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Machine not working. The far left side light is red. What does this mean?

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What is the red light next to the green power light? It appears to look like a temperature light. My unit won't run.


In most cases it means the shredder is full or something is jammed. Empty the shredding container. If the machine has a "reverse" position on its switch, try running it backwards to get whatever is jamming the teeth to come back out.

Nov 03, 2014 | Ativa MD1250 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder -...

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Red light on as well as green,what is the red light


The red LED can mean one of two things -- either the shredder head is not assembled correctly (did you take the shredder apart recently?) or there is a paper jam inside the machine. Sometimes the jammed paper is far down and hard to see.

Jan 30, 2010 | Fellowes PS60-2 Shredder

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Runs in reverse, but no on auto.


check and see if there is a jam of paper inside the unit or around the sensors

Jul 20, 2009 | Royal 10X Shredder

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Red overload light is on


Try pouring some shredder oil into the throat where you normally insert the paper and run the machine in reverse.Put machine back into ready condition.
Put a piece of paper in the throat just enough so the machine should run but not all the way in so that the cutting mechanism catches the paper...all you want to do is make the machine run forwards but not actually be feeding in any paper.
If it wont even run in the forward direction you may have a pcb prob...give Royal a call at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

Jan 08, 2009 | Royal VF1012mx Shredder

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Red Light on, but no jam


Your problem is probally with the safety interlock switch on your machine. On the PS-65c It is located on the right hand side of the unit. There will be a tab of plastic on the inside lip of the basket that goes into a slot on shredder head. If plastic piece is bent or broken machine will not operate. If it does not appear broken make sure when you put shredder head on that it fits flush all the way around on the basket. If none of this helps contact Fellowes Customer Service at 1-800-945-4545 and we will be glad to assist you further.

Jan 28, 2008 | Fellowes Powershred PS-65C Medium-Duty...

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Shedder Doesn't Work


Are you sure the saftety switch on the left side of the shredder is in contact with the small metal latch on the inside left side of the basket. The machine won't work unless the ssfety switch is pushed in.

Oct 23, 2007 | Aurora Global AS702MX Shredder

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Only one-half (righ side) of the shredder works, left side does not shred


Fellowes has a five year warranty on the cutting block of their shredders. (The cutting block is that part of the machine that actually does the shredding of the paper) Take it back to the store where you bought it ans they should either replace the cutting block or exchange the entire machine, but it will take about a week or more, depending on where you are located. At least it shouldn't cost you anything.

Sep 05, 2007 | Fellowes Powershred 480 Shredder

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