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Fellowes Shredder keeps running

We have a Fellowes SB85 shredder that continues to run without paper in it. I know it' s a sensor issue but we can't figure out how to clear the sensor.

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John

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    unit will not power up. No paper jams, motor and gears turn freely.

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    power cord receptacle is pushed into the body of the shredder. How can you disassemble body to get access to it?

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    The Shredder does not light up. The electrical cord is plugged in. The door is closed. I don't know what is wrong with the shredder.

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    how do i fix this?

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You should be able to flip up the cd cover and visibly see the sensors in the center of the paper entry(look like little LED lightbulbs) Clean with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alchohol. This should solve your problem. If it doesn't you probally have a burned out sensor. call 1-800-945-4545 to check with customer service.

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