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Shredder overheats quickly and can only do 2 pages...

My shredder used to do 3 full buckets of shredding before it overheated. Now it will only do half a bucket and it says it's jammed every five seconds, even with only two sheets of paper (it says max 12 sheets). I used to be able to do 10 sheets or so at a time. What happened?

I run a nonprofit, all volunteer small animal rescue and this shredder is very, very important for us. It saves us hundreds of dollars in bedding each month, and we just don't have the money for a new one right now. Someone please tell me there's a fairly easy solution to this...

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  • GPGirl Dec 14, 2007

    How do I replace the motor? Do you know where I take it to do that? What kind of store?



    Thanks.

  • Thomasdee Dec 14, 2007

    I am having this same issue

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Sadly I wish I could.
You are in need of a new drive motor in the device.
That is the item kicking out the overheat.
Sorry it is either replace the motor, or the shredder.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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