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Shredder doesn't shut off after shredding; have to toggle the switch to "off"; likewise need to manually toggle to "on" to shred. Thanks!

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Need to clean your sensors that are located in the middle of the throat area. there are two of them. if cleaning doesn't do it, then they may be bad. clean with q-tip and iso alcohol.

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