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Re: shredder won't shred
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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Most shredders will have a shred and a reverse setting. Is it running in reverse? Has the bin been emptied? With the power off, you can remove the bin and manually pull excess shredded paper jammed in the cutting heads -watch out, sharp metal . Once cleared run single sheets for the first minute to help clear rollers.
The shredder probably has some kind of switch or sensor that detects that the bin is in its correct installed position. The interlock may be broken or blocked by paper shreds. An inspection inside the bin recess may reveal the cause so that it can be corrected.
It is possible that a small shred of paper is lodged at the sensor underneath the cutting blade.
Unplug the paper shredder. Empty
the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as
possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers or use canned air and blow the edges of the blades.
Place the paper shredder back on
the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the
shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse.
3 Make two passes across the
cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the
direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
Lower two sheets of clean paper
into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and
debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.
a known problem on these models. however, first make sure the sensors are clean and not covered with paper dust. they are located above top of basket with one on right and one on left side of basket. alos, if you have shredded paper hanging down, that will trigger sensors also. if everything looks good, you'll have to have sensors replaced.
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.
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.
I had the same problem. I found that the sensor on the shredder is light sensitive. The viewing window in the bin was letting too much light in and was triggering the bin full light to turn on. I covered the window with a piece of paper and then restarted the shredder.It worked fine after that.
I had the same problem. I have a solution but I do not recommend this unless you have technical experience with repairing electrical appliances. I took the back cover of the main shredder unit to expose the wiring (there are 7 screws in total). The bin full sensor has a blue, green, and red connected to it. I clipped the blue wire to defeat the Bin Full error. You can look through the plastic window to check that the bin is full.