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Our PowerShred C-220 was jammed - when we unjammed it, it no longer will shred automatically when paper is fed into it. It will shred continuously when we push the 'I' button and it will run in reverse and it will only stop when we push the 'O' button.

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  • msr1 Jan 08, 2009

    Do not remember our shredder becoming jammed but we have the same problem with ours. It runs continuously when turned on.

  • mjhapd Jan 15, 2009

    Ours won't run at all now. The motor hums,and the jam light comes on. No forward, no reverse - no nothing!

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SOURCE: PowerShred C-220 will not shred automatically

OK lets try.
You likely have a photo sensor that detects the paper and it is dirty.
It is likely covered with paper dust (hopefully only on the outside)
Locate the sensor and wipe it off or just wipe the entire throat area.
WITH MACHINE OFF
Hope this helps

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