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Machine will not accept papers

I tried to shred 1 sheet and the motor runs like it is going to take it but only makes shred marks on the edge and will not accept the paper in. Can you tell me what I can do to fix this as it is very frustrating.

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Cathy

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  • dle_61554 Jan 24, 2009

    We have same problem with ours; we were careful to stop shredding if motor gets warm and shuts off. Now it won't take 1 piece of paper; feels like a gear or something that pulls paper into shredder is jammed. We took the top off to get all loose shreds out of the blades. It will go into reverse, though.

  • ralbucking88 Feb 09, 2009

    Same problem. Won't accept paper beyond the edge. It starts, then appears to freeze. Reverse will kick the paper out, but once the paper is out, the reverse action continues until I switch it off.

  • anthonyzig May 11, 2010

    Cathy, is this shredder a crosscut or stripcut machine?

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The problem is the acrylic gear that runs directly off the motor. The threads on it are small, so it easily gets stripped. The engine can grab it better in reverse, since that side of the gears isn't rounded off. That gear needs to be replaced. I'm looking for a replacement short of exchanging it for a new one at target.
This post looks promising:
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