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Will go in reverse but not forward. is the paper sensor bad?

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Blow some canned air down into the feed slot to clean the sensor.

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My Staples shredder will work in reverse just fine but it will not move forward, rendering it unable to shred anything.


They do this when they get dirty. There is a sensor that tells when it is full, the sensor gets paper dust on it and wont work in forward.
You need to clean it real well. If that does not help then the issue is something else like sensor failure.

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Only goes in reverse when paper is inserted


Shredders have three settings
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Manual reverse
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Better shredders also have sensors that turn on when paper is inserted. It sounds as if your is in reverse and auto start.

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My shredder runs non stop, when I insert paper to shred , it stops... I push reverse, it works , pull paper out and runs non stop.......


Sounds like a bad or stuck sensor, acting as if it is always seeing a peice of paper in it. Check if you can find it and maybe it is just stuck to the on position..

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Shredder won't shred. can't hear motor in the forward setting only in reverse


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There is a paper sensor at the throat of the machine that turns the machine on when it is activated by the paper when the paper is inserted. Something has happened to that sensor. Unplug the machine and remove the shredder head from the basket. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws at the bottom of the shredder head and open the shredder head. Look where the paper is fed into the machine and you will see the sensor. It may be unplugged/wire broken/sensor flag broken off... You'll know what to do when you identify the problem.

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Our Olympia paper shredder forward switch does not work but the reverse does.


Hello,

Move the power switch to AUTO (l) position and depress the manual forward button for five seconds to clear paper blockage. Make sure the paper is engaging sensor located in the center of the shredder opening.

Good luck..

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Doesn't work going forward only in reverse


sounds like you have a sensor problem. is it automatic reversing on jamb? if so sensor is defective, or there is a bind causing sensor to reverse only, a bent shaft could cause that

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It just sounds like a paper dust problem.

use canned air to completely clean all sensore.

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move the control button on top of the shredder to the oppoiste direction.

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Only runs in reverse


This is an issue with the paper feed sensor usually located in the center of the paper feed slot. If it is mechanical you need to jiggle switch in and out to free possible interference behind switch (piece of paper or debris) if it is an electronic sensor you more than likely have a bad sensor or pc board. You will need to contact manufacturer for any further assistance.

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Though I only work with Fellowes shredders this sounds like a paper feed sensor issue. If your unit has a mechanical paper feed sensor you can try to jiggle it in and out to see if any paper may have become jammed behind switch. If the unit has an electronic sensor it may simply need to be cleaned with a Qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol. Sensor is usually located in the center of the paper feed opening.
If neither of these help your paper feed sensor or your pc1.gif board has gone bad and you will have to contact your manufacturer for further parts availability.

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