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Paper shredder gear is stripped.....replacements?

I have a Royal VF880 paper shredder and some of the mounting screws came lose (due to vibration, no doubt), causing one of the motor gears to become stripped and rendering the whole unit inoperable.  Any chance of getting a replacement gear?  Everything else is fine and it's easy to fix, but without that gear, it's useless.  I hate to join the throwaway society of ours!  Any ideas??

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  • dumox Jul 06, 2008

    Same problem precisely. The Royal 85x shredder jammed and the nylon or acetal gear is stripped after worm gear on the motor shaved it. At this point I would replace that plastic gear myself and reassemble to whole thing. Given the original cost and the inconvenience of the service depot it is not worth it to pay someone else but I hate to throw all that plastic and metal into landfill.


  • jwcva Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem on a Royal 1280x model. Took it apart to find not 1, not 2, but THREE screws had decided to leave there comfortable holes. All 3 were secuing a cage around one of the gears. I have to ask Royal - why not a dab of loc-tite on the screw threads if they are so prone to vibrate out... or is it a matter of not being tight from the start? Either way, seems to be a mfr problem.

    At any rate, I want to find out if anyone (previous posters?) has found a source for replacement gears? I suspect I have the same type gear that is stripped (two teeth) as the other posters since all other gearing is metal...

    Thanks for any input.



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Best bet is Royal Customer Service at 888-261-4555

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