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Office max paper shredder switch

Shredder works in reverse but not auto mode. I took apart the shredder and have full access to the switch. When first depressed the motor runs but only for a quick second and then stops (even though the switch is still depressed). You have to turn the unit off and on again (auto mode) to get it to work again but it's only for the one second, not continous. Any ideas?

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If you are referring to the paper feed sensor switch in the paper throat it sounds like the pc board or switch itself may be bad. I could troubleshoot a little better if I actually had you on the phone. A Customer Service Rep can help you at 1-800-945-4545.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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