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Replacing drive motor

I cannot separate the motor from the gearbox. Should the gearbox just pull off the motor shaft?

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There are no adjustments for this machine. Chances are that the plastic gear that is driven by the worm gear has a spot that is worn down and when worm gear hits this spot, it does not drive . Replacing gear is the only remedy. Good luck.

Jul 13, 2013 | Fellowes MS-460Ci Shredder

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Shredder making a squelling noise

Royal shredders have a nylon worm drive gear that is designed to loose teeth rather than allow an overload to damage the whole gearbox. When the motor's worm drive hits an area where teeth have been removed it screams because it is no longer loaded!

This part can be replaced if you are handy with fixing mechanical devices and know how to safely do so. Spare internal parts can easily and quickly be ordered from Royal by calling 1-800-222-2310. I find their support people to be outstanding.

Oct 02, 2012 | Royal Office Shredders

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Blades do not rotate, motor runs

Something is stripped. Most shredders are gear driven from the motor to the driver shaft and onto the driven shaft. Check that the motor has not come loose from its mountings, the drive gear has not come off the motor or the gear has stripped. You will have to split the shredder housings to do this.

Feb 22, 2011 | Fellowes Office Shredders

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The aparatus that pulls the paper into the shredder doesn't work

Check to see if cutting shafts are turning in either forward or reverse operation. If not and you can hear the motor running the take off cover and check plastic gear drive train...probably something broken in there.

May 25, 2010 | Aurora Electronics AS662C Shredder

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No longer shreds. Probably overloaded. Looking

The punching holes/not shredding problem is caused by a collar that encapsulates the cutter shaft ends. Vibration causes the collar to fall off and the shafts to spread apart. The fix is to pull the paper bin out, remove the 5 screws holding the top assy., and pull off the top. You'll see the collar and the screws will be somewhere in the paper. Replace the collar and tighten all the screws at each end of the shredder assy.

Apr 05, 2010 | Fellowes DM15C Shredder

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160mx will come on but not pull paper

When you say the shredder comes on do you mean that the motor runs...if so can you see in the slot whether the cutting shafts are turning.??? If the motor is running but the shafts are not turning then you will have to open up the unit to see if you have lost teeth on a plastic gear...if so call Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

Aug 10, 2009 | Royal 160MX Shredder

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Gear attached to moter is broken

This is how a got my gear!

Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

Mar 26, 2009 | Office Shredders

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Paper stuck in the Fellows Paper Shredder

  1. Remove Shredder from paper catcher bin
  2. Remove shredder cover from shredding mechanism assemble (approx. 6 screws on bottom of cover)
  3. Separate shredding mechanism from bottom cover (may have disconnect circuit board from assembly and other wiring from switches , sensors, etc,)
  4. Remove motor gear cover (approx. 4 screws)
  5. Separate shedder main drive gear from motor step up gear by pulling gear out
  6. Turn shredder mechanism up side down to access the cutting blades
  7. Use an adjustable wrench to turn the main drive gear to see stuck paper
  8. Use a needle noise pliers to remove paper shreds
  9. Repeat step 7 and 8 until all shreds are remove and cutting mechanism move smoothly
  10. Reassembly before testing shredder
  11. If you remove only some of the shreds, the motor may seize up and strip the plastic gears from step up gear.

Feb 09, 2009 | Fellowes DM8C Cross-Cut Shredder

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Royal shreader pcua-29053u Damaged Gear

call royal spare parts department at 1800-222-2310 they will ship you a gear for about $6 + shipping

Apr 16, 2008 | Royal 10X Shredder

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