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Random Running I've had this PS80c@ for about 6 months and have used it very litte, about two binfuls worth. About two weeks ago, it started running all by itself with no paper in the feedslot nor help from me. I cleaned the sensor and the paper caught in the shred heads. I turned it on, put it in stand-by and, in the middle of the night, was awakened by the shredder running. This is scary and dangerous. The next day,I oiled the shredder blades and cleaned the sensor again and turned it back on and shredded a few pieces of junk mail and left it in stand-by and started watching TV. About an hour later I heard the thing running as if a ghost started the thing up. Well, this was the last straw and I umplugged it for good and sent an email to Fellows website describing what had happened. I haven't heard from them yet but it's been only a day since I sent it. Has anyone had any trouble close to this? What did Fellows have to say about it? For me, what I spent on this product is quite alot but I need a product that is safe and can take care of all this confounded junk mail. It is truly amazing how the junk mail people ratchet up the thickness of their mail pieces knowing that people like me shred their junk and they mail thicker and thicker mailings. It's kinda like spy vs spy and where it will stop, I do not know. Maybe an acid bath for all that crap is what I will need. Help!

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Sounds like a malfunctioning input sensor

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