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My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in it

I was doing some shredding when i heard a popping sound and then the shredder stop shredding, the power works, and the reverse switch work, it just wont shred anything. Please help.

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Re: 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;-(

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