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Shredder motor seems jammed

Shredder will manually run in reverse. When I try to run in forward, the motor grinds and seems to be jammed. I cleaned the shredder and can find no material jammed. When running in reverse, there is a loud clicking sound.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Model #PSC112 Shredder will not work in the forward position...motor runs but goes in reverse

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    shredder won't go forward, only in reverse.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    unit shuts off

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    shredder makes a funny noise and now wont feed the paper. You can push the reverse button and it sounds normal but if you push forward it makes a grinding noise

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Found a fuse inside shredder. Could this be the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The power is on and it reverse but it it doesn't rotate forward.

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Must disassemble feeder unit and visual check for jam. The debris may be a part of the shredder that has broken off.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

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The teeth on the plastic gear that turns the massive metal gears that turn the shredder teeth is probably stripped and needs to be replaced, if you can find the part.

Posted on Jul 01, 2007

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Caution: Never use flammable synthetic oil, petroleum-based, or aerosol lubricants to oil the cutting blades. Some agents may combust, causing serious injury. NEVER USE WD40.

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