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Only one-half (righ side) of the shredder works, left side does not shred

I have a Fellowes PS-6SC shredder I bought less than a year ago and it is only shreddig on the righ half of the insert, left side gets stuck. I have oiled it many times and very consistent in lubricating every so many uses. I have tried to lube it up more but it still does not work on left side. Any suggestions?

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Fellowes has a five year warranty on the cutting block of their shredders. (The cutting block is that part of the machine that actually does the shredding of the paper) Take it back to the store where you bought it ans they should either replace the cutting block or exchange the entire machine, but it will take about a week or more, depending on where you are located. At least it shouldn't cost you anything.

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