Re: working great until i emptied it now nothing is...
There is a sensor at the back, you can only see a small slot with a little piece of metal, the actuator, that when the top section, the shredder, is in its rigt place in contact with the box will function.
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Most models: 1) unplug, 2) put something down to collect paper bits, 3) lift up the shredder top unit off the bin, 4) empty the bin, 5) try and pull out any paper from the shredder top using tweezers - first remove paper that has not fed through by pulling it back out.
Often if the bin is overfull the shredder gets clogged and won't work or beeps. When unplugged, you have to carefully remove all the bits of paper from the teeth to unjam the two rows of teeth. Remedy is to frequently empty the bin.
Sounds like the bin might be over full. Switch machine off. Remove top section, or open door, Empty bin. Look at shredder blades to make sure nothing is stuck in them. When sure blades are clear put back together and then switch on.
Yes it is probably "over-full".... you will just have to try to somehow get it open a little and start to fish out the paper without breaking the waste bin....it has to be emptied more frequently, there is no "bin-full" indicator.
Try tilting the shredder forwards and pull the waste bin out as much as you can...you may have to reach in to try to pull some of the "compacted" paper out of the waste bin...once you remove some of the paper then the waste bin should slide out more freely. This may make a bit of a mess while fishing out the paper.
You have probably got the bin so full it is stuck/jammed full of paper and you now can't remove it...this is a "consumer" model machine and to keep cost low they do not provide a "bag-full" light on the panel...you should regularly empty the bin so that the shredded paper does not totally jam the bin and in extreme cases then get caught back up into the cutting machanism and blow the pcb inside the machine...check your "users" instructions to remove the bin.
Apparently this shredder keeps going until the bin is so full you can't open it easily. That is the problem we had with ours. After unplugging the unit, I pulled the bin back and forth using the front recessed handle until I could squeeze my hand in there. I wasn't too forceful fearing I would break the front door....and this took several minutes to accomplish. I grabbed as much paper as I could....espically the compacted mass in the top section. Eventually I was able to fully open the door and clean out the bin. Hope that helps.
I had the same problem. I have a solution but I do not recommend this unless you have technical experience with repairing electrical appliances. I took the back cover of the main shredder unit to expose the wiring (there are 7 screws in total). The bin full sensor has a blue, green, and red connected to it. I clipped the blue wire to defeat the Bin Full error. You can look through the plastic window to check that the bin is full.