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The overload light comes on after I cleared the majority of paper that was stuck in the shredder. I cannot get it to work

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Most shredders have an overheat safety shutoff. Once hot, it'll shut off and can be used after a few minutes of cooling down.

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You will need to remove the adhesive from the rollers. You will need to use a glue solvent on the shredder rollers,something like Goo Be Gone. Personally, I still use Ronsonol Lighter Fluid In the image below I've outlined the supplies you'll need to, hopefully, clear your jam.



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  2. Turn the shredder head upside down so that the paper output is facing up.
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  4. Use dental picks and tweezers to dislodge stuck paper pieces
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  6. Move power switch to the "Off" position
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Try running the machine in reverse and putting some shredder oil onto the cutting blades to loosen things up. Then try running the machine in the forward direction but hold the paper in the eyes but dont let it go into the shredding blades...see if it runs forward.!
If it will do this then slowly try paper 1 sheet at a time..but put some shredder oil onto the sheets of paper you are shredding.
If the overload light still comes on without even letting you shred 1 sheet of paper then you likely have another problem...maybe the motor or pcb..you can contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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