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Got jammed when a thick paper bundle was inserted It seems the motor is running,but gears,(teeth) are not moving

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You more than likely have broken gears contact manf. for parts availability.

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Most likely one of the gears popped off or cracked. The blades are gear driven by a motor and it's pretty straight forward. If the blades aren't moving, then it's probably a gear problem since you said the motor runs.
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My shredder has the sound like it is working, but it is not shredding.

From your description, it sounds like when you insert the paper the motor turns on, but the paper is not pulled into the shredder, indicating the two shredder cylinders are not turning. The most likely cause of this is a stripped (missing teeth) main nylon gear. These can be replaced but require some effort.

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Sounds like the same problem im having. I opened mine up and the gears that run the teeth are stripped, and im having a real hard time finding new parts.

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  2. Motor is overheated; once cool, try it again (move switch to reverse to see if motor is still working). If motor is working, see Step 1 for a jam; some jams can be cleared by running it in reverse. Royal doesn't recommend "long" shredding sessions. My unit recommends sessions of 20 pages or less. If you try to overwork the shredder, it will overheat and in some cases, fry the motor.
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