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No power to SPL-1506X

I have an SPL-1506X, and the power light doesn't come on when I plug it in.  When you switch it to auto or reverse, it doesn't do anything. I've only had it about 6 months, and it gets pretty moderate usage.

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  • PaulieS Jan 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. The unit comes with a one-year warranty (mine's older...) so I would get the receipt and return it to the retailer.

    If anyone else knows if there is an internal circuit breaker or fuse I can replace I would welcome the advice.

  • Robert Robert Jan 30, 2008

    I'm on my third spl-1506x shredder, and now have the same old problem with no power to unit. I seriously believe that there is an inherant design flaw with the electrical control of these units, and Staples should send out some kind of a fix for it. If the problem is due to periods of prolonged usage, the overheat lite should come on -- but this has never happened with any of the units. Where do we go from here?

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with a unit I purchased at office depot.I barely used this thing.

  • dlforbes Feb 16, 2008

    I have the SPL-1506X shredder and it too stopped working. No power light, nothing. I took it apart and found a 7amp fuse blown on the circuit board. Will go to Radio Shack and hope they have the right size fuse. Good luck to you as well.


  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    On my SPL-1506X, I am able to use my Reverse button, but I get no power on my Automatic button. Staples says that it appears to be a problem with the gears on the machine and says my 1-year warranty has elapsed. Could it also be a fuse problem?



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I had the same problem-one day the shredder worked, the next day no power. We checked the fuse and it was ok. There is a safety switch that has to engage with a plastic tab on the bin. For some reason it was no longer engaging. We put a piece of cardboard into the slot and now it works fine.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

  • theresa johns Mar 23, 2013

    Thank you so much was fixing to trash the shredder and now im glad i didnt .....thats all that was wrong, put a piece of cardboard in slot now works fine.

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    marlene jazak Jul 29, 2017

    where is the slot



If the fuse keeps blowing remove the Rectifier and replace. Just repaired my shredder for under $5.

The new part can be found at any electronics website (someone small, like radioshack will not carry the size needed)

the part number RS807 (8Amp Bridge Rectifier)


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There is a fuse on the circuit board, you should replace. If you are not getting any power.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

  • mrodrigue934 Apr 12, 2011

    Where is the fuse piece located?


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If you continue to blow fuses and are confident with soldering you can replace the Bridge Rectifier. It is located near the fuse and looks like a black rectangular box.

Remove the old one and solder in a new one.

Part number is RS807 (radioshack will not carry this part, try digikey or mouser)


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