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Shredder runs in reverse only can u help?

Took apart, dont know what to look for nothing caught in it, no disconnected wires, any help out there?

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Make sure your paper sensor detector is clean....If so, you probably have a bade sensor...

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With the switch in the forward position, an (I) marked on the unit (R O I) for reverse, off, and on; the unit will not run unless there is paper put into it. This unit optically senses the presence of paper being inserted through the top. This way it can stay in the "On" position, and only operate when it is fed paper. This saves users having to turn on the switch every time. The unit keeps going a little bit after the paper is shredded, to facilitate multiple shreds, without damaging the machine by turning the motor on and off during a multiple shredding job. This unit has heavy duty serrated shredder blades, negating the need to remove staples.

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