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I have a NoviTech PS-064/B shredder. First nylon gear off the motor drive gear is stripped in one spot. The only two numbers I've seen for NoviTech [including the one that was on a sheet of paper that came with the shredder] are never answered. Is it possible to find parts for these shredders or simply not possible?

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SOURCE: REPLACEMENT INTERMEDIATE DRIVE GEAR FOR NOVITECH

Get me the model and serial number or just call Fellowes direct. They will sell you the part.
If not. Call me with the information and I can order it for you.
727-773-8973

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: NoviTech Paper Shredder will not feed paper forward.

Solution 1 worked for me. I unscrewed all 7 screws, pulled apart the cover carefully. Beware, there are wires attached. you can lay it side by side.

The activator is the white plastic thing. You need to make sure that it sticks out and as the paper goes from the top, through the cover, it hits the white activator.

At the end of the white activator, you see it has some plastic to push on the metal strip. This engages the forward motion. You'll here a click if you test the paper going through. This click is the sound of telling the motor to roll forward.

I think it got knocked out of place when I tried to insert a CD into it. Luckily, I didn't buy another shredder because of the Best Solution in this forum. So thanks for your help!

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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