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Will not shred

When you depress the power button, the light flashes and blinks. It will not shred. There is nothing jammed in the blades, and it has recently been cleaned, so there is no dust in it.

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Re: will not shred

I work with Fellowes machines so I am not familiar with this brand but it sounds like an issue similar to our safety interlock which tells the machine the bin is in place and ready for shredding you may have to contact manufacturer about this unless someone else here knows if your unit has a switch similar to this.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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To keep your shredder in top condition, the cutting blades need to be oiled every so often (for frequency, please refer to your owner's manual). We recommend using Powershred® Lubricant or a vegetable-based oil (such as corn or canola) in a non-aerosol container with an extension nozzle.

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