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The machine will not always shred when you put a piece of paper in it. It works sometimes but doesn't work always.

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  • tracy_y_reav Sep 24, 2009

    No, actually I think I fixed the problem. I cleaned the little sensor window on the machine and it now receives and shreds paper. Before, it would not receive the paper.

    Thanks

  • A Miller May 11, 2010

    does the paper pass though unshredded on occasion, is this correct? If this is the case, it is time for a new shredder, IMHO. Tell me more ...

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You most likely have bits of paper scrap jaming the switch. Remove the power cord and look for any small pieces and pick them out. A small dental pick works well for this task.

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