I have a Fellowes Shredder that needs a new plastic gear. Fellowes tells me that they cannot locate the part due to the age of my shredder. The gear itself has # 38741 imprinted on it. Is there anywhere I can get this particular gear for my shredder?
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Re: Fellowes Shredder Parent Part # 38605
If this unit is worth it to you, you can build your own gear. Here is a link to get plastic repair materials to make plastic parts. This site also will have materials for repairing plastics.
Another possibility is to search Ebay for a unit like yours which has other problems. Never can tell... it may be there. Make sure you ask for the model of the unit in your search (on the NET as well. The serial in this case is not needed.
Call Fellowes and request your local service center's Phone number and they should be able to get you any part you might need. (if it's a current parts thats available) The phone number is (800) 955-3344.
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The problem is usually shattered plastic gears inside if the motor works but the shredder blades don't. My shredder has two shredded cogs. Getting replacements is not easy. The companies that sell these types of cogs, don't want to sell singly. If they were 10 bucks each, it is cheaper than buying a new shredder. There are YouTube videos on how to repair them with metal strips or epoxy adhesive.
Fellowes is a good make, so contact them direct.
Can I get my Fellowes paper shredder repaired or purchase parts for it? The majority of Fellowes personal shredders (small shredders that can fit under a desk) are repairable and will have parts available. If you would like to check your model shredder to determine if parts are available, please click the "Ask a Question" tab above, and advise the model of shredder, the shredder's serial number and a description of the part needed. The serial number will be located on the bottom side of the shredder head below the bar code.
and 'Ask a Question' give personal details, and that will give you details if spares are available
Here is a link where you can find a replacement: http://www.sportslinkup.com/shop/0-Fellowes-gear-1.html (Part Number 205993 OEM Fellowes Shredder Gear Kit for Model P-55C). They have the whole gear assembly. I need the same for my P-57Cs shredder (broken stage 2 gear
540307-1. Hope it helps, good luck!
Only solution - Don't buy a FELLOWES shredder.
It is ludicrous that they cannot (will not) supply a spare gear wheel when there are thousands of instances of them failing. Or even think outside the box - fit metal ones?