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Infoguard sq70b shredder is jammed. How do I clean it?

Blades need to be cleaned. How do I do this?

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Press the reverse switch if the reverse switch does not work it is a case of removing the power then getting a small hook such as the ones used for needlework and picking out the jam

If it still wont run then it is a complete strip down job.

Depending on the cost of the shredder it is cheaper to replace the small home ones than it is to repair them.

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When motor is running, look to see if the cutters are turning. The cutters can be seen by looking into the throat of the shredder. If the cutters aren't moving, the gears may have been stripped and shredder needs to be repaired or replaced.

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    Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears.

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