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I have a paper jam. Reversing doesn't bring it up enough to grab it. Cooled it off. Reading about shredder oil. Haven't found it nearby. Can any other machine oil be used?

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Try graphite powder which you can purchase at a hobby shop or home builder supply - or try rubbing with pencil lead. However, I have also, carefully and observantly, taken the shredder head apart to release pressure on the teeth. After some of the stuck paper falls out, put it back together and try again. Be sure safety guide is in place so it work properly when you put it back together.

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My shredder stopped working in the middle of a shred. I have cleaned all shredding from it, but it still refuses to run. Is there a thermo cut off switch, and if so, where?


  • Shut off the shredder. Unplug it and let in cool down for up to one hour. This will work if the shredder has stopped due to excessive use.

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    Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears.

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    Clear extremely stubborn paper jams by grabbing the stuck paper and gently pulling it out. If smaller pieces of paper cause the jam, shut off the shredder and unplug it. When it cools down, carefully use a pair of tweezers to remove the paper bits.

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    Sharpen or oil the blades. Shredder blades need to be oiled on a regular basis to keep your machine in proper working order. Get oil made specifically for shredder blades from an office supply store.

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    Hi,
    Instructions
    Step 1 Shut off the shredder. Unplug it and let in cool down for up to one hour. This will work if the shredder has stopped due to excessive use.
    Step 2 Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears.
    Step 3 Clear extremely stubborn paper jams by grabbing the stuck paper and gently pulling it out. If smaller pieces of paper cause the jam, shut off the shredder and unplug it. When it cools down, carefully use a pair of tweezers to remove the paper bits.
    Step 4 Determine if the power supply to the shredder is working properly. If the power supply is cold, use an alternative source of electricity for your shredder. If it is warm, there may be a problem with the shredder itself. Call your office machine repair shop or the shredder manufacturer for assistance.
    Step 5 Sharpen or oil the blades. Shredder blades need to be oiled on a regular basis to keep your machine in proper working order. Get oil made specifically for shredder blades from an office supply store.
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    Remove as much paper as you can with a needlenose pliers or something with a good grip from both the top and bottom of the shredder than saturate any paper left in the machine with a vegetable based oil only do not use any petroleum based oil (may cause fire)
    Let that soak for up to 8 hours this should soften up the paper enough to let you power thru the jam as soon as you get power. You should be able to do a search online to find a customer service number for your shredders manufacturer. Good Luck!

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    Go to your local hardware store, and pick up a quart of 3 in 1 oil, shredder oil or some other light weight oil. (With the shredder in the off position or unplugged). Use a couple of ounces and Pour the oil over the paper that is jammed in the shredder. Use enough oil so it saturated the jammed paper. Wait about 10 - 15 minutes so the oil really soaks into the paper. Don't go crazy with the oil, and keep in mind what goes in, must come out. If you pour too much oil in the shredder, the exess oil will drip out. Don't worry about having oil in the shredder blade, this will help lubricated the teeth, and it will actually make your shredder blades last longer.

    Now try to turn your shredder on after the oil has soaked into the paper for 10-15 minutes. Hopefully, the paper that is stuck has gotten softer, and then it should pass the paper. If it still doesnt work, then, try some more oil on the paper, and then wait and then turn the shredder to the forward, and then reverse mode, and then back and forth.

    Hopefully your shredder will be unclogged by this time.
    Hope this helps.
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    Huge paper jam ( piece of a checkbook)


    Throw it out and buy a new one! staples won't replace this unit and your gonna have to take it apart and clean the gears.
    Also tell your employees to stop reversing the drive gears with paper inside the bucket it only reverses the flow and jams the unit.
    I would buy a cross cut shredder next time.
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