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Our paper shredder won't automatically shut off

Our Staple brand paper shredder does not automatically shut off once the paper is shredded like it used to. The shredder is less than a year old. In order to make the shredder stop, you have to push the power button now.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Check for stuck paper and remove if any. Then check if motor is ok with a multimeter and also main switch.

Posted on May 21, 2007

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Replace the paper sensor switch

Posted on May 28, 2007

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SOURCE: My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in itposted

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

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

SOURCE: My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in it

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

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

SOURCE: Shredder stops in the middle of shredding and won't shred.

I have the same problem with my shredder. I opened it up and found one of the gearwheels had teeth missing. That is why the partial shredding could not advance further. I was able to remove the part and am now hunting for a replacement.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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there is a small switch or an infra-red sensor that sees the paper. Check it in the slot of the shredder.

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First lesson - NEVER put staples through shredder. Have you been able to remove the staple? Switch all power off, and then look at blade section. If still present - remove staple - may need magnet or tweezers. This should fix the problem, but if it doesn't it seems you may have some teeth out of alignment. This will probably require replacing the shredder bar by a technician, or a new unit.

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Blow out the sensors with some compressed air, Using a can of compressed air, look for the sensors that detect the paper and give them a blast or two, then try it, it may take a couple of tries.
This may also be a good time to lubricate the cutting heads, if it is a good machine with metal heads a light oil applied to paper then run through the shredder will pass the oil onto the heads.
A shredder oil or light oil like 3 in 1, these usually have a narrow nozzle to limit the oil flow, draw lines, do a picture or spell your name on the paper with oil and shred it. You have just serviced your shredder.
If it is a less expensive shredder with plastic heads, shredding a couple if sheets of waxed paper will pass the wax onto the cutting heads reducing friction.

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Shut off power and turn the shredder upside down. It is highly likely you will find shredded paper jammed in the mechanism, especially near the center where the feed sensor is located. A thorough cleaning should get your shredder operating again

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it could be that a paper or a staple is on the sensor and the machine wil not stop until it will be cleaned
its posible that a staple is on the electronic board and short the circuit

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I'm assuming that it automatically detects the presence of paper... .

By opening the drawer you're disabling it from the safety switch. (they dont want you to shred your fingers from the bottom) There is probably a small piece of paper holding the feed sensor down.

If you're confidant, unplug the unit and take apart the plastic cover. Do not remove anything inside. Look for the small switch between the blades which 'feels' the presence of paper. There is probably a small piece of paper wedged between the housing and the switch which would fool the unit into thinking it has paper that still needs to be shredded.
Carefully put your unit back together and happy shredding.
This may happen often, remember what you did!!!

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I personally work with Fellowes brand shredders, but it sounds like you have a paper feed sensor issue. This may be a mechanical or electronic sensor located in the center of the paper feed slot. If it is electronic it may just need cleaning(qtip dipped in rubbing alchohol. If it is a mechanical sensor check to make sure it has not been broken or it may be stuck because of paper that has become wedged behind it(you may need to jiggle the switch a few times to free it). If none of this works you may have a burned out switch or a bad pc1.gif board, contact manufacturer for more info.

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