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Shreddrs do need to be oiled approximately every 30 minutes or so, of continuous use. Any shredder oil will do just fine. Squirt a little shredder oil onto a piece of paper that you wish to shred & feed it through your shredder. That is all you need to do to keep it oiled.
Cross cut shredders require more frequent oiling
versus the straight strip shredders. The more paper and use it gets the
more oil it requires. A good rule of thumb is to oil the machine each
time you change the bag.
Use only shredder oil designed for the specific brand of
paper shredder you have. Manufacturers design paper shredder oils to be
heat tolerant for the cylinders and blades, and they calibrate them
specifically for their machines.
Spray, squirt or run a bead of oil across the blade opening.
It shouldn't take more than a second or two to reach from one end to the
other. Any more than that may result in too much oil applied. Quicker
than that means there isn't enough oil to adequately lubricate the
Turn the paper shredder to "Manual" and run the gears in
reverse for a few seconds, then turn the shredder on "Forward" or
"Standard" mode. This ensures that you distribute the oil throughout the
machine, and going in reverse first forces some of the dripping oil
back up, and then the forward moving blades push it back through the
Oil a sheet of paper rather than the machine. Don't just run a
bead of oil across the bottom of the sheet because the paper soaks up
the oil and the oil may not reach all of the necessary parts. Instead,
spray the whole sheet, or run a zigzag line across the paper and
immediately send it through the shredder to oil it.
The phone number 1-800-639-3803 is on the bottom of my TS2550. It is . I called it today and did talk to a help desk person. Basically, they told me that my shredder was manufactured in China and they are only importers.
Hopefully thay can give you more help than they gave me.
This is not the safety interlock switch. This flat bar keeps shredder paper from backfilling into the cutters. The safety interlock switch is a vertical slot on the body that a tab on the top fits into.