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Shredder slow, loud, paper often stops

My Fellowes Shred300 works slowly, the paper moves, stops and moves, and its loud (perhaps gears). It only works w/one paper at a time. I lubricated the blades with a bit of light machine oil but the problems remain. A sign on it warns against opening so I have not checked for dust, etc. Advice? I can't find an online manual. It's probably an older model.

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SOURCE: Fellowes Shredder Parent Part # 38605

If this unit is worth it to you, you can build your own gear.
Here is a link to get plastic repair materials to make plastic parts. This site also will have materials for repairing plastics.

Another possibility is to search Ebay for a unit like yours which has other problems. Never can tell... it may be there.
Make sure you ask for the model of the unit in your search (on the NET as well. The serial in this case is not needed.

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Sometimes the main gear is attached to the motor with an ALLEN SET SCREW

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SOURCE: need an online instruction book - for fellowes shredder 50CS -lin

http://www.fellowes.com/Fellowes/site/support/support_manualsdocumentation.aspx
Perhaps you can locate your model number here....hope this helps.

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SOURCE: od700c shredder: motor spinds, blades don't move

Inside the motor assembly there are a series of nylon cogs , a large one of which interacts with a metal one.  This is the most likely place you have one or two teeth missing from the large nylon cog that drives the shredder blades.

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