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Shredded paper is wrapped around blades

Shredded paper has become solidly wrapped around the paper shredder blades on one end.  it's as if the paper is plastered in place and i cannot get it loosened to remove it.

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  • ljutaja Mar 30, 2008

    I have the same problem and although I completely cleaned the blades of all paper the shredder continues to pack the paper into and around the blades. How do I make this problem stop when removing the compressed paper did not resolve the problem?

    Anne

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Try saturating paper jam with liquid vegetable based cooking oil from your kitchen this should soften the paper after sitting 6-7 hours

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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I have a GBC 1150X with the same problem. The same small area gets paper wrapped around the core. Even if you get it cleaned out with needlenose pliers, etc. it will build up again. GBC said it's the stripper unit that needs replacing but that costs more than to buy a new unit. I put a piece of tape across the area so paper won't feed into that spot for now, but I'm buying another shredder.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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You probably have broken plastic pieces that clean out the paper that is shredded between the blades. See if some of them are missing and then let me know if you find out where to get new ones. I switched out the good ones from one end and now it works, but I can't put paper on that end now. I expect more will break in the future.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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Does sewing machine oil work as well as shredder oil?


do not use oil in a shredder
the paper becomes contaminated and will not cut
besides that all the oil will be moved by the first sheet of paper shredded
if the paper is not being cut properly get new blades or a new shredder

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When you insert the paper the shredder is only cutting the outside edges, the middle part comes out crimpled but still in tact.


The center cutting blades end up cutting more paper than the ones on the edges. It could be they are just dull.

Shredders are supposed to be lubricated with a special oil. If not available, some manufacturers will recommend vegetable oil.
I just put some on a couple of sheets of paper, and shred them. This is supposed to be done on a regular basis.

If items that are sticky have been shredded, the spaces between the cutters could be filled up. Some envelopes are padded with. Thin bubble wrap. That stuff will mess up a shredder.

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Keeps stopping with overload light on. How can this be fixed


The most likely cause is that the shredded paper, has tightly wrapped itself in the blades. One possible cause is by shredding labels (like Avery Labels) or any paper which has adhesive on it. (Causes it to attach the cut pieces to between the cutters.) It reaches a point where there is so much bound up on the blades that even a single sheet of paper will cause an overload. The fix is simple to describe, but difficult to accomplish. You must go in and manually remove all of the paper bound up in the blades. It's not easy, I found that using a needle nose pliers worked best. Lot of digging and tugging (paper will pack between the blades very tightly). Sometimes a small, slotted screwdriver will aid in being able to pry out bits and pieces (it's not going to come out in anything but small chunks; at best). Don't forget to unplug your shredder before you start; those blades are sharp. This happened several times with my last shredder *Royal), but not once with my current shredder (Fellows). I tend to believe that the better quality shredders are worth the extra money. But any shredder will become a problem if you shred labels (like Avery) or paper products that has adhesive on it. (Another common mistake is shredding junk mail that has any kind of adhesive associated with it. Best to open and check first.) One other thing, ALL shredders need to be oiled on a regular basis. They make special oil for this, you can usually find small bottles of it at Wally World or the like. Best practice is to squirt some shredder oil in a serpentine pattern. over a piece of paper to be shredded and run it through. Do this whenever you empty the shredder bin. (Important for the life of your shredder.)

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Are the shredder blades going around? most shredders have guides that guide the paper between to shredder gears or teeth. these guides are usually made of plastic and breake. First step is to see if the shredder gears or teeth ar going around.....

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How to lubricate a Black & Decker Model BD-s600 paper shredder


    • 1 Turn the paper shredder off and unplug it.
    • 2 Clean out the paper shredder. Make sure the blades are free of paper bits and debris. Remove pieces of paper that are jammed around the blades.
    • 3 Spray the shredder oil through the blade opening or throat of the shredder. Spray it in a stream.
    • 4 Plug the shredder back in and switch the reverse button on. Then run it for 10 to 30 seconds in reverse to allow the blades to be saturated with shredder oil.
    • 5 Put the shredder in forward motion and let it run again to disperse the oil thoroughly to all areas of the cutting blades.
    • 6 Feed a couple pieces of paper through the blades to be shredded and absorb any extra shredding oil.

Read more: How to Lubricate Paper Shredders ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5761042_lubricate-paper-shredders.html#ixzz1kDQGrxZ8

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Paper has wrapped around the cutting blades and is packed in tight. How do I clean this?


    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse. Pull on the jammed pieces as the shredder shifts between directions.
    • 3 Run the shredder in reverse continuously once the paper jam is cleared. Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

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Why is the fellowes blade still rotating even when there is no paper?


It is possible that a small shred of paper is lodged at the sensor underneath the cutting blade.
    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers or use canned air and blow the edges of the blades.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse.
    • 3 Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

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Odd metal to metal sound


You can't really clean the blades...however , a x-cut shredder should be lubricated regularly....try putting some shredder oil on a sheet of paper and shredding it...do this a number of times to get the oil down into the cutting blades, see if that helps.

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Shredder is jammed


hello. follow these steps:

  1. Turn the shredder off at the wall and unplug it. You DO NOT want to be poking round in those sharp blades and have it accidentally switch on!
  2. Take the top off the shredder and place it on a big piece of newspaper, or somewhere you can easily sweep up mess.
  3. Begin by getting a pair of tweezers and taking pieces of paper from one end of the shredding blades. This will loosen it up and give you more room to get the rest out.
  4. Carry on tugging the strips of paper out. It helps if you don't just pull a clump, but wiggle it from side to side. This will get the whole strip out, not just the top.
  5. If any pieces are curled round and you can't free them, cut them with the knife and then tug them out.
  6. Once it's mostly cleared, put the top back on and switch the shredder on. Put it on Reverse mode so it will spit the last bits back up for you to remove.
  7. If it's clear, continue shredding!

[edit] Tips
  • Remember to wiggle the paper, not just pull.
  • Shake it occasionally to get smaller pieces of paper out of the blades.
  • Try not to jam it in the first place (avoid loading a lot of paper or thick sheets of newspaper).
  • Use oil paper or performance oil to lubricate the blades on a regular basis. For an office shredder, medium to heavy usage can require lubrication as often as every three days.
  • To prevent the shredder blades from dulling, remove paper clips and staples before shredding. Shredding CDs and DVDs also cause premature wear & tear. Use the Disc Eraser (www.DiscEraser.com) if you have sensitive discs.

[edit] Warnings
  • Always turn the shredder off at the wall and unplug it! You don't want shredded fingers!
  • Be careful with the blades - they are sharp and you could cut yourself.

[edit] Things You'll Need
  • A pair of tweezers
  • A small, sharp knife

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Did you ever put shredder oil onto the cutting blades?????
The blades can clog with paper dust and then it can't shred as many papges as it should or even jam completely...you should occasionally shred a sheet of paper with shredder oil poured onto the sheet.

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