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PowerShred C-220 will not shred automatically

Our shredder became jammed. When we unclogged it - it will no longer shred automatically when paper is fed into it. If we push the 'I' button it will run and shred continuously until we push the 'O' button to stop it. It will also run in reverse.

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  • kseivert Mar 30, 2009

    The trash light is always on, even if there is nothing in there. Which in turn will not shred automatically. I can't find where the sensor is on the shredder to "clean up".

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Please help!

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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

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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