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Jammed light paper shredder - Fellowes C-420C Shredder

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SOURCE: Fellowes Paper Shredder P70CM paper jam

Clean the upper and lower sensors with a cotton swab moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Posted on Jun 22, 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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In case of a paper jam , which may occur if the shredder is pushed beyond its specified capabilities, press the control switch to the off [O] position and empty the basket if full. Then:
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suspect a panel or bin is not correctly seated causing the shredder to not start.

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