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Won t shut off


Blow out the sensors with some compressed air, Using a can of compressed air, look for the sensors that detect the paper and give them a blast or two, then try it, it may take a couple of tries.
This may also be a good time to lubricate the cutting heads, if it is a good machine with metal heads a light oil applied to paper then run through the shredder will pass the oil onto the heads.
A shredder oil or light oil like 3 in 1, these usually have a narrow nozzle to limit the oil flow, draw lines, do a picture or spell your name on the paper with oil and shred it. You have just serviced your shredder.
If it is a less expensive shredder with plastic heads, shredding a couple if sheets of waxed paper will pass the wax onto the cutting heads reducing friction.

Hope this helps.
Ed

Oct 01, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Shredder Green light won't come on and won't shredd. won't go in reverse either.


I had the same problem with the same shredder. The unit uses mains voltage which is rectified to DC and eventually feeds two 12V zener diodes wired in series for a 24Vdc supply. These are 1N4742A (Radio Shack 276-0563), 1W parts. They overheat and will short, which you can verify with a VOM. I reassembled the unit, but recall they are away from the relays at the tail end of the large white colored power resistors, side by side in the same direction. I think Z1 and Z5. After replacing these parts, green LED and reverse, etc. will work.

Apr 14, 2013 | Omnitech 18-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

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Jammed paper shredder motor stopped won't start


Had this sort of thing happen to me also; sort of. Did you check to see if the shredded paper level alarm has been triggered in the pull-out catch area? Sometimes it forms a pile that trips the alarm before the catch is full. Sounds simple, but check it out. Also check to make sure it's plugged in! I've done that several times, even to the point of calling for help! Did you know the technical help desk always asks if the machine is plugged in first!

Feb 20, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Constantly runs when on auto and won't accept paper


Shut off power and turn the shredder upside down. It is highly likely you will find shredded paper jammed in the mechanism, especially near the center where the feed sensor is located. A thorough cleaning should get your shredder operating again

Feb 02, 2013 | Staples SPL638X (CrossCut) Shredder

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Won't shut off


You have an optic sensor that is blocked or shorted. If you take it apart you should be able to identify the problem. It is up by where the paper feeds in.

Jan 08, 2013 | Royal 1610X Shredder

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My briggs & Stratton won't start. Changed spark plug.


check for spark is there a low oil shut off and the oil level is a little low ?

Jul 01, 2012 | Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder

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As501 shredder. reverse works. Auto won't go.


I was having the same problem with my shredder. I called customer service; I was informed it was the gears on the inside of my shredder. My shredder is no longer under warranty. However, she is mailing me out the part I need for a small fee. Their customer service number is 1-800-327-8508 in the USA and international only 1-310-793-5650. I do hope this help you!

Jun 05, 2011 | Aurora Global AS501X-MS Shredder

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The shredder will not automatically shut off. After you have finished feeding the documents to be shreeded the machine contunues to run and you must manuall shut it off.


depending on what you have available, either a damp paper towel or alcohol wipe, or compressed air will work to clean the sensor eye located top at the center of the paper feed opening, you should see a little dot wipe, or spray these out well, then turn the machine off and back on again.
built up dust from the paper causes the sensor to keep registering that there is paper coming in hence it won't stop on its own.

Apr 05, 2011 | Fellowes 220 Powershred Strip-Cut Shredder...

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Have a new electric shredder does not have


Brand new shredder with no owners manuall I plugged it in.it won't start is there a first time procedure t o use it

Jul 10, 2010 | McCulloch Electric Chipper Shredder

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