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I have a fellowes ds-1 with broken gear and fellowes say they cannot provide parts for it. does anybody knows where i can get this gear ? It's the gear driven directly by the motor? see photo

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SORRY but no one makes plastic replacement gears it is JUNK now

Posted on Dec 03, 2017


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SOURCE: Broken Gear

Got the reference 76300 and 76970 from someone who had similar problem.

Waiting for quotation now.



Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Fellowes Shredder Parent Part # 38605

If this unit is worth it to you, you can build your own gear.
Here is a link to get plastic repair materials to make plastic parts. This site also will have materials for repairing plastics.

Another possibility is to search Ebay for a unit like yours which has other problems. Never can tell... it may be there.
Make sure you ask for the model of the unit in your search (on the NET as well. The serial in this case is not needed.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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SOURCE: where can I get a replacement part Plastic gear

You can probably get it from the manufacturer ... but in my experience - by the time you get the part - IF you can get the part - get the top apart - install the part and put it back together, you have more invested than you would if you replaced it.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Nylon drive gear worn on one side

I have been told by the manufactutere that they do not make any replacement parts for their shredders. If it is less than a year old they will replace it.

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

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SOURCE: First plastic gear driven from motor pinion has

I have a simple solution if you can think outside of the box. When my gear stripped, I chucked away the electrics, and now drive the shredder via a crank handle on the side. It gives good excercise, and isn't difficult to turn with anything up to 6 or so sheets.
If you want to do this, open the machine, and remove the smaller gear at the opposite end of the drive (take off the circlip) to expose a hex shaped shaft. You can also chuck all of the electrics, and all but the two gears that are on the shredder shafts. Then cut a hole through both the top casing, and through the bucket, to line up with the shaft end and allow a 9/16 socket to pass through. When reassembled, there is sufficient room to drive the mechanism with a standard 3/8 drive ratchet, although you could make a fancier drive with a handle on.
Happy Days

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