Question about Office Shredders
Unit continues to run. How do I get it back to working normal.
I had the same problem with my Shredded. In the centre of the paper feed slot is a little sensor that detects when you put paper in, it breaks some sort of light beam that is connected to the motor circuit.
Over time paper dust gathers on this sensor, covering it completely and fooling the machine to think that there is ALWAYS a piece of paper being fed into the shredder, the result being that the motor just runs continuously.
Clear the dust from this sensor and you'll fix this particular problem - a toothbrush worked great for me - don't use it to clean your teeth afterwards :-)
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
I have an Ativa AT-MC1010S shredder that started running constantly. At first I just used rubbing alcohol and a Qtip to clean the optical sensors in the paper feed. But then that didn't stop it, so I took one of those cans of compressed air and sprayed around the sensors in the paper feed and that took care of the problem. Probably a build up paper dust after 2 years that needed to be blown out.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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