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Schreder will not shut off automaticly.

I was told to check for paper around the eye or switch.
I did & it was clean, if that switch is bad how do you
get in there to change it.

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  • tchumbleys2 Sep 29, 2009

    I tried air & it did'nt help, I'll just have
    to do it manually.
    Thank you, Dale


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Try blowing some canned air down into the feed slot. No spare parts are available.

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