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I used WD-40 just once. How can I know if I damaged it completely?

Already used WD-40 just once, because I am in a hurry to fix it. The other type of oil I have at hand is silicone based!

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WD-40 probably hasn't killed it, most of it will evaporate in time. It can cause the shredder to get gummed up with little paper particles so you might need to clean it out with some compressed air. I wouldn't use any sprays on a shredder unless Fellowes recommends it.

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