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Inactive shredder. Worked fine for about 2 months. Then, when you pushed the "on" button, the shredder would come on for a brief second and then turn back off. Now, it won't come on at all. It is not jammed. There is no problem with the outlet or the cord. All pieces fit correctly. Any ideas?

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Common fix is ti check and clean top and bottom sensors with cotton swab and alcohol. Possible that there is a build up of shreds inside the cutter shroud. You have to remove the top to clean it.

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