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Shredder will not take paper in. We have to keep starting and stopping it. Back and Forth.

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Try cleaning the "eyes"... they are in the centre where you put the paper in...a soft cloth will suffice; if that dos'nt fix it then the eyes could be defective or the pcb could be defective;...you can call Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts availability and prices.

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Why won't shredder turn off automatically?


turn off and unplug; then turn over to see if there is any paper jammed in the shredder. MAKE SURE YOU TURN OFF AND UNPLUG BEFORE YOU WORK ON IT.

Clean out any jammed paper or plastic with a bamboo skewer or something like that. DO NOT put YOUR HANDS near the blades.

Jul 15, 2014 | Destroyit 2603 SMC Shredder

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Paper has wrapped around the cutting blades and is packed in tight. How do I clean this?


    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse. Pull on the jammed pieces as the shredder shifts between directions.
    • 3 Run the shredder in reverse continuously once the paper jam is cleared. Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

Sep 26, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Why is the fellowes blade still rotating even when there is no paper?


It is possible that a small shred of paper is lodged at the sensor underneath the cutting blade.
    • 1 Unplug the paper shredder. Empty the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers or use canned air and blow the edges of the blades.
    • 2 Place the paper shredder back on the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse.
    • 3 Make two passes across the cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

Sep 26, 2011 | Fellowes Intellishred PS-79Ci Shredder

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Royal 85x paper shredder: The shredder will start to shred but stops shortly after "grabbing" the paper. In order to get it shredding again, I have to put the machine in reverse, remove the...


Sometimes spraying shredder oil on the cutting teeth wil work.

You should shred paper with a light weight machine oil poured on the paper to keep the cutting teeth working freely.

Good luck.

P.S. If this doesn't work then just take the head off and cleanj/lubricate any bearings you find.

Mar 23, 2011 | Royal 85X Shredder

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I have a simple Royal paper shredder. Got paper stuck in it. Going back and forth the paper appears to be gone, and it grinds normally in reverse but going forward the green light is on but nothing will...


Does the machine even run in reverse???? Have you ever oiled the machine.???
Put some "shredder oil" onto the cutting blades while it is running in reverse then try running it forwards.
If you can hear the motor running but the cutting blades dont turn you will have to open it up to see what is broken.
For parts assistance you can contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799.

Nov 19, 2010 | Royal VF1012mx Shredder

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My jaws shredder appears to get overheated every now and then and just stops running, is this normal? also, when I shred alot of paper sometime it will gets jammed and I have to go back and forth on the...


Remember this is a "consumer" shredder NOT a commercial shredder..... if you shred for 5 minutes you should give the machine 10 minutes for the motor to "cool-down"...it will not hurt if you also shred some paper with shredder oil poured onto the paper so that the oil lubricates the cutting blades...lastly; if the shredder is rated to a Max. of 10 sheets(as an example.)..you will have fewer problems if you only shred about 70 % of that number. ***Think of your car...it will go 100m.p.h.....but how long will it last if you drive it at its maximum speed all the time.????

Jul 17, 2010 | Royal Jaws Shredder

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Shredder doesn't want to shred in forward gear, have to Reverse first then switch it to On/Auto. Have to keep going back & forth between Reverse & On/Auto to get document shredded. Shredder is less...


Shredders became popular when the identity theft thing started happening and to save money they stopped making them with quiet, powerful induction motors and now it's almost impossible to find a consumer model without the poor quality loud motors that don't have enough to power to operate the machine once it's a little dirty. Anyway, unplug it, and you're doing this at your own risk, take the shredder off the trash can or its own waste bin and turn it over. If it's straight cut shredder you will probably be able to see the slot where the shredder paper exits the blade area. If it's a crosscut shredder there might be a door that will close over the blades to cut you from getting cut. Respect that, but open this door, and see if there's bits of paper jammed up around the blades. Wear some protective gloves and use pliers or some kind of tool to dig out the compacted trash, being careful not to damage or bend the blades. Now you should pick up some shredder oil from your local office store, or see link to order. Follow the instructions on the oil, and this will make your shredder run with a lot less stress. This is only a temporary fix however. In a couple weeks or months you will have to do this again. It's all part of owning a paper shredder. If you like it that much, look into buying a nicer model. You totally get what you pay for with a paper shredder.
Shredder Oil: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/285661/Office-Depot-Brand-Shredder-Oil-4/?cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Google-_-Shredder_Supplies-_-285661&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=plusbox-beta&mr:trackingCode=7646DB1A-EC81-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

Sep 16, 2009 | Shredder Office Equipment & Supplies

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I was shredding paper when it started making a loud grinding noise and wouldn't accept any more paper. I've tried running it back and forth, but it only goes, maybe half way, either way, and it still...


This is a very common problem. Go out to the hardware store and buy some silicone spray. With the shredder unplugged, spray a good amount of the silicone inside all of the teeth and try to get all sides.

Plug it back in and work it back and forth a few times. It should work better with less noise now.

Jul 24, 2009 | Fellowes DM15C Shredder

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My shredder keeps running and won't stop in on/auto mode


UNPLUG THE SHREDDER.

If this model has electronic eyes (optics) to control the auto-start/stop function and you oil the cutters, chances are the optics are contaminated with shredder oil. Take a cotton swab with a little alchohol and clean and dry the optics.

If you removed the top cover, it is a possibility that you disconnected the wires from the PC Board.

Mar 01, 2009 | Royal VF1012mx Shredder

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How to fix a stuck shredder


Go to your local hardware store, and pick up a quart of 3 in 1 oil, shredder oil or some other light weight oil. (With the shredder in the off position or unplugged). Use a couple of ounces and Pour the oil over the paper that is jammed in the shredder. Use enough oil so it saturated the jammed paper. Wait about 10 - 15 minutes so the oil really soaks into the paper. Don't go crazy with the oil, and keep in mind what goes in, must come out. If you pour too much oil in the shredder, the exess oil will drip out. Don't worry about having oil in the shredder blade, this will help lubricated the teeth, and it will actually make your shredder blades last longer.

Now try to turn your shredder on after the oil has soaked into the paper for 10-15 minutes. Hopefully, the paper that is stuck has gotten softer, and then it should pass the paper. If it still doesnt work, then, try some more oil on the paper, and then wait and then turn the shredder to the forward, and then reverse mode, and then back and forth.

Hopefully your shredder will be unclogged by this time.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

Feb 04, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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