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Shredder No Longer Does

The motor runs, the gearbox grease is still greasy and not hardened, yet the "jaws" have quit working. When turning a gear on one side of the gear box, by hand, the gears on the other side do work. I suspect the gears between the motor and the gear box or the gear box to the "jaws" are no longer meshing well enough to operate the jaws. Any solution to this other than buying a new shredder? Less expensive solution, of course.

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    Ben Arnold Dec 27, 2013

    Thanks, Tom. I'd pretty much decided that there was no help for it, but to buy a new one. After all, this one has been in service for more than a decade, so I think I got my money's worth out of it.



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Office shredders, even the heavy-duty ones, tend to jam up over time and have to be cleaned up to restore operation. If you have removed all jammed paper bits and still get erratic operation, the shredding process may have bent or broken some internal parts. It is not economically practical to try to repair. Better to buy a replacement.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

  • Ben Arnold
    Ben Arnold Dec 27, 2013

    Thanks, Tom. I'd pretty much decided that there was no help for it, but to buy a new one. After all, this one has been in service for more than a decade, so I think I got my money's worth out of it.



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