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We have a fellows ds7400c shredder and it started today it comes on like it is shredding paper but its not this is all day thing and it happens about every 10 minutes. i just took one back to sams that would not cut its self off. any answers on what to do or just take it back to sams

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SOURCE: Fellowes crosscut shredder does not shut off

The Fellowes shredder uses an optical sensor to sense the presence of paper in the throat of the unit. The possible cause is something blocking the sensor or worst case scenario the board that controls the operations of the shredder. You can look down the throat of the unit to check for an obstructed sensor or perhaps dust on the sensor, but be sure that the unit is unplugged. Hope that this helps.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2007

SOURCE: Fellowes P600C-2 Motor runs in reverse, but not forward

On mine a tooth broke from a drive gear. I am trying to find somewhere where I can replace this part.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Motor not shutting off in Fellowes Powerhouse C-14 shredder

this is an issue with your paperfeed sensor. You need to call Fellowes at 1-800-945-4545.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: It stopped working after a big shred. I suspect an overheat. How do I reset it?

it's overheated, after you turn on the shredder, is it working?
if not, that means your shredder's motor is death.
need to buy a new shredder.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Fellowes PS60 CC shredder jamming

You have guides or cutter assembly out of alignment. Take it apart and double check before reassembling.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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