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Shredder not working

My shredder will not run forward, but will run in reverse and the automatic feed is not working

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    Shredder won't work in forward position, just reverse.

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Though I only work with Fellowes shredders this sounds like a paper feed sensor issue. If your unit has a mechanical paper feed sensor you can try to jiggle it in and out to see if any paper may have become jammed behind switch. If the unit has an electronic sensor it may simply need to be cleaned with a Qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol. Sensor is usually located in the center of the paper feed opening.
If neither of these help your paper feed sensor or your pcShredder not working - 1.gif board has gone bad and you will have to contact your manufacturer for further parts availability.

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