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Ts 4500 blades not moving

The motor will keep running but the blades are not moving, I have not been able to open the shredder to see what is going on. Any ideas?

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  • melio Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. I took the shredder apart and saw that the plastic gear that is run by the motor was broken and worn away. The motor works perfectly but without that plastic gear the shredder is useless. It would be a shame to throw away an otherwise perfectly good shredder. There must be a way somehow to order the part?

  • kellymartz May 13, 2009

    The motor runs but it won't shred paper. I need new gear bushings for a Tech Solutions TS6000 but have no idea where I can get the parts. Any ideas?



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Give these people a call

Winsource Industries
PO Box 2079
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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There is a plastic gear on the motor shaft that turns the shredder cutters. The teeth get destroyed after a couple of jams. Generally you can not buy a replacement gear and the shredder it junk.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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From the sound from your description, it is Probably a cracked gear or a worn bushing.

To get a better idea, you would have to take it apart to see what is going on inside.
Good luck

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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