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The paper will not go through my shredder

My shredder works, moves the cutters, but they do not cut the paper, and the paper does not go through the machine either.

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Can you actually see the cutter blades rotating? I have seen gears broken and you can hear the motor running but no blade movement. Remove the screws lift the top off carefully because their is a short ribbon cable connected to the main board and can easily be damaged. Of course unplug from power outlet first.
Gears and motor can be puurchased.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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Asking why you should keep your shredder lubricated is no different than asking why you should change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles. Not only is proper maintenance a requirement to maintain an active warranty, but all mechanical parts need a little oil to help them turn smoothly and to keep them clean. Applying shredder oil to the cutting heads inside a shredder lubricates them so that they efficiently destroy documents sheet after sheet. Fortunately, you will find that taking good care of your shredder is less expensive, faster and easier than caring for your car.
Every time you shred a sheet of paper a fine dust made of tiny paper particles is produced. This dust collects in the cutting assembly of a paper shredder. If allowed to build up, this dust will compact until it completely blocks the smooth turning of the cutting head. Shredder oil will actually break up the compacted dust lodged in the cutting assembly, allowing the parts to move and push out the softened dust.
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