Question about Office Shredders
It keeps running even when empty and won't turn off unless I unplug it
I had the same problem with my Shredded. In the centre of the paper feed slot is a little sensor that detects when you put paper in, it breaks some sort of light beam that is connected to the motor circuit.
Over time paper dust gathers on this sensor, covering it completely and fooling the machine to think that there is ALWAYS a piece of paper being fed into the shredder, the result being that the motor just runs continuously.
Clear the dust from this sensor and you'll fix this particular problem - a toothbrush worked great for me - don't use it to clean your teeth afterwards :-)
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
If the machine has auto-detection, then the sensors in the paper throat are probably dirty with paper dust. With the sensors blocked, the machine thinks there is paper in the throat so it will continue to run.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
The paper feed unit must be cleaned of all paper pieces that have lodged inside. some pieces are making the paper detect switch send a false signal to motor.
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
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