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SHREDDER STOPS (RED LIGHT) VERY FREQUENTLY

Paper jams very frequently (after 1-3 passes) & requires reverse motion several times before clearing the entire 1 or 2 sheets -Is not overheated when this happens. -Only putting one or two sheets in at a time on the model (DM8C) that is supposed to have capacity for up to 8 sheets at a time. -Have removed all paper accumulated in feeder where teeth are. -Have lubricated three times with 90 minute period according to directions. Paper is still jamming.-Appears to be collecting most on the left side of feeder, but is also collecting a lot along the length of the feeder.

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There are what is called strippers that ride in between the teeth to keep paper from building up. they are plastic and can break after awhile. sounds like you have some of the stripper combs broken.

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