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Runs in reverse only

When I plug in the shredder it starts running in reverse only. The switch does not respond at all. I purchased a new switch from Aurora and tried to replace it but I am not able to separate the top. There were two screws one on each side of the top assembly that I removed but obviously there is another screw in front of the top housing that I am not able to access. Any help will be appreciated.

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Sometimes there will be screws hidden under stickers or plugs

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