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Shredder won't turn off

At first cleaning the sensor works. Now nothing works except unpluging or turning the power off

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The sensors probably need replacing. Most larger Fellowes shredders come with a three year warranty. It will not hurt to use it the way you are using it.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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