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Shredder powers up but does not accept paper to shred

New shredder tried it out once and it worked now the ready light is on and when you place the paper in the unit it clicks but does not work.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: shredder

Check for stuck paper and remove if any. Then check if motor is ok with a multimeter and also main switch.

Posted on May 21, 2007

SOURCE: My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in it

Shredder drive gear is probably shredded - hard part to find or replace usually. Could mean a new shredder;-(

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

SOURCE: Shredder stops in the middle of shredding and won't shred.

I have the same problem with my shredder. I opened it up and found one of the gearwheels had teeth missing. That is why the partial shredding could not advance further. I was able to remove the part and am now hunting for a replacement.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

fellowesrep
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SOURCE: shredded paper is wrapped around blades

Try saturating paper jam with liquid vegetable based cooking oil from your kitchen this should soften the paper after sitting 6-7 hours

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: SPL 1506X Shredder

Have you looked for hidden staples in the machine. Sometimes they can be hard to spot.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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