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Broken.... opened up my PS026 Movitech 6 sheet paper shredded to find one of the plastic gear assemblies totally stripped. I'd love to fix it if you can point me how to get a part for it?

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  • hfeldman340 Jan 13, 2009

    I have tried cleaning it many times, It only goes backwards, but sometimes it will go forward for a short time.
    Can I get the phone # of the mfr so that I can call them?

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This is how a got my hard to fine gear!

Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

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