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When "On", Royal 1620MX shredder randomly starts the shredding motor and runs until it shuts off due to overheating. Has anyone had this problem? Have solution?

Sometimes it runs for 15-20 sec, shuts off, and then starts up again until it overheats. I leave it "Off" until I shred. Except for random start, works fine.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Shredder stops after about 10 minutes

spray the sheddred wheels with wd40 or any lubricant

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Automatic Shredding

I personally work with Fellowes brand shredders, but it sounds like you have a paper feed sensor issue. This may be a mechanical or electronic sensor located in the center of the paper feed slot. If it is electronic it may just need cleaning(qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol. If it is a mechanical sensor check to make sure it has not been broken or it may be stuck because of paper that has become wedged behind it(you may need to jiggle the switch a few times to free it). If none of this works you may have a burned out switch or a bad pc1.gif board, contact manufacturer for more info.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Royal 10X confetti shredder

More than likely, there is a lot of paper debris jammed between the cutters and strippers. If you are handy, try the following.
Disconnect the power.
Disassemble the shredder from the lower bin to access the cutting head. Clear the head of all debris with a small screw driver or ice pick. Reassemble and oil the cutters with shredder oil, being careful not to get any oil on the optics. This should solve the sluggish problem. Oil on a regular basis, before every use.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: It stopped working after a big shred. I suspect an overheat. How do I reset it?

it's overheated, after you turn on the shredder, is it working?
if not, that means your shredder's motor is death.
need to buy a new shredder.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Shredder motor runs but gears are not engaging and

I have the same problem and upon removing the gears I found one that is plastic and worn pretty bad. Replacement parts can be purchased at 1-800-222-2310. Part # VF1012MX-08 Gear #2
I advise purchasing the metal one.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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I need to know why it takes 2 hours to shred enough papers before filling the catch box?It continually keeps stopping due to overheating. I am not using 14 sheets at a time because it can't handle it!


Manufacturers are often over-optimistic when describing their products.

Shredding paper creates quite a lot of dust that tends to clog up the works of the machine. They start off ok but soon start to slow down and lose power that can be restored by cleaning and lubricating the mechanism with something like a silicone spray or a dry lubricant.

The older the machine is, the more often it will need servicing to maintain peak performance. It is possible the thermal breaker in your machine is a little tired and very likely it isn't receiving enough cooling air to the motor - perhaps some vents need clearing or modifying.

Mar 22, 2017 | Royal Office Equipment & Supplies

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MY SHREDDER IS OVERHEATING


Significantly Improve the Manufacturer's Suggested Duty Cycle, from Intermittent Use: ON=6min / OFF=30min to CONTINUOUS USE

ROYAL PX1201

My comments below are addressing these 3 issues:

1 How to permanently fix the motor overheating

2 How prevent motor thermal shut-down

3 How considerably improve the duty cycle


I am sharing this info with you with the hope it may save you some time.
Did purchase this unit from Costco about 6 years ago, in 2010.
This unit is functioning well today except its motor was overhearing and going into automatic thermal shut-down.
The ROYAL PX1201 model # is PCUA: 29127H-FE ; the Lot # 111155925.
Had to open the motor enclosure quite few times for cleanup and cooling.
Note the manufacturer's recommended duty cycle is ON=6min / OFF=30min. Nobody I know has 30min time to babysit a shredder.

In thermal shut-down mode the motor would not turn in any direction.
Today I modified the ROYAL PX1201 by adding an external 12V DC computer fan for motor cooling.
Cut a fan-placement, round, 3.25inch hole into the shredder top, at the upper right of the paper-insert slit: ____O
External, room-air is being forced into the motor-and-gear enclosure at all times, non-stop.
The paper-insert slit provides the hot-air exhaust.
The fan is an ordinary plastic PC fan: 12V DC, 0.12A=120mA, XYZ=72*72*20mm ; diagonal=101mm (hole-to-hole).
Fan cost is around $5.- and the fan power supply was a separate 12V DC adapter.
Did not have time to electrically connect the fan to the shredder's internal power supply.

Today I used the shredder continuously for 8 hours with neither overheating nor thermal shutdown.
Did fill TEN 13-gallon plastic bags with shredded paper / hand compacted confetti.
On average I shredded 6 letter-size, normal thickness pages at a time / per feed, continuous feed for about 8 hours.
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How long does it take for a royal 1620mx shredder to come back on after 20 minute shutoff


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The green power light is on but the motor does not run either when you insert a document or when you try to run it manually in either forward or reverse directions. It has stopped in the past due to...


Have you regularly oiled the machine.???
If you dont the shedded paper pieces and paper dust generated in the shredding process will start to clog-up the cutting teeth( oiling helps clean this out ! ) ...if you dont do this then the cutting machanism gets harder and harder for the motor to turn, the number of sheets that can be shredded goes down..the motor overheats and the thermal protection kicks in stopping you from using the machine until the motor cools down. In extreme cases if the machine is consistently run without being oiled and the machine is constantly being jammed you can blow the PCB inside the machine. When this happens obviosly the only remedy is to replace the PCB.
You can contact ROYAL at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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If the motor doeas not run at all it probably PCB. If the motor does run but the cutting mechanism does not turn then you probably have stripped/broken plastic gears... open and check,...contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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If you can't get the paper shredder up and running, it looks like you might have to pick up a new paper shredder. Paper shredders can be pretty cheap though, great guide to cheap paper shredders here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Paper-Shredders

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Two possible problems;
  1. Teeth underneath lid are jammed; sometimes (especially after a long session) although the papers go through, debris builds up and can get caught in the teeth; to clear unplug and with tweezers or a tina flathead screwdriver, pull out shreds of paper still caught
  2. Motor is overheated; once cool, try it again (move switch to reverse to see if motor is still working). If motor is working, see Step 1 for a jam; some jams can be cleared by running it in reverse. Royal doesn't recommend "long" shredding sessions. My unit recommends sessions of 20 pages or less. If you try to overwork the shredder, it will overheat and in some cases, fry the motor.
I hope this helps answer your problem. Best of luck!
Greg

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