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Small strip of sticky paper stuck in shredder opening so the shredder runs continuously. How can I correct this?

Is there a way to open the shredder?

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Plain and simple you will have to get that paper out by any means necessary. Long tweezers, needle nose, knitting needle, vacuum....etc. Unplug while you are doing that.

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Hello. These automatic shredders are so handy. You put a piece of paper [or two...


Hello. These automatic shredders are so handy. You put a piece of paper [or two or three] in the paper entry area and it automatically turns on...........how convenient.................BUT eventually, most of us run into the situation where the @#$%^ thing won't automatically turn off..........and then it seems like we either unplug it every time, or start shopping for a replacement.

NO LONGER......Read on.......In most instances, a shredder that continuously runs isn't broken, it merely needs some TLC. Most shredders, contain two tiny sensors near the paper entry area. These sensors are designed to shoot signals back and forth enabling the shredder to turn itself on when paper enters the machine. After the paper has made it through, the sensors then tell the machine to shut off.

Sometimes these sensors can malfunction. This can happen when oil, paper dust, or debris covers the sensors. Covered-up sensors essentially tell the shredder that paper is entering it, thus causing it to continuously run. While this problem can occur in both cross- and strip-cut machines, it tends to happen more often in cross-cut units because those units are oiled more frequently and create more paper dust than strip cut units.

THE FIX: wipe the debris or oil or ink off the sensors. Here's how to do it:

1. Unplug your shredder and look for the sensors in the paper entry area. In the center of the opening, there will be two things that look like marbles - these are what you're looking for. (Please note - if your shredder has a safety flap over the cutting mechanism, you may have to lift it to find the sensors.)

2. After you've found the sensors, use a slightly damp cotton ball or Q-tip to clear away any oil or paper dust. You can use a small pair of needle-nose pliers or tweezers to clear away any large chunks of debris.

If your machine is a model that lacks the electronic sensors - such as a smaller deskside shredder designed for home use - you can still fix the problem on your own because those machines have mechanical sensors. These are also located in the middle of the paper entry and they look like small plastic dividers. (In most of these models, the sensors are white, but they could also be gray or black.) The sensors are depressed when paper enters the machine, which causes it to start shredding. Once the paper is gone, the machine stops.

1. Sometimes bits of paper can weigh down on the sensors, thus causing the machine to run non-stop. But it's easy to clear up this problem by doing the following:

2. Unplug the shredder and locate the sensors.

Remove any debris. Use tweezers or pliers, if necessary, but be careful to not press down too hard on the sensors to avoid damaging them.


Once again, after you remove the debris, plug your machine back in and you should be up and running.

Happy shredding everyone!

on Feb 25, 2010 | Baby Care

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HELP - MY SHREDDER WILL NOT TURN OFF!


Hello. These automatic shredders are so handy. You put a piece of paper [or two or three] in the paper entry area and it automatically turns on...........how convenient.................BUT eventually, most of us run into the situation where the @#$%^ thing won't automatically turn off..........and then it seems like we either unplug it every time, or start shopping for a replacement.

NO LONGER......Read on.......In most instances, a shredder that continuously runs isn't broken, it merely needs some TLC. Most shredders, contain two tiny sensors near the paper entry area. These sensors are designed to shoot signals back and forth enabling the shredder to turn itself on when paper enters the machine. After the paper has made it through, the sensors then tell the machine to shut off.

Sometimes these sensors can malfunction. This can happen when oil, paper dust, or debris covers the sensors. Covered-up sensors essentially tell the shredder that paper is entering it, thus causing it to continuously run. While this problem can occur in both cross- and strip-cut machines, it tends to happen more often in cross-cut units because those units are oiled more frequently and create more paper dust than strip cut units.

THE FIX: wipe the debris or oil or ink off the sensors. Here's how to do it:

1. Unplug your shredder and look for the sensors in the paper entry area. In the center of the opening, there will be two things that look like marbles - these are what you're looking for. (Please note - if your shredder has a safety flap over the cutting mechanism, you may have to lift it to find the sensors.)

2. After you've found the sensors, use a slightly damp cotton ball or Q-tip to clear away any oil or paper dust. You can use a small pair of needle-nose pliers or tweezers to clear away any large chunks of debris.

If your machine is a model that lacks the electronic sensors - such as a smaller deskside shredder designed for home use - you can still fix the problem on your own because those machines have mechanical sensors. These are also located in the middle of the paper entry and they look like small plastic dividers. (In most of these models, the sensors are white, but they could also be gray or black.) The sensors are depressed when paper enters the machine, which causes it to start shredding. Once the paper is gone, the machine stops.

1. Sometimes bits of paper can weigh down on the sensors, thus causing the machine to run non-stop. But it's easy to clear up this problem by doing the following:

2. Unplug the shredder and locate the sensors.

Remove any debris. Use tweezers or pliers, if necessary, but be careful to not press down too hard on the sensors to avoid damaging them.


Once again, after you remove the debris, plug your machine back in and you should be up and running.

Happy shredding everyone!

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Cleaning a shredder that has sticky paper stuck to the cutters. A EPS-611x.


FIRST MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE REMOVED POWER
UNPLUG IT

Using pick remove the paper that is stuck to the cutters,
also you could try shredder oil to assist after you have removed
a majority of the sticky paper...Take a piece of paper fold it
in half, apply a bead of shredder oil the length of the folded paper
Run it through the shredder like you would a plain piece of paper keeping it folded

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Some small bits of paper are stuck in blades


My advice is not to try to take it apart. Try putting a sheet folded in half where the paper is stuck (or an envelope) to see if you can clear it. Go FWD and REV repeatedly. If you can safely pick at the paper from the top or underneath, do so but shredder blades are sharp to BE CAREFUL.

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Paper has wrapped around the cutting blades and is packed in tight. How do I clean this?


    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse. Pull on the jammed pieces as the shredder shifts between directions.
    • 3 Run the shredder in reverse continuously once the paper jam is cleared. Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

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UNPLUG THE SHREDDER.

If this model has electronic eyes (optics) to control the auto-start/stop function and you oil the cutters, chances are the optics are contaminated with shredder oil. Take a cotton swab with a little alchohol and clean and dry the optics.

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