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Auto shutover doesn't work

After feeding the paper, the shredder doesn't shut off. I have to switch it off

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SOURCE: Shredder runs in reverse, but will not feed in auto.

my Ativa DQ61Mn will not power up. I check other equipment which is connected to the same power source and they power up. Is there a reset button somewhere?

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took the shredder section apart, cleaned out the gears of paper and a broken mount (plastic piece), and hand turned the electric motor to free it up. After assembly, the ready light works and so does the FWD/REV directions for shredding.

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