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Intimus 280 shredder noise

The shredder has suddenly become much noisier, you can hear the cutting system slowing down after cutting paper.

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The 280 is notorious for buildup of paper in the cutting cylinders and strippers.
If you are technical, unplug from wall, disassemble top cover and clean all the debris. Check nylon strippers (white plastic) for damage.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009


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