Question about Fellowes DS-1 Shredder
This sounds like a switch problem. We know that the motor works and the gears are okay when the shredder will work in reverse. That leaves the main power switch and the paper sensor switch in the feed slot. Failure of either of these switches can cause your problem. It probably is not the safety switch requiring the bucket to be in place since this switch needs to be activated for the shredder to work in either direction. The sensor switch is probably a standard single pole normally open micro-switch but the main switch is another matter and would probably have to be purchased from Fellows. Anyone with electronics experience can probably disassemble the shredder and replace the switches. If the problem is the main switch, I would recommend replacing the paper sensor switch while I am inside the guts of the thing. Even if you have to take the shredder to a shop, I think the cost should be significantly less than replacing this shredder. It's at least worth checking out.
Posted on May 08, 2014
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