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Royal VF1700MX Shredder Shredder runs in reverse but won't run forward. Not manually pushing forward button or in auto mode. Cutters are clear, gears appear to be OK. Runs fine backwards but not forward. Any ideas

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Sounds like you've either lost the "eyes" or the pcb inside...contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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