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Have to turn off manually

Shredder does not turn off when shredding complete. have to turn off manually.

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  • terrij Mar 20, 2008

    have cleaned the sensor to no avail. guess I have to buy a new one?

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Either there is a piece of paper that is jammed where the paper in sensor is located, or there is paper fibers covering the paper in sensor, or the paper in sensor is defective.

The paper in sensor is usually located in the center of the shredder where you place your paper. Once you locate your sensor, you can try blowing it out with a can of air that is used to clean your keyboard out.
Since the opening for the paper or the Thoat width is 9", the switch should be close to 4.5" towards the center.
To try to help you located the sensor, take a piece of 8 1/2 " x 11 paper and fold it in 1/2 Long ways. This will place a crease in the middle of the paper. With the power off, or unplugged, place the paper in the shredder and look around where the middle of the paper (crease) lines up in the shredder. You might need a flashlight to help you located it. It will either look like a slot, or a little black lever.
Hopefully you will be able to blow the sensor out and clean it.
Good luck.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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There is not a manual sensor on the P-45c. There is a electronic sensor on the P-45c

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If your equipment makes abnormal noise when you try to switch on again then gear problem is confirmed else the change over switch should be defective or there may be a open circuit in the change over switch connection I shall advice you to call the service engineer for fixing the problem else take safty pecaution to attempt repairs

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Shredder drive gear is probably shredded - hard part to find or replace usually. Could mean a new shredder;-(

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