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Plug in outlet, make a clicking noise but light doesn't come on

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No power. worked perfectly last shred. Now no lights illuminate when switch is on,


Does the outlet it's pluged into have power? check with another appliance. If power could be a number of things, plug connection to cord, connection inside, switch. Did the shred actually finish or did it stall and still som inside?

Mar 17, 2015 | Office Shredders

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What kind of oil is used on the royal orca 9512x?


The shredder does not use oil. The noise probably relates to something jammed in the shredding mechanism or one or more damaged shredding elements.

Mar 01, 2015 | Royal Office Shredders

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My kobra shredder won' shred when we put paper in lights are on


Is the discharge at the bottom where the shredded paper comes out clear? If its blocked by paper etc, it will not shredd.

Aug 19, 2014 | Office Shredders

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Shredded a few sheets of paper. clicked off. Have power at outlet. No damage to cord or connections. No auto reset of internal overload protection, amount of paper shredded far too few to trip...


Hi, make sure the cutters are not jammed with paper. To reset turn the unit to reverse for 2 seconds then auto then off. Allow to cool for 25 minutes then retry. Also make sure the base is locked in properly. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

Jul 08, 2011 | Fellowes Office Shredders

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I have model # SH9210PL. All of a sudden, when plugged in, it does not work. No lights come on at all and no shredding. Because the motor etc. is all incased I don't know how to fix it. I have tried...


Shredders are such simple machines that there is very little that can go wrong with them, You do not seem to be getting power to the machine - check the plug and lead, there might be a broken connection there.

Jan 26, 2011 | Techko Office Shredders

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When I put paper to shred ,all I get is motor noise but no shred


You probably have a stripped drive gear. let me know what brand shredder you have.

May 14, 2010 | Office Shredders

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Will not shred, but makes clicking noise, will run in reverse


Possible that the actuator which feeds paper in has gotten affected. With the unit UNPLUGGED try looking to see if some paper has gotten wedged in there. If you can disassemble it you might be able to see the problem. Good Luck.

Aug 04, 2009 | Fellowes 3011001 Shredder

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Paper got stuck. machine will not turn on.


First, check that the machine is properly seated on the waste container. There is a switch that prevents the shredder's operating if it isn't properly seated. Will your "ready" indicator light up? If the machine will not turn on at all, try something else in the outlet the shredder is plugged into. If there is no power to the outlet, you probably tripped the breaker. Reset it and proceed as follows. Turn your switch to "off". Unplug the shredder and flip the shredding head upside-down on a stable surface. Remove anything that was previously hanging down. Gently remove stuck stuff, keeping your hands in a safe position. Place the shredder head back on the waste container and plug it in. Most all shredders have a reverse on them for just this occasion. Work the machine reverse and forward, until it releases. When in reverse, remove whatever the shredder gives up, with the switch set to off, of course. This should get you back in the shredding business. Next time you're at one of the office supply stores, get some shredder lubricator sheets. Using these from time-to-time lessen the incidence of jams.
Enjoy! --W/D

Jul 11, 2009 | OfficeMax 0M96431 Shredder

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