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Shredder problem Hi I have a home paper shredder which has stopped working. The motor appears to be working and is very noisy, but there is no movement of the actual shredding parts. There is no paper stuck although when I have lifted the top of the shredder there is a noise of something moving inside the actual machinery (a staple (or two) possibly??) Also when I try pressing the reverse button (just to see if that would help) a blue fuzz of electricity is seen at the back so I have been scared to touch the shredder and have switched it off from the plug instead. I have tried the forward shredder button several times now but nothing has changed. Please advise on what I should do. Many thanks. S

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  • ktsheldon Nov 19, 2008

    My shredder seems to have stripped the forward gear. The shedders no longer rotate in forward, and the motor is very loud and seems to be rotating faster. The reverse still works.



    This happened when I fed too many sheets into it. It bogged at first and finally just stopped shedding.

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May I respectfully suggest that you do not attempt any repairs on anything that creates a "blue fuzz" of electricity.It is not worth the risk. I am a retired electrical engineer and over the years have developed a healthy respect for faulty electrical devices. Sparks anywhere near paper is a disaster waiting to happen

good luck

Loringh

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