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Safety Interlock "Switch"

One of the fragile ends of a gray panel that is under the shredding mechanism has broken on my TS 4500. I am looking for that part which is 10 1/2 inches long and I presume is the Safety Interlock Switch. The shredder will not operate without the switch. Where can I find a replacement?

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  • davidkwhite Mar 24, 2008

    BTW, mine is also broken, but I can still shred.d



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This is not the safety interlock switch. This flat bar keeps shredder paper from backfilling into the cutters. The safety interlock switch is a vertical slot on the body that a tab on the top fits into.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • Patrick Chodzinski Jun 15, 2013

    Any idea how to get the Head apart on a TS4500? Safety switch is intermittent and need to try to clean or replace..Any place where I might get a new switch?? Thanks



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Do you sell the safety interlock switch for the TS4500, model no. PS-067/B?

If you could take it apart, you could bypass the interlock. I would not do this if you have children, unless you buy a lockout box.

I would try and glue the pin with superglue.

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Just in case someone comes across this in the future looking for an answer like I did. I jerry-rigged a solution to keep my Tech Solution TS-4500 going as I'm in the midst of a major shred job. Here's how I jerry-rigged a replacement pin for the flap:
1) I straightened a coated paperclip.
2) Wrapped the two ends together in duct tape, fitted to the size of the insert on the top of the shredder that the pin goes into.
3) Snipped off the excess paper clip at the opposite end of jerry-rigged pin, so there isn't more metal inside the shredder than necessary. (Leave enough to attach to the flap [See next step].)
4) Duct-taped the paperclip to the flap to keep it in the correct position.
5) Inserted the hard plastic pin into its slot and then the jerry-rigged pin into its slot.
The flap is able to swing up and down, and I've had no problems using the machine and the machine has had no problems knowing when it's full and auto-stopping.

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I have read over and over the four-page manual for my TS-4500 shredder and I cannot find information about preventive maintenance such as oiling the mechanism and/or blades. Surely, there must be a means...

Shreddrs do need to be oiled approximately every 30 minutes or so, of continuous use. Any shredder oil will do just fine. Squirt a little shredder oil onto a piece of paper that you wish to shred & feed it through your shredder. That is all you need to do to keep it oiled.

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I have a TS2500 and it behaves in a similar fashion. It sounds like you may have a paper jam keeping the paper sensor switch turned on. The first thing to do is make sure that the container that collects the shredded paper isn't full. Everytime I fill mine up I have this problem. Emptying the bin and pulling the shredded paper from the bottom of the unit usually allows it to automatically shut off. If that isn't enough, make sure that you don't have a paper jam in the cutter rollers. The most important thing you can do is make sure the unit is unplugged before doing anything with the shredding mechanism.

Hope this helps.

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The first thing you want to check is the mechanical paper feed sensor. It is located in the center of the paper throat. A switch that gets pushed back when paper is inserted. Sometimes paper gets stuck behind it and you can jiggle the switch to work it loose. If that does not work try moving the basket around a little, this unit has a magnetic safety interlock switch located under center of basket. If niether of these help you please contact us at Fellowes Customer Service 800-945-4545.

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No Power!

Check and make sure the paper catch bin is locked into place.
IF the shredder doesn't see that the bin is in place, the shredder will appear dead for safetly reasons.

There is a possibility that the control board was cracked but the only way to check that, is to take it apart and check.
Good luck.

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It is a light duty model. Probably jammed the cutter assembly. Will it reverse? Try oiling the cutter. Drop a few drops of vegetable oil at various spots through the cutter.

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Replace the paper sensor switch

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The only solution with respect to safety is to order a new switch from the companuy that manufactures/sells this shredder, and mount it according to the manufacturer/sales company's instructions.
If you want to bypass the safety of the machine, just keep the cables (should be 2, + eventually a ground cable) open, or shorted, depending of the machine's configuration. Remember that this is on your or your collegaues own risk!! A shredder can easily bite your finger off!

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