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My NoviTech won't go on.

I cleaned out the shredder and when I turned it on and tried to shred something, it wouldn't go on. I only used it a couple of times a while ago.

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I used this shredder only about 3 times and I have the same problem. I think I wasted my money when I bought this shredder I have never had one break down this fast.

  • Dennis Goethe
    Dennis Goethe Mar 30, 2016

    My "Ready" indicator light never comes on. Took it apart, there is nothing inside. I can rotate the motor freely my hand and the cutters turn freely. Don't see any broken or disconnected wires. Is there an external thermal sensor I can replace?

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I haven't used my Novitech shredder for a while and now it won't turn on.

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A shredder oil or light oil like 3 in 1, these usually have a narrow nozzle to limit the oil flow, draw lines, do a picture or spell your name on the paper with oil and shred it. You have just serviced your shredder.
If it is a less expensive shredder with plastic heads, shredding a couple if sheets of waxed paper will pass the wax onto the cutting heads reducing friction.

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Silverfox007:

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