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Shredder Shark SH8CDCC paper shredder won't power on when plugged in

When unit is plugged in, no green light, no movement on any setting (On/Auto, Off, or Reverse). Not clogged that I can see. Bin is empty. Was working fine, but haven't used it in a few months. Any solutions?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Check for stuck paper and remove if any. Then check if motor is ok with a multimeter and also main switch.

Posted on May 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Paper Shredder will not shut off when in auto mode

if you answer no to the following question, then I do know your solution: Q: When you unplug the unit immediately after your action of "When those paper complete the shredder does not turn off."...and then plug it back in, does the shredder STILL continue to operate? if no, then the solution is to disassemble the feeder unit and manually unclog the paper sensor.

Posted on Jun 14, 2007

PORRATEC
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SOURCE: working great until i emptied it now nothing is working

There is a sensor at the back, you can only see a small slot with a little piece of metal, the actuator, that when the top section, the shredder, is in its rigt place in contact with the box will function.
GOOD LUCK.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Tech Solutions shredder Only powers in reverse w/ green light

Their are sensors on top and bottom of cutter asm. Good chance one or more are dirty, blocked with paper shreds or just bad. Clean with compressed air and lightly moistened cotton swab.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Ativa X1000 paper shredder that doesn't turn on

took the shredder section apart, cleaned out the gears of paper and a broken mount (plastic piece), and hand turned the electric motor to free it up. After assembly, the ready light works and so does the FWD/REV directions for shredding.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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