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Shredder suddenly runs only in reverse

I shredded a significant amount of paper recently, and now my previously reliable TS-8000 will not shred anymore. It does operate in reverse, but not "forward" Help....shredded too much paper and now my Tech Solution TS 8000 only works in reverse. I a have made sure no peper is stuck in it... and I carefully wiped the sensor with a dust cloth? ANy suggestions?

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    Damen Wong Jan 01, 2008

    Exact same problem as yours.

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