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Shredder won't shred

when i empty my office max shredder, the catch bin is not triggering the sensor to let the shredder know it's in place, thus, it won't shred. any help?

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They may be a compression switch on the lip where it sets on the bucket. This it to prevent it from running while its off its buckette. If this is not all the way in it wont run. Look for that clean any safty switch or buttons you find.
Slap it with your tax booklet and call me in the morning. Good luck DFD

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Runs only in reverse


I just had this problem with my shredder. I think the problem started with a bin that was full. Running the shredder in reverse resulted in shredded paper being pulled up into the slot used to feed paper into the shredder. Some of this shredded paper was blocking the little plastic tab that activates the switch when paper is inserted, so the shredder would no longer start when paper was inserted. I emptied the bin and removed the shredded paper from the feed slot, being careful not to break the plastic "sensor" while removing the paper from under it. The shredder works fine now.

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Check and make sure the paper catch bin is locked into place.
IF the shredder doesn't see that the bin is in place, the shredder will appear dead for safetly reasons.

There is a possibility that the control board was cracked but the only way to check that, is to take it apart and check.
Good luck.

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