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Swingline 51110 electric stapler end-of-life: yellow, sticky, rubbery chunks fall out of stapler when shaken vigorously, and stapler fails to drive staples when cycled, or repeatedly cycles until thermal protector engages. The stapler is otherwise clean and free of loose staples. On my unit, the problem was caused by two large, half inch bushings decomposing with age, on which the "hammer" pivots. This in turn caused the aforementioned to become loose and misaligned. Visualize a 1/8 inch pin wandering around in a half inch opening on each side of the steel frame causing some wobble... Cycling resulted from the misalignment Interfering with one of the three microswitches inside. The case has plastic clips around the top and sides, but the bottom part is sealed above the storage drawer by adhesive, and there is a molded plastic pin midsection which glues the two halves together. The unit offers an interesting take-apart project and autopsy, especially for a three year old with an electric screwdriver. The circuit board was dated 1998. K9YMT
Posted on Aug 12, 2015
I have the same issue; however, there is some resinous material that came out of it as a result of my trying to figure out why it wasn't stapling anymore. Anyone know where I can take it for repair?
Posted on Sep 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Remove the staple cartridge, look into the cartrige area, are there any stray staples in this area, if so remove them, cycle the unit a couple of times without the cartrige in place, check the output end, any stray staples here? re assemble making sure you pull the first row ow staples even with the nozzle of the cartrige.
Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
There is a contact switch / lever on the staplers that engages the stapler when it is pressed. It must be stuck. locate the lever and see if that's the case, and release it if you can. just my 2 cents, because I'm a copier/fax tech -not a stapler expert :)
Posted on May 04, 2009
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