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I have written on my blog ways to prevent shredders from jamming,

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Remove as much of the jam as possible then saturate any paper left with shredder oil or you may use any liquid vegetable based cooking oil from your kitchen. After letting paper soak for at least 7hours you should be able to power through the jam. If not call Fellowes customer service at 1-800-945-4545

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Shredder jammed and will not back up - how do I unjam it?

Carlo, unplug shredder, patiently use pick, scissors etc to remove stuck paper. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Sometimes the only effective way to unjam a shredder is to turn it upside down (with power disconnected) and pick out the jamming material bit by bit. It is a tedious, messy job.

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How do I fix the rollers that won't turn when paper is inserted in shredder?

That shredder is as weak as they come - it is probably a broken plastic part inside the mechanism. Recommend you throw it away and get the Amazon Basics shredder, your experience will be much better. Sorry.

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How do I get top off to clear Paper Jam on Fellowes PS-12Cs

In case of a paper jam , which may occur if the shredder is pushed beyond its specified capabilities, press the control switch to the off [O] position and empty the basket if full. Then:
1) Press and hold control switch in reverse [R] position and attempt to back paper out of shredder.
2) If shredder jams in reverse mode, press control switch to automatic [I] position and attempt to continue shredding operation.
3) If shredder jams again, alternate control switch slowly between reverse [R] and automatic [I] positions to attempt to move jammed paper completely through shredder.
If you are unable to clear the jam using this method, turn off and unplug the shredder; remove the wastebasket from cabinet and carefully remove any paper extending below the cutting cylinders; empty the wastebasket; insert wastebasket and repeat jam clearing procedure.

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On, Fwd, Rvs button has stopped working on my Shredmaster 75X. How do I fix this?

First check the power point is still working - plug in another appliance, like a table lamp. If OK check the fuse in the shredder cable plug.

The commonest reason for a shredder stopping is a paper jam, or running the shredder for too long. By 'too long', many shredders will cut-out after 5 minutes continuous working, and the sensor may take 15 minutes to cool down! Read the manual.

It maybe that the shredder cutters are jammed. Unplug from mains, and lift off top and place upside down. Use a small screwdriver and/or long nosed pliers to poke at any compressed paper wrapped around the blades - can take a while.

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The shredder was jammed and I unjammed it. Then after that it would not auto shut off. We are having to unplug it every time we want to stop shredding. I would like to know if there is a reason why and how...

Before giving up..
I'd suggest that you first UNPLUG THE SHREDDER. Then carefully inspect inside the paper input chute. There should be one or more small slots with spring contacts inside them. You may have jammed one or more of them permanently into the on position while clearing your paper jam. Especially if the jam was caused by and adhesive backed material in the shredder. If you see one of them jammed just manually clear it and try again. I doubt that the contacts have fused. That requires high currents. These sensors use very low current to make or break the contact.

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I have a paper jam in my shredder. How do I fix this?

Theory is that there should still be some paper sticking up that you can get a hold of.....switch the machine into reverse while trying to pull the paper back out.....if you manage that and it is still working make sure you put some shredder oil into the cutting blades and only run the machine at about 70% of its max. sheet capacity to avoid future jams and extend machine life.

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Our Aurora AS1712X paper shredder is jammed in a couple of places with paper so badly that we cannot free the jam and the tooth wheels cannot turn freely. Is there an easy way to clear the jam?

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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:

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First unplug shredder. You can remove the top and start removing paper. It can be quite time consuming. I can't remember if this model uses plastic paper strippers or not. If it does, they may have broken when the shredder jammed. They strip the paper from the cutters.

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