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Executive machines shredder EPS 1200X DOES NOT SHRED

The shredder has power and goes in reverse, but does not shred

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Check on the underside of the shredder, at the top of thespace where the cuttings box is, there are 2 sensors, at either end of theshredder blades. It sounds like these sensors could be either dirty, ordefective. Try to clean these with a cotton bud or similar. It may neednew sensors. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 05, 2011

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My shredder won't shred


If the motor will not run, then probably there's paper clogged in the shredder. Turn over the shredder, after unplugging the power cord, and remove the papers.

If the motor will run but not shredding any paper, then the drive gear has broken teeth. This is not usually worth fixing.
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On some shredders when both the forward and reverse LEDs are on it can indicate either a jam or a full receiver bag/ container (the area that the shredded paper is fed into).
Try the following steps:
  1. ) unplug the power
  2. ) open up the shredder (see 1 on diagram)
  3. ) empty out all the shredded paper (see 2 on diagram)
  4. ) check that the shredding jaws (both the entrance and exit) are clear of any shredded material (see 3 on diagram)
  5. ) put everything back together
  6. ) plug power cord back in
  7. ) force the shredder into reverse (see 4 on diagram)
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Hopefully you should hear your shredder motor running. If it is switch it to automatic and try shredding again

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My shredder worked fine but now when I turn on it does not stop running and does not shred paper ?


Most shredders will have a shred and a reverse setting. Is it running in reverse? Has the bin been emptied? With the power off, you can remove the bin and manually pull excess shredded paper jammed in the cutting heads -watch out, sharp metal . Once cleared run single sheets for the first minute to help clear rollers.

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Shredder goes 1/3 and stops has to be reversed the forward also paper comes out punched but unshredded


its the combination of plastic parts in the shredding device . the plastic tongs part craks off then the metal binds . paper builds up in that area .
its unlikely you can fix it .
youll put ur eye out trying.

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When you put paper in it starts to shred for about 1/4 inch then goes to reverse. No jams that I can see. Can run forward and reverse without paper with no problem. Sensor problem?


No mention of make or model however this holds true for all shredders.... especially if its a "cross-cut" shredder; put some shredder oil onto the cutting shafts where you insert the paper this will help get rid of some of the build-up that occurs due to the shredding process...also give the "eyes" in the middle of the "throat" a clan with a soft cloth( unplug the machine first or it will start to run and take your cloth in.) Occasionaly shrd a sheet of paper with some shredder oil poured directly onto the paper..this will help lubricate the cutting blades. Lastly...only shred up to about 70% of the rated cpacity..this will result in fewer jams an longer machine life.

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Shreds in reverse only


I think there is a shredded buildup on the bottom. Unlpug the device ... turn it over and clear out the residue you will find there.

Sometimes I find the addition of shredder oil during the shredding process helps to eliminate this problem. Get the oil where shredders are sold.

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MY shredder isn't shredding paper it goes in reverse though


Try cleaning the "eyes" in the centre where you put the paper in.... if that dosn't fix it you may have blown the pcb inside and will have to call the manufacturer for parts.

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You dont say make or model so...get some shredder oil into the cutting teeth where you insert the paper...especially if its a x-cut shredder..make sure once in a while you shred a piece of paper with some of the oil poured onto the paper for lubrication of the cutting blades.

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The plastic reverse pushbutton over the soft touch keypad is broken/stuck in or down causing this problem. A new pushbutton cover is needed. How are the Forward and Stop buttons?

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My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in it


Shredder drive gear is probably shredded - hard part to find or replace usually. Could mean a new shredder;-(

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