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HAVE A FELLOWES P50 CM SHREDDER. IT STOPPED WORKING DUE TO THE THERMAL OVERLOAD SWITCH. AFTER COOLING DOWN THE MOTOR RUNS BUT THE GEARS DON'T SEEM TO ENGAGING

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you have a broken or stripped gear

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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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.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Fellowes Shredder Parent Part # 38605

If this unit is worth it to you, you can build your own gear.
Here is a link to get plastic repair materials to make plastic parts. This site also will have materials for repairing plastics.

Another possibility is to search Ebay for a unit like yours which has other problems. Never can tell... it may be there.
Make sure you ask for the model of the unit in your search (on the NET as well. The serial in this case is not needed.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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This is how a got my hard to fine gear!

Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Fellowes PS60C-2 shredder doesn't shred

there are two switches under the cutter area. 1 for sensing when your basket is full, (sometimes these bin-full flaps get stuck in the up position, energizing the switch) and the other is a switch that detects if your basket is installed. fellowes has modified these shredders so many times, that there are alot of different configurations. look for something that resembles a flap under the head and make sure its in the down position. as for the basket sensor, some baskets had 2 projections on the left and right top of basket. one may be broke. if so, you can "cheat" the switch with a screwdriver to see if thats the problem.

hth,
razors

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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