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Aurora Electronics AS1018CD Shredder

Hi Just empied the basket and now can't get it to run. The light goes on showing it is lined up with the safety switch but still nothing. Put it in reverse and still nothing. Is there another switch I need to find or a sensor maybe stopping the motor from running. All help appreciated. Thanks Frank

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  • Izzu Nov 28, 2007

    Mine is the AS1010CD and the issue with is is the "Shredder Misaligned" light is permanently on and the machine has basically stopped working.

  • CSMN Feb 27, 2008

    The red light is on. I think a plastic piece broke off that activates the switch inside so that the machine will run. How do I fix that?

  • 42marcia May 15, 2008

    will go in reverse but not forward. basket is empty and light with 2 little circles comes on

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Guys,

Here is an update of the problem:

Using the shredder for continuous extended periods causes the motor to overheat in which case the motor just shuts off automatically.

Leave it for a while to cool down and resume normal usage - this should make it work again.

There is a switch inside the shredder that needs to be activated by a notch in the waste basket. Take extra care to aligh the notch with the slot otherwise the shredder will not work.

No theres the fix!

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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Hi Frank

If it is having the same trouble as my friends (and it sounds like it does, ready light on...no worky)
then I suspect your motor has finally used up it's brushes. I have my friends apart right now and I am trying to find the right brushes. If you know how to order parts or can get me to the manufacturers website or phone number (have not found yet and do not have the manuals) I am on a hunt for the motor brushes (or any that will work.

When I took this one apart the brushes had worn so that they were coming out around the motor rather than pressing against as they should be...and this set is now useless...so need new ones
If you are past warrenty then I suggest taking it apart (dissconnect power first...if it turns on even a little you could be badly injured) and looking at the tail end of the motor (away from the gears
these brushes should be 90 degrees to the motoor and look as though they are just sitting against it in the holder mine were out and on their side against the motor.

If I find the brushes will try and let you know...
it is fairly easy repair
and brushes usually are under $20 for a pair

Matthew Belanger
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