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Huge paper jam ( piece of a checkbook)

The shredder is jammed with a big chunk of paper put in by accident, is there a way to take the top apart to remove the paper jam?

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I have a older Wilson Jones office shredder model A-900, the paper will jam even with only a few sheets at a time

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the shredder is jammed up and I can not get the paper out how can I fix this I can not find my paper for it so how can I fix it

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    put to much in shredder and it clogged

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Throw it out and buy a new one! staples won't replace this unit and your gonna have to take it apart and clean the gears.
Also tell your employees to stop reversing the drive gears with paper inside the bucket it only reverses the flow and jams the unit.
I would buy a cross cut shredder next time.
Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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