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Powershred 380-c Shredder keeps stopping with the red trash symbol showing - which normally appears if bag is full or shredder is jammed. Even if I empty the bag and clear the shredding 'teeth' the same thing occurs - occasionally it'll allow a couple of sheets to shred - but will stop again soon after. Help!

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    I have oiled the shredder once a week and cleaned the teeth - removed the shredded material and the red trash bin light still lights up. I can override it but not happy that this has occured so soon after purchase. We are not heavy users either. This is a Fellowes C380-C.



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Possible door switch or the bag full plate under the machine jamed ot switch bad. Also All shredders need the wheels oiled with shredder oil now and then...

Posted on Jun 24, 2008


Thanks for the possible solution!

I had been looking after it by regularly clearing out the shredding teeth and oiling it but the issue kept kept reoccurring.

I ended up taking the shredder to a local service company and they ended up replacing the LCD PCB. Now it's working fine!


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