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Shredder won't go forward but reverse seems ok. I can't check the blades bc when I pull out the bin, motor won't go on to test the teeth.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Shredder motor seems jammed

must disassemble feeder unit and visual check for jam. The debris may be a part of the shredder that has broken off.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Paper Shredder blades do not turn, even though motor is running

yes, it's the plastic gear that's shredded in this shredder. the drive gear on the motor is metal, as are the gears attached to blades. between is a single plastic gear which is chewed up the instant resistance is great enough. fabulous engineering. not a difficult fix, but where does one find the replacement part?

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My Durabrand Shredder, model WM6X,.

This Shredder is an Aurora AS650C Rebranded for Walmart as Durabrand. You can call Aurora at 800-327-8508 8-5 PST and tell them that you need one of the plastic gears for the WM6X Durabrand, they know exactly what your talking about, and will offer you two gears. The one that is in contact with the drive motor is gear "A" and the Plastc reduction gear that drives the steel gears is gear "B" Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: durabrand shredder model wm6x runs in reverse but not forward

Try cleaning the sensors with a cotton swab and alcohol.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Staples(Fellowes?) micro cut shredder - blades not turning

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

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When bin was full, I emptied it only to find that my shredded no longer worked on auto, forward or reverse


Dear Sir,
Maybe, just maybe, I have an answer for you.
Somewhere on the part of your shredder that touches the bin, there is a tiny switch that touches the bin, and it is a safety switch that causes the shredder to stop working if the bin is removed.
In the shredder I have, and have had, the switch is usually plastic, and is the same color as the plastic body of the shredder.
Proper positioning of the bin to the "bottom" of the shredder is critical to it's working, as the bin presses on the switch to "close" it.
God bless your efforts.

May 09, 2016 | Techko SH1524CP Shredder

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My shredder says it will shred cd's and dvd's but when I tried, a cd went in 1/2 way and now is stuck. Motor runs but nothing happens in forward or reverse


You can turn the shredder over (after unplugging the power cord) and see if you can pull the pieces out from under side.

Sometimes the motor gear teeth break off, and the motor just spins but wont go forward or reverse.
Hope this helps.

Feb 25, 2015 | Shredder Office Equipment & Supplies

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Shredder will not operate in forward mode.


Sounds like the bin might be over full. Switch machine off. Remove top section, or open door, Empty bin. Look at shredder blades to make sure nothing is stuck in them. When sure blades are clear put back together and then switch on.

Mar 18, 2014 | Royal 15MX Shredder

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Only goes in reverse


Lube might not be necessary. Unplug the shredder from the outlet. Lift it off the shredded paper bin and turn it over. It is very possible that you have a jam. If this is the case, remove as much paper as you can making sure that you don't use anything that could do damage to the cutter'shredder blades. Once you have removed as much paper as possible, place the shredder back on the bin making sure that it is aligned properly. One way of making sure is to check for any space between the shredder and bin. If you do have space make sure that you replaced the shredder correctly on the bin; you may have to turn it around 180 degrees. When you get the shredder properly aligned, use the switch (DO NOT USE PAPER AT THIS TIME) to switch the shredder from Forward (shredding) to Reverse. You may have to do this a couple of times so be patient. At this point the shredder should be working in both directions. If so, move the switch to Auto or the center position and try a SINGLE sheet of paper. If it shreds that piece of paper, then you have fixed it. Be sure not to insert more paper than the shredder is rated for. Also, unless it specifically states that it can handle staples, credit cards, etc. do NOT let any of these items run through your shredder.
If none of the above works, buy a new one - :)

Jan 10, 2014 | Techko SH1524CP Shredder

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Paper has wrapped around the cutting blades and is packed in tight. How do I clean this?


    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse. Pull on the jammed pieces as the shredder shifts between directions.
    • 3 Run the shredder in reverse continuously once the paper jam is cleared. Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

Sep 26, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Why is the fellowes blade still rotating even when there is no paper?


It is possible that a small shred of paper is lodged at the sensor underneath the cutting blade.
    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers or use canned air and blow the edges of the blades.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse.
    • 3 Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

Sep 26, 2011 | Fellowes Intellishred PS-79Ci Shredder

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How do I unjam my shredder?


Unjamming the shredder is sometimes complicated by what was put thru in the first place.
Run the shredder in reverse to pull out the offending material.
If there remains parts of the debris still obstructing the blades, run it forwards then backwards several times (like rocking a car out of mud)
If you need to remove the debris manually, UNPLUG the shredder first even though it has a safety catch when it sits on its bin.

Sep 27, 2010 | OfficeMax 0M96431 Shredder

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Paper gets jammed. Even shredding just one sheeet of paper. Clicking noise is heard before the red light comes on.


The problem was solved by putting some oil on the top of the shredder and running the motor forward and in reverse to coat the teeth. Thank you.

Oct 16, 2009 | Fellowes DM8C Cross-Cut Shredder

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Blades rotate twice but stop-motor continues to run, both forward & reverse mode its the same. Have tried to oil, unblock, run forward & back but to no avail. Can anyone help


Is the motor just humming after the 2 rotations? If you are over oiling the unit, tha shreds will soak up the oil and start sticking to the blades and begin growing a paper tumot in side the cutter shroud, whish in turn will start to slow down and jam the cutter asm and motor. Best to take apart and thoroughly clean.

Jun 01, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Shredder motor seems jammed


must disassemble feeder unit and visual check for jam. The debris may be a part of the shredder that has broken off.

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