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Noisey Shredder Hi there! My shredder makes a noise whenever i am shredding. Can u please tell me what could possibly be causing that?

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  • fixbob Nov 05, 2007

    I have two of your (Model E160107 CCS/5000 SHREDDERS) both areidentical.

    When I turn them on they squeal.

    I have oiled then but they still squeal. Can you tell me how to fix then, or the price for the parts??


  • HelptheYMCA Dec 07, 2007

    I own a CCS5000 that is very noisy and locks up after shredding one/two pieces of paper. Is there any hope for this machine? I've tried oil and cleaning . . . it still doesn't work. Help.

  • golfman16 May 22, 2009

    Tried oiling and cleaning. Neither worked. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    won't shred. keeps on making noise but paper doesn't exit



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Have you oiled the blades? When was the last time it was serviced? There is an awful lot of paper shredds inside the unit. Motor bearings need lubrication. Gears need grease, etc. Put about a dozen drops of light oil directly down into the cutter left to right every half inch. I have used vegetable oil in a pinch.

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