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Red Light on, but no jam

When plugged in, the red light stays on continuously and the shredder will not operate in either direction. There is no paper jam. Unit is not over heated, since I can re-plu in a day later with the same issue. When I push the forward/on button, the green light comes on, but the red light remains, and the motor never starts. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    I have a Fellowes PS-65C shredder. It stopped, all the lights are on. I have to buy another larger shredder but I won't buy Fellowes again unless I get an answer to this problem.

  • scrumpski Aug 02, 2008

    I have a Fellowes MS 7C just purchased with the past two months. It will only run if the forward button is pushed and only immediately after the on switch is turned on. Once finished with shredding (even one page) the red light goes on and the machine will not operate.



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Your problem is probally with the safety interlock switch on your machine. On the PS-65c It is located on the right hand side of the unit. There will be a tab of plastic on the inside lip of the basket that goes into a slot on shredder head. If plastic piece is bent or broken machine will not operate. If it does not appear broken make sure when you put shredder head on that it fits flush all the way around on the basket. If none of this helps contact Fellowes Customer Service at 1-800-945-4545 and we will be glad to assist you further.

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OMG that was a great solution! I duct taped an old used plastic gift card (cut to the right size) onto the broken section and it works!

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