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SHREDDER JAMMED ....SHUT OFF AND NOW WILL NOT WORK . bEFORE PROBLEM STARTED I WAS SHREDDING SOME ADDRESS LABELS .SELF STICKING ...DID THIS CAUSE THE PROBLEM AND IF SO CAN UNIT BE FIXED OR DO YOU THINK THE MOTOR IS SHOT....HELP SENIA JOHNSON

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Unless you are going to take the entire shredder apart, you are not going to be able to get to the blades unless you were going to pour some kind of liquid adhesive removal into the blades.
This wouldn't be my 1st suggestion.

One thing you can try is, go to your local hardware store and purchase a pint or quart of 3 in 1 household oil. With the machine UNPLUGGED. **** Also I would place some sheets of paper towels inside the catch bin to absorb any excess oil that drips out. **** Pour the 3 in 1 oil into the blades and let it soak in. I would start with about 2- 4 ounces, then wait about 10 minutes to allow the oil to soak into the labels. Plug the machine in and try running 1 single sheet through the shredder. With any luck, some of the labels will either stick to the paper or drop into the basket. You might have to do this about 3-5 times.
** Remember to UNPLUG the shredder each time you are pouring the 3 in 1 oil on to the blades just as a safety precaution.

I hope this helps.
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Possible door switch or the bag full plate under the machine jamed ot switch bad. Also All shredders need the wheels oiled with shredder oil now and then...

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Shredder Jams with more than 1 piece of paper thickness

I have seen paper shreds build up inside the cutter housing on this model. It grows into a big tumor inside and places a lot of resistance. You will have to take it apart and clean it thoroughly. Also, oiling the cutter asm.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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