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Omnitech shredder will not show green power indicator, nor will it run

Had not worked since the residence lost power. Replaced ceramic fuse, but did not help. Nothing smells burned.

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SOURCE: omnitech 10 sheet shredder keeps running constantly after a page or pages have been completely shredded. I have to stop it and start it manually.

Shredders have to be cleaned periodically to remove bits of paper that may be blocking the sensor that detects when paper has been inserted. If you turn the shredder mechanism upside down, you can see the bits of paper and, with power off, you can pick them out. I find tweezers are a useful tool for this

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

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My Omnitech 12 sheet shredder is barely 6 months old and will not even turn on.


check the warranty period and if within that period take it back for warranty repair or a new one

Dec 20, 2015 | Omnitech 12 Sheet Cross Cut Shredder

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Shredder is jammed. Won't work.


If the shredder has power, the sheet detector may be blocked by a scrap of paper. Also, cross cut shredders that are an integral unit are best cleaned by turning them upside down to get access to the mechanism. Finally, if the motor became very hot an internal thermal fuse may have opened in which case the shredder will have to be replaced.

Dec 17, 2014 | Omnitech 12 Sheet Cross Cut Shredder

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What is the website of the omnitech company ?


Isn't that the one that FatWallet.com was saying Staples was selling for $20 with free shipping?
Omnitech 10 Sheet Cross Cut Shredder 19 99

Anyway, If you look on the UL label, there should be a phone number to call. (If yours doesn't have it, call 800-675-4481.)

Someone on Amazon had one where the green light came on, but nothing happened. The tech told him the sensor had to be reinitialized. Told him to turn it off, put in a thick paper (birthday card thickness) and turn it back on. He wrote that it worked and runs fine now. (But he still is not happy with it.)

Aug 25, 2014 | Omnitech 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

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Omnitech shredder ot-nxc18pa won't power up


Dear Bruce,
Here is some generic information about shredders that may help you.
Most of the shredders have a micro switch that senses if the paper has been introduced to the shredding slot.
These micro switches are activated by a little arm/leveler that touches the paper and activates de contact inside the shredder housing.
While disconnected from the power, try to check if the switch is working properly. Check if you can hear a "click noise" while moving it back and forth by using a paper clip. When this sensor arm is broken, the device will not operate since it does not detect the presence of a paper sheet to be shredded.
Make sure your power is on (not only connected to the wall - but check if there is any indicator in the shredder). If the arm is not broken and you still hear the click noise indicating the micro switch is being activated, then your problem could still be the power since there is not LED indicator in the panel of this device.
If this does not solve your investigation process, please make sure your power cord is fine. Otherwise, it would be an internal electric problem in the device.
One additional possibility (since I have no further details from you) is that the device is on, you can hear the motor running but the gears that move the shredder blades are broken (that has happened to my device).
I hope this gives you some light in further investigating your problem.
Good luck!
RC

Mar 22, 2014 | Omnitech 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

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Omnitech shredder model ot--exc10a , shredder runs but when insert paper to shred it stops, pull out paper and it runs non stop!


Sounds like there's blockage between rollers and it also jams the sensor so auto function stops working. You will need to clear out as much jammed paper as you can using tweezers. Inspect the centre of the feed opening, there should be sensor which must be clear of blockages and moving freely. So clear any stuck paper with tweezers, in addition you can soak any jammed paper with WD-40 and unit should be good as new. Although if sensor arm is damaged then replacement of such sensor is unavoidable.

Nov 04, 2013 | Omnitech 18-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

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Omnitech only runs in reverse


In the middle of feed opening there is a sensor which in your case will be stuck. Try clear it using tweezers. Failing that soak the blockage up excessively with WD-40 as it will loosen and soften stuck paper leave it for 10-15 minutes, repeat 2-3 times. Then power on the unit and it should be good as new! Good luck

Jul 19, 2013 | Omnitech 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

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Shredder Green light won't come on and won't shredd. won't go in reverse either.


I had the same problem with the same shredder. The unit uses mains voltage which is rectified to DC and eventually feeds two 12V zener diodes wired in series for a 24Vdc supply. These are 1N4742A (Radio Shack 276-0563), 1W parts. They overheat and will short, which you can verify with a VOM. I reassembled the unit, but recall they are away from the relays at the tail end of the large white colored power resistors, side by side in the same direction. I think Z1 and Z5. After replacing these parts, green LED and reverse, etc. will work.

Apr 14, 2013 | Omnitech 18-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

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Omnitech 10 sheet shredder keeps running constantly after a page or pages have been completely shredded. I have to stop it and start it manually.


Shredders have to be cleaned periodically to remove bits of paper that may be blocking the sensor that detects when paper has been inserted. If you turn the shredder mechanism upside down, you can see the bits of paper and, with power off, you can pick them out. I find tweezers are a useful tool for this

Dec 13, 2012 | Omnitech 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

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