Question about Quartet gbc ShredMaster 950S Strip-Cut Shredder
I was off work for a couple of days. When I returned I saw that someone had emptied the Shredmaster 950s. The bag frame was in backwards and the door ajar. Someone had broken the top hinge of the door. I saw that there was some paper jammed...I unjammed it, every bit of paper out. There was a piece of a large shelf tag with a sticky back that was in there. The plate on the bottom that senses the bin is full still seems to work. You can still close the door and make the magnets touch. The light goes on, but does not go forward or reverse. Help!
Though I only work with Fellowes shredders this sounds like a paper feed sensor issue. If your unit has a mechanical paper feed sensor you can try to jiggle it in and out to see if any paper may have become jammed behind switch. If the unit has an electronic sensor it may simply need to be cleaned with a Qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol.
If neither of these help your paper feed sensor or your pc board has gone bad and you will have to contact your manufacturer for further parts availability.
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
Most shredders use a little lever on the door itself to depress a switch on the shredder cabinet when it's closed. This acts as a secondary on/off switch to allow the motor to work when it's safe to do so.Look inside the cabinet with the door open (usually around the perimeter of the opening, towards the top) for a switched door catch, a "slot" with a metal strip exposed, a little box with a lever jutting out of one end of it, or similar. The "slot" type is used when a door mounted "finger" depresses into the slot upon closing, and the metal strip completes the circuit. Any of these different mechanisms may need to be readjusted, replaced, or usually is just jammed up with bits of loose paper that doesn't allow the switch to close all the way. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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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