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When turned on shredder runs, dose not stop when items are finished, but must be turned off manually. is there anything I can do to fix this?


stuck ,faulty reader switch or debris is blocking or covering the sensor unplug unit and carefully look and try to clean any paper or debris in shredder

Aug 11, 2016 | Shredder Office Equipment & Supplies

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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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How do you clean the jammed paper so it will work?


I'm thinking that you have already run the shredder in reverse, right? After you disconnect from power supply and remove screws, most shredders can be disassembled quite easily. Be careful with the cutting blades, not only are they sharp but they have a preferred order in assembly. I give my crosscut shredder a good cleaning about every two years, having run about 5,000 documents with personal data on them through it in that time.

Sep 19, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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.

Sep 26, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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This shredder overheats after 1 to 2 thin weight sheets of paper. Says it does up to 10 sheets but can not handle more then 1 sheet at a time. I have cleaned and cleaned the cutters with no improovement


Have you "oiled" the machine ever.????
Cross-cut shredders require occasional oiling with "shredder oil" to help clear out debris that is made in the shredding process from the cutting mechanism. Get some shredder oil and pour it directly across the cutting blades where you insert the paper... this should help...the occassionaly pour some oil onto a sheet of the paper to be shredded prior to shredding it.

Oct 28, 2010 | Royal VF1000MX Shredder

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The shredder overheats. The most we can shred are


Have you put any shredder oil or a shredder oil sheet through the machine.

Shredders need oiling to keep the cutters free

Free cutters mean clean cuts and less friction

Jan 14, 2010 | Intimus 502 Shredder

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Shredder won't stop running


You probably need to clean out some debris from the shredder's sensor. The sensor is usually a small switch that is pushed into the "on" position when a piece of paper goes through. If there is some paper sticking this switch "on", then the shredder will not shut off. You can use a small needle nose pliers, or a tweezer to get the debris out. Make sure to unplug the unit before cleaning!

Hoep that helps, good luck!

Jun 25, 2009 | Aurora Electronics AS1015CD Cross-Cut...

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STAPLES MODEL#SPL-826XSHREDDER


Cleaned the sensors with warm water and Q Tips. Works fine now..

For Staples shredder model #SPL-826X.


Thanks!

Apr 29, 2008 | Achiever SCS-6 Strip-Cut Shredder

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