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Motor keeps running with the yellow light on and will not shut off.


it will shred but only after turning off and turning back on and putting paper in then I have to shut it off again. It is clean and no paper waste in the teeth.

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Re: motor keeps running with the yellow light on and...

Paper feed sensor is dirty, jammed or broken depending on what kind of sensor your unit has. I work with Fellowes machines but sounds like an issue I have dealt with on our machines. You should contact manufacturer for more detailed info on how to clean or unjam sensors.

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