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Durabrand model ps-712cdb crosscut shredder overheated

Hi there! My shredder overheat light is on, I turned the machine off and let it cool overnight, but the overheat light still comes on and it won't work. I lost my manual and can't figure out how to reset the thing. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • moonsailor Jul 06, 2008

    I just got this shredder for today and only used it for less than 10 min. The overheat light came on and waited for more than an hour and the light is still on.

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    overheat buttin wont go off

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    this is my second shredder...same problem in less than an hour....going back for refund this time...POS!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    took out of the box and pluged it in and the overheat light is on and will not go off. Anyone have any suggestions?



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