Question about Fellowes FS5 Shredder
My paper shredder motor is running but the cutting cylinders are not turning. This happenes after it has been overloaded with too many papers at a time beyond its capacity.
You have a broken or stripped gear
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
I have the same problem with this model shredder. I spent 1 hr to open it up, and confirmed the PLASTIC gear that turns the cylinders are destroyed! That is why even the motor runs like crazy, but the cylinder cutters do not move at all. Why the engineer didn't design to put in a metal gear? Is it more durable than a thin plastic gear?
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
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You most likely have several teeth broken off the drive gear that drives the cutting block. Not too difficult to replace but you need some special tools. A deep well socket (I think it's about a 3/8") to remove the cutting block and replace the broken gear. The gear should be available from a Fellowes dealer, or they might sell it to you direct if there is no dealer near you.
Let me know if this helps.
Oct 15, 2007 | Fellowes 220C-2 Shredder
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