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We have a 5220S GBC Shredmaster and the cutting blades are all jammed with paper. Is there a way to remove the cutting blades in order to clear out the jam. We have tried about everything but cannot take the cutting blades out to clean them. Thanks.

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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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Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: GBC Shredmaster 3220S stopped taking paper in and makes a loud,

Myi shredder does the same thing so I removed the screws to see what was going on inside.

What happened is the fan tail that spins when the shredder is in operation and cools the motor had broken off. I got some gorilla glue, adhered the fan back on, then let it dry for 24 hours. Replaced the screws, turned on the shredder on it worked just fine. The loud grinding noise stopped and the shredder worked wonderfully. I am looking for a replacement part because I don't trust whether the glue maintains its hold when the motor heats up after excessive use . Darlene

Posted on Oct 22, 2011

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