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Paper Shredder blades do not turn, even though motor is running

I accidently put a small stack of 5 pieces of paper with just my address torn from junk mail into a Bosser Paper Shredder. It was on auto and the thickness and slick paper jammed the shredder, so it stopped turning and the motor stopped. I removed all of the pieces of paper and now the motor runs, but not the blades. They do not turn in auto, forward or reverse. Any ideas on repairing this problem? Thank YOU!!

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  • weas Jun 11, 2008

    Our shredder was working fine and then it quit. It did not run in any position, auto, forward or reverse. I have checked around all edges of the blades and they do not seem jammed. The unit just started again but only in reverse position so nothing will get cut. Is it possible to remove the covers/case and see if anything else is jammed where I cannot see it. When I push a piece of paper into the paper slot I can hear a clicking sound like something which would normally started the blades to operate. Any suggestion would be great. Unit is an Aurora AS662C shredder.

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Yes, it's the plastic gear that's shredded in this shredder. the drive gear on the motor is metal, as are the gears attached to blades. between is a single plastic gear which is chewed up the instant resistance is great enough. fabulous engineering. not a difficult fix, but where does one find the replacement part?

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  • tresyl Jan 04, 2011

    correct JUST FOUND THIS OUT - ON THE NET LOOKING FOR THE PLASTIC GEAR. This unfortunately is one way to sell a shredder - built in failure.

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The gear inside the shredder must be broken. This is the wheel that connects the motor to the blades. its much cheaper to buy a new one that try to repair this.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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