Question about Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder
I'd been using the chipper/shredder, shredding mostly oak leavesand pine needles, for about an hour, when I had to shut it off because it was not spitting anything out. I didn't see a rock or any other problem, so I went to start it again and the pull-start rope won't pull at all. It is encased so I can't see the rope, but it doesn't feel like it is tangled. It just won't pull at all. Any ideas? If there is a rock somewhere inside, jamming blades, would that prevent it from pulling, since you can't stop the blades from turning while it's running? I had started it about 3 times in that hour already.
This has happened several times for me and is usually caused by a peice of word jamed in the input hopper and half cut by the blades. Always make sure there is no wood in the input chute before stopping motor. remove the collector bag and use a long pry bar to reverse the flywheel. if this moves backwards you may then be able to remove the peice of wood jammed in the blades thru the input chute. Long Skinny arms is required to reach down the chute. Use a Flashlight to see if this is your problem.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Can you turn the blades with a peice of wood? Offhand though could be a seized motor, oil check OK?
-Carl, please let me know if this helps.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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Shut off the shredder. Unplug it and let in cool down for up to one hour. This will work if the shredder has stopped due to excessive use.
Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears.
Clear extremely stubborn paper jams by grabbing the stuck paper and gently pulling it out. If smaller pieces of paper cause the jam, shut off the shredder and unplug it. When it cools down, carefully use a pair of tweezers to remove the paper bits.
Determine if the power supply to the shredder is working properly. If the power supply is cold, use an alternative source of electricity for your shredder. If it is warm, there may be a problem with the shredder itself. Call your office machine repair shop or the shredder manufacturer for assistance.
Sharpen or oil the blades. Shredder blades need to be oiled on a regular basis to keep your machine in proper working order. Get oil made specifically for shredder blades from an office supply store.
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