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Unit powers on, but the shredder tines won't run.

The unit will power on and you can her a click sound (sensor) when paper is placed in feed slot, but the shredding tines do not activate or turn. Not sure where the problem lies.

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If you cant hear the motor running but you hear a click when you insert the paper it sounds like the eyes are ok so its likely the pcb thats defective...give Royal a call at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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