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Shredder keeps turning off and full light comes on but its empty. Have to keep opening and closing door to shred something

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Door switch possibly bad I am a shredder tech out of colorado. Call fellows at 800-955-0959

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There area couple of LEDs inside. One at each end of the black plastic housing. They have two mounting screws next to them. They are sensors and likely have dust on them. Wipe them off and you are done. Absolutely free!

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    There area couple of LEDs inside. One at each end of the black plastic housing. They have two mounting screws next to them. They are sensors and likely have dust on them. Wipe them off and you are done. Absolutely free!

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there are three switches on most shredders that can cause them to stop.
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then its a safe bet to say that it has to do with the switch that tells the shredder that the bag is full (when you take out the bag you can see a metal flap hanging down at the back of the top opening)
the way that the shreddings fall can often trip the swtich that tells the shredder that the bag is full, shake the bag a bit so the paper resettles that often fixes it.

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At this time, the machine maybe reading as full because the paper backup inside the machine.

you have few screws that holds the base and the top cover.

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I lived with the problem for 6+ Months -- drove me NUTS -- Today, I called Fellows -- Spoke to "JoAnn"... She said this works 80% of the time...
Pull out the bin -- put your foot inside to hold the shredder down -- pull up on the top of the shredder -- you WILL hear a POP as the plastic top disengages from the bottom but TRUST ME THIS IS OK! -- take off this top section (which houses the blades) -- flip it over -- you will see 6 screws total but it is the sets of 2 screws close together to focus on -- right next to the screws you will see a tiny glass sensor -- use a q-tip and alcohol to give them a wipe -- press the top back on -- bin back in -- you are DONE -- This took me less than 1 minute and it works as it did the day I got it! Go shred something!  :)

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