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My shredder quit working.

My shredder is froze up. I must have fed too many pieces of paper in at the same time. But now it's completely frozen. The motor tries to run, but nothing happens. It's been a while since I used any of the lubricant. I tried to remove as much of the paper as possible, using needle nose plyers.

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First thing you have to do is clear all jammed paper. Second..try running machine; if the motor runs and the blades turn put some shredder oil into the cutting blades as lubricant. If the motor wont run you have probably blown the pcb because of too much paper... to get replacement part call Royal at 1-800-524-0799.

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