luck!
RC

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If this does not solve the problem goto
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