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The sensor for auto start on my Ativa X1800 shredder is not working. Reverse is fine but no forward start

Can you replace the paper sensor for auto start on Ativa X1800 shredder?

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SOURCE: Need Ativa X1800 Shredder Parts

Hey check out this link they service all types of shredders hopefully they should be able to service yours.

http://www.factory-express.com/blog/2005/10/paper-shredder-parts.html

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Ativa shredder X1800 - shredder does not respond. green light present. Reverse works fine. I killed it with too much shredded paper.


Unplug it. Lift the shredder unit off the catch-bucket. Remove any paper caught in the blades. You may need needle-nose pliers to pull jammed paper out from between the cutters.

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Only goes in reverse when paper is inserted


Shredders have three settings
Manual forward
Manual reverse
Automatic

Better shredders also have sensors that turn on when paper is inserted. It sounds as if your is in reverse and auto start.

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The sheet detector may be malfunctioning. Your shredder may have to be cleaned to restore proper operation. Mine gets clogged periodically and has to have the bin removed so the entire shredder can be turned upside down to perform dental hygiene on the teeth. Paper shreds even get jammed in the spaces between the teeth. Flossing doesn't help!

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No power. Seems to be overloaded


Check the Power Ensure that the shredder top is firmly placed in the shredder basket if the unit will not operate. If the top is not in place the feeder will not work and accept any paper. Make sure it is firmly plugged into the wall outlet and that the outlet is active. Rest the Shredder Let the shredder cool down if the shredder has been running continuously for a long time. It may have overheated and needs to be left in the off position for at least 30 minutes to reset. Verify the basket is empty or not too full as that will cause the shredder to deactivate. Clear Paper Jam Rotate the shredder into "Auto" and reverse to loosen any paper jam that is stopping the gears. Pull out any papers that are sticking out from the shredder feeder. If there is no progress then unplug the shredder and remove the shredder top from the bin. Turn it upside down and use tweezers to free any paper that is blocking the gear. Auto Mode Not Working Select the "Auto" option and feed paper into the center of the feeder tray if the shredder is only working in reverse mode. The sensor is located in the middle of the feeder tray and could be blocked by jammed paper. Use an index card to firmly unblock any paper that could be blocking the sensor.

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Shredder won't shred. can't hear motor in the forward setting only in reverse


Silverfox007:

There is a paper sensor at the throat of the machine that turns the machine on when it is activated by the paper when the paper is inserted. Something has happened to that sensor. Unplug the machine and remove the shredder head from the basket. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws at the bottom of the shredder head and open the shredder head. Look where the paper is fed into the machine and you will see the sensor. It may be unplugged/wire broken/sensor flag broken off... You'll know what to do when you identify the problem.

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Have ativa dx1800u. It will move in reverse, but will not go forward to shred. Specifically, I will run in reverse and then when move to auto and place paper in, a sensor picks up paper going in and...


I work for Office Depot and the Ativa brand we get a lot back with this problem. It is a electrical problem in the sensor and all you can do is get a new shredder.

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I have an Ativa DX 180 du shredder that has no forward motion but does reverse. I've keep the blades well oiled so I am not sure of what the problem could be. Please advise.


My shredder was only running in reverse, and it would make a clicking sound when i fed in the paper in forward. The sensor was okay, so this is what i did. Obvisouly something is blown on the mother board, and i can't fix that. I switched the wires around that go to the motor from the mother board. They just unplug, and it can easily be switched. Now when you put it in reverse, reverse is forward. You have no sensor, but you can still use it. Not the right way to fix it, but it's a fix if you are going to trash it anyway.

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Need Ativa X1800 Shredder Parts


Hey check out this link they service all types of shredders hopefully they should be able to service yours.

http://www.factory-express.com/blog/2005/10/paper-shredder-parts.html

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The shredder will run in reverse but will not run foreward.


Inside the shredder there is a motor which is wired to run both forward and backward, the way it does this is to transfer the power from the switch to a couple of wires on the motor
The forward running motor will be linked to the auto start button which will tell it to work with the paper sensor.
When you select the Forward function the Auto Start is taken out of circuit and the Forward switch should supply the motor

After all of that I would say that the switch is open circuit on the Forward contact and needs replacing

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