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Does not operate

Plugged in, no light, does not shred, does not go in reverse.

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If you can figure out how to open the case, maybe a blown fuse. If it is the board, may not be worth repairing.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Reverse operation works, but won't pull/operate in

Try blowing some canned air down into the feed slot to clean the sensors.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Shredder suddenly runs only in reverse

I had the same thing happen to me today - I had just shredded a ton of stuff, emptied the bin 4 times - after emptying the bin the last time, all of a sudden it would only go in reverse. I pulled out my instruction manual and it says the motor might overheat and to let it cool down and try again. I let it cool down for about 1 hour, cleaned out the gears and dusted off the sensor and it started working even better than it did before.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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I switched the BLACK and WHITE wires with each other going to the shredder motor, thus when I switched it to reverse, it would go foward and shred. Its working now, only in reverse.

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