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My paper shredder runs when I try to insert the paper but it does not feed into the shredder at all. Any idas of how to fix this?

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SOURCE: Rexel rdx1750 shredder jam

This is the available numbers for ACCO Rexel 0845 658 6600 or 01296 732466/732468 in the UK or you may contact by email mailto:informationeurope@acco.com and this is the web address http://www.acco.co.uk/

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

geemarie
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SOURCE: SPL 1506X Shredder

Have you looked for hidden staples in the machine. Sometimes they can be hard to spot.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

JayBlair
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SOURCE: UNJAM MY EMBASSY TS 60 SHREDDER

You have to remove the top cover. Look under the top and remove screws. Gently lift top and do not stress the connecting harness. carefully remove paper shreds. Unplug of course!!

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My shredder runs but won't grab the paper that I'm

Look down into the slot to see if the teeth are sharp. They should have little J-hook thingys that look like the teeth in your mouth. If it looks ok, give it some food to chew. If it burps it up, throw it away because its a junker and not worth your time.

Good Luck.

Posted on May 12, 2010

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SOURCE: NoviTech Paper Shredder will not feed paper forward.

Solution 1 worked for me. I unscrewed all 7 screws, pulled apart the cover carefully. Beware, there are wires attached. you can lay it side by side.

The activator is the white plastic thing. You need to make sure that it sticks out and as the paper goes from the top, through the cover, it hits the white activator.

At the end of the white activator, you see it has some plastic to push on the metal strip. This engages the forward motion. You'll here a click if you test the paper going through. This click is the sound of telling the motor to roll forward.

I think it got knocked out of place when I tried to insert a CD into it. Luckily, I didn't buy another shredder because of the Best Solution in this forum. So thanks for your help!

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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unplug it and then use compressed air (duster can used for pc's) spray this into unit and into teeth area. This should dislodge any unseen material.. (TIP - don't put any staples or clips in the shredder) even thou it says you can - this can cause a jam as well as not recognize paper. I recommend you get Shredder OIL to use 1 a month to keep your shedder in good condition

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My VF 1012mx paper shredder won't feed the paper in order to shred it. Green light is on but nothing happens when I put the paper in.


Does it run in reverse.????
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I just had this problem with my shredder. I think the problem started with a bin that was full. Running the shredder in reverse resulted in shredded paper being pulled up into the slot used to feed paper into the shredder. Some of this shredded paper was blocking the little plastic tab that activates the switch when paper is inserted, so the shredder would no longer start when paper was inserted. I emptied the bin and removed the shredded paper from the feed slot, being careful not to break the plastic "sensor" while removing the paper from under it. The shredder works fine now.

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Runs only in reverse


I just had this problem with my shredder. I think the problem started with a bin that was full. Running the shredder in reverse resulted in shredded paper being pulled up into the slot used to feed paper into the shredder. Some of this shredded paper was blocking the little plastic tab that activates the switch when paper is inserted, so the shredder would no longer start when paper was inserted. I emptied the bin and removed the shredded paper from the feed slot, being careful not to break the plastic "sensor" while removing the paper from under it. The shredder works fine now.

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