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Fellowes Powershred C-480C does nothing. All LEDS blink once on power up then middle 3 LEDS on Sheet Capacitor Indicator blink on & off. No other lights on. No response from any keys. Motor, gears, chain and cutting blades all move freely by hand. Auto Start sensors cleaned, SafeSense over-ride on - nothing. Door open LED will lite when door opened but bin-full does not lite when its switch is tripped. ~Rick

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seems to be an issue with the paper feed sensors i suggest you call Fellowes customer service. 1-800-945-4545

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SOURCE: The "bin full" keeps on coming on

first off, fellowes has had problems with the bin full sensors that sometimes, can only be corrected by replacing them. however, there are two things to check. make sure it doesn't have a bunch of shredded paper hanging down from the cutters. that can trigger the bin light as the sensore are located under the head, but above basket. last, but not least, clean the sensors. they get paper dust on them after awhile causing same indication. if those two things don't fix it, it will have to have sensors replaced.

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SOURCE: Fellowes PowerShred PS 40 with defective switch

Its just seated together with the gear/blades housing ,

make sure you didnt miss one screw, then pry and pull upward its just stuck as the gear housing and blades are pressed in and seat firmly making it seem like its stuck , over time all that paper goo is also binding it up .

Heres a few sites that have gears another that has manuals you may have to call or email as not all parts are listed on website

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There are no spare manuals or parts,

Blow canned air down into the feed slot, then lube with Marvel Oil generously..

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SOURCE: shredder will shred about 3/4 of a sheet of paper

If your shredder has a feature where it won't run with the door open/shredder off the bin, you probably need to make sure that the safety is engaging properly. If the motor seems to sound very labored when it runs, unplug it, and check the blades to make sure there's not a lot of extra stuck in them. You may need to clean them and lubricate it with special shredder oil ONLY.

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