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Shredder will not shred paper

There was a paper jam and now the shredder does not work and the red light is on

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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

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Seems it could be a problem with one of your sensors Fellowes Customer Service can easily and quickly diagnose your problem. 1-800-945-4545

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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The question would be is it getting power!!! if so the motor went bad thus causing this to fail i cannot beleave yuo shred DVD's in this even know it says it can you are still putting alot of strain on the motor.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Shredder Jams with more than 1 piece of paper thickness

I have seen paper shreds build up inside the cutter housing on this model. It grows into a big tumor inside and places a lot of resistance. You will have to take it apart and clean it thoroughly. Also, oiling the cutter asm.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: staples spl-710sh paper shredder stopped shredding

This exact thing has happened to my unit as well. Ive disassembled it to discover that 5-7 teeth on the gear that the motor drives have been stripped off. Unless the gear can be replaced (which is probably not worth the expense), then the unit is toast. Sorry. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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