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Green and middle red light go on but motor does not. does not shred

Green light and middle red light go on but wont shred and no motor sound

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Check the sensors on top and bottom of cutters. Clean with cotton swabs and compressed air. If this does not help, bad sensors or main board.

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Posted on May 15, 2009

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