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Shredder shuts off when shredding, and runs continuely when running

I have cleaned the leds after reading the suggestion for my problem with my shredder shutting down and indicating the bin was full and wasn't. That seems to work, but I am having problems now with shredder not shutting off now. It is a Fellows C-120-C. Any suggestions out there.

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Take a q-tip and clean the eyes, if that doesn't work you may have baad eyes or a bad board.

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The manual is little help but you can find it here:

http://media.homedics.com/IBs/bds/BD-10P_IB.pdf


Troubleshooting

If you have a problem with your shredder, check the symptoms and remedies below.

If you cannot solve the problem this way, contact Black & Decker paper shredders

Customer Service.

Do not open shredder head to attempt repair: It could expose

you to electric shock and will void your warranty.

- Check to see if bin is full. If bin is full, empty bin and

replace. Follow instructions under maintenance.

- Oil cutting cylinders.

Shredder squeaks, grinds or runs

below capacity.

- No action required. This is a self-Shredder continues to run for cleaning function.

1 or 2 seconds after shredding

has been completed.

Symptom Remedy

- Make sure shredder is plugged in.

- Make sure power switch is in "Auto" position.

- Make sure bin is fully closed.

- Check to see if either bin is overfull which could result

in a jam. If so, empty.

- If you are unable to clear the jam, turn off and unplug

the shredder. Slowly and carefully pull the remaining

paper out. Forcefully removing the paper is likely to

cause irreparable damage to the shredder.

Shredder does not start or stops

while shredding.

Paper jams.

HOW TO GET SERVICE:

Visit our website at www.blackanddeckershredders.com or call the toll free customer

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® SKU #BD-10P

Product Information

This product is designed to shred paper, staples, small paper clips, credit cards, CDs and DVDs.

It is not intended to shred large paper clips, continuous forms, adhesive labels, transparencies,

newspaper, cardboard or any other plastic other than credit cards. Using it for these purposes

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Maximum running time: 3 minutes

Automatic cool-down period: 30 minutes
Voltage: 120


If you have any questions regarding the product, please feel free to
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