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Hi. I have a Fellowes Powershred PS-70. The light was on, but I could not activate the shredder on any setting. I unplugged the shredder, and tried to find a way to open it to clear what I assumed was a jam. I cannot figure out how to open the unit (if there is a way!), but found a few bits of paper and part of a shredded credit card, which I cleared. I plugged the unit back in, and now not even the power light turns on! Other machines plugged into the surge-protector strip are working, so the problem is not external to the machine. Any thoughts?

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Shredding the credit card killed it.

Posted on May 04, 2017

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You should be able to flip up the cd cover and visibly see the sensors in the center of the paper entry(look like little LED lightbulbs) Clean with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alchohol. This should solve your problem. If it doesn't you probally have a burned out sensor. call 1-800-945-4545 to check with customer service.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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I used needle-nose pliers and regular pliers to pull out all of the jammed paper -- it took an hour but I finally got it. I never did find a release mechanism even after I took the top apart. Thanks anyway!

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Possible door switch or the bag full plate under the machine jamed ot switch bad. Also All shredders need the wheels oiled with shredder oil now and then...

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This is how a got my hard to fine gear!

Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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