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Won't run in auto

My atvia runs in reverse only. When switch is in auto position, it will not run.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    Same problem. Checked the optical sensor & this is OK. 5k6 10W resistor on control board gets hot . Anyone got a schematic for this unit?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    Same thing only mine's a Staples SPL-1506X. I was naughty and overworked mine last night. The red light goes on whenever I switch it to auto. The blades go in reverse for both auto and reverse modes. I'd like to get in and fix it myself rather than pay someone. If anyone gets a schematic, I'd like one as well. Thanks - Happy New Year.

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The facts that the optical sensor is ok, and a high wattage resistor gets hot, indicates a mechanical problem, i.e. it's actually stuck (there may be a different power rating in the cpu, that means that by automatic, it stops by for example 1 Ampere, but by manual, there is no current check, i.e. the cpu delivers what the power supply is able to give. could be several A's, which will in turn burn the motor if you try the manual too long....)
So, unplug the power cord, and try to move the mechanics by hand, and you will discover the problem.

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To keep your shredder in top condition, the cutting blades need to be oiled every so often (for frequency, please refer to your owner's manual). We recommend using Powershred® Lubricant or a vegetable-based oil (such as corn or canola) in a non-aerosol container with an extension nozzle.

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