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I have a Staples SPL-TXC15A shredder that doesn't start when paper is inserted. The power light is on and it runs in reverse but won't start when paper is inserted.

I have cleaned the optical sensors on the input. I have done that before when it didn't shut off. I also cleaned the bin full sensors with no luck.

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You need to change the direction or travel switch. Auto will only work when the direction of travel is into the bin, but you probably know that. There is an interlock on it. Use a vacuum cleaner crevice tool and then the brush attachment on both sides of the head. If that doesn't work, my guess is that the forward reverse switch is faulty. You would need to strip it apart and check with a meter.

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