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Motor smokes when shredding

Smoke is coming out of the top of the shredder when paper is being shredded.

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SOURCE: My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in it

Shredder drive gear is probably shredded - hard part to find or replace usually. Could mean a new shredder;-(

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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SOURCE: My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in itposted

If your equipment makes abnormal noise when you try to switch on again then gear problem is confirmed else the change over switch should be defective or there may be a open circuit in the change over switch connection I shall advice you to call the service engineer for fixing the problem else take safty pecaution to attempt repairs

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

SOURCE: Shredder stops in the middle of shredding and won't shred.

I have the same problem with my shredder. I opened it up and found one of the gearwheels had teeth missing. That is why the partial shredding could not advance further. I was able to remove the part and am now hunting for a replacement.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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Please call us at 1-800-945-4545

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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Seems it could be a problem with one of your sensors Fellowes Customer Service can easily and quickly diagnose your problem. 1-800-945-4545

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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