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Shredder runs in reverse

GBC shredmaster 1676S runs only in reverse regardless of which switch (forward or reverse) is pushed.

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fellowesrep
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SOURCE: Hello, I have a GBC Shredmaster 6120S

Though I only work with Fellowes shredders this sounds like a paper feed sensor issue. If your unit has a mechanical paper feed sensor you can try to jiggle it in and out to see if any paper may have become jammed behind switch. If the unit has an electronic sensor it may simply need to be cleaned with a Qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol.
If neither of these help your paper feed sensor or your pc board has gone bad and you will have to contact your manufacturer for further parts availability.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

fellowesrep
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SOURCE: Shredder not working

Though I only work with Fellowes shredders this sounds like a paper feed sensor issue. If your unit has a mechanical paper feed sensor you can try to jiggle it in and out to see if any paper may have become jammed behind switch. If the unit has an electronic sensor it may simply need to be cleaned with a Qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol. Sensor is usually located in the center of the paper feed opening.
If neither of these help your paper feed sensor or your pc1.gif board has gone bad and you will have to contact your manufacturer for further parts availability.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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SOURCE: I HAVE A MODEL SPL-1506X PAPER SHREDDER, YOU HEAR

The optics are OK!
There is a small electromagnetic sensor on the cuttershaft which senses the input load.
I could be maladjusted or defective.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

t_vinson57
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SOURCE: GBC SHREDMASTER 4220S

This is how a got my hard to fine gear!

Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: How to fix a stuck shredder

get a pair of needle nose pliers and pull the jammed paper out. (you may need to figure out how to pop off the top cover to get better access to the blades)

Posted on May 27, 2009

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