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Shredder Problem The paper sensor switch on my Tech Solutions TS4500 is not working properly. In order to get the paper to shred, I have to press the switch all the way in with a pencil while the paper is being shredded. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks.

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  • gassed Dec 07, 2007

    We can not get shredder to shred in pulling in paper, must reverse switch and then push to forward will shred a page in about three tries. Have not attempted to fix but ready to trash.

  • Fife Dec 09, 2007

    Same problem as above two. I've tried to take the thing apart, but it WON'T come apart.

  • Gary de Sesa Feb 28, 2008

    Yes, replace the paper sensor switch. But how? Is there some contact information for the company or for repair?

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    Shredder will not shred. Shredder jammed and when I put shredder into reverse it stopped working. If I push in the switch on the underside the machine works in forward and for a few seconds in reverse. Is there any way to keep the switch on? Tech Solution TS-4500 Paper Shredde



    Jacquie

  • JPJOHNNY May 04, 2008

    As it turns out, tonight I found there is a SEVENTH screw in order to get at everything. The screw on my unit was hidden under the serial number decal. I did not know it was there, so out of frustration an dnot being able to get things apart to unjam them of paper shreds, I muscled it apart, and in the process broke the on/off switch, yada yada.



    Trying to take it apart, beware the hidden screw under decal.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    the shredder works only in reverse.

    the interlock switch is working.

    the problem seems to be the paper sensor

  • retiredtucso Aug 10, 2008

    Same problem. The start trigger has to be pushed with something thick to activate it. Up to five sheets won't activate it.

  • cdur2110 Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem, only I use an old kitchen knife to press in the paper sensor..........

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Only works in reverse

  • orders3314 Apr 22, 2009

    Where can I get a paper sensor switch or find someone who can replace it. I haven't had success finding the Tech Solution web site.

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