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Royal Shredder 1200MX model Motor is running but not rotating blades to engage cutting fed paper

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If the motor is running but the cutting blades are not turning then you have likely lost a gear/ or the teeth off a gear inside. You will have to open it up to find out which gear/gears are broken then you can contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts pricing and assistance.

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MY ROYAL CROSS CUT SHREDDER VF1012MX WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO FED MORE INTO SHRED. THE MOTOR RUNS BUT THE BLADES DO NOT TURN. THIS HAPPENED AFTER IT JAMMED AND I REMOVED ALL PAPER.


Most likely broken plastic gear inside...open it up to see which one then contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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I have a simple Royal paper shredder. Got paper stuck in it. Going back and forth the paper appears to be gone, and it grinds normally in reverse but going forward the green light is on but nothing will...


Does the machine even run in reverse???? Have you ever oiled the machine.???
Put some "shredder oil" onto the cutting blades while it is running in reverse then try running it forwards.
If you can hear the motor running but the cutting blades dont turn you will have to open it up to see what is broken.
For parts assistance you can contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799.

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My shredder overload light comes on immediately with only one sheet of paper inserted and it won't go.


Try running the machine in reverse and putting some shredder oil onto the cutting blades to loosen things up. Then try running the machine in the forward direction but hold the paper in the eyes but dont let it go into the shredding blades...see if it runs forward.!
If it will do this then slowly try paper 1 sheet at a time..but put some shredder oil onto the sheets of paper you are shredding.
If the overload light still comes on without even letting you shred 1 sheet of paper then you likely have another problem...maybe the motor or pcb..you can contact Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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I own a Royal ag 10x Paper Shredder — the cutting blades are packed with (unremovable) paper and the unit jams constantly, on even the smallest, lightest paper. Granted, perhaps I shredded something once...


If the machine runs...try putting some nail polish remover into the cutting blades while you run it in reverse...that might clear some of the "glue" then put shredder oilf onto the cutting blades for lubrication.....if its ruined give Royal a call at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

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Started shredding paper 4 sheets at a time. Auto function continued to run blades/motor even when paper was not being fed. Stopped using it and turned it to off position after several feeds (total of...


You should open the top up so you can see whats going on inside. take a good look at the pcb and see if its going "black" in any places(not a good sign) Remove any paper lying inside the unit...check and see if its paper, the pcb, or the motor that is "smoking"...have you ever lubricated the cutting blades.???
Once you determine where the problem is you can call Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts and prices if needed.

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My shredder quit working.


First thing you have to do is clear all jammed paper. Second..try running machine; if the motor runs and the blades turn put some shredder oil into the cutting blades as lubricant. If the motor wont run you have probably blown the pcb because of too much paper... to get replacement part call Royal at 1-800-524-0799.

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Some shredders aren't designed to shred anything more than paper. Credit cards, staples, paper clips and the like could have jammed it up. Try running the shredder in reverse and oiling the blades. More help with paper shredder oil here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Paper-Shredder-Oil

If you can't get the paper shredder up and running, it looks like you might have to pick up a new paper shredder. Paper shredders can be pretty cheap though, great guide to cheap paper shredders here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Paper-Shredders

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If the blades rotate then the paper should go in...just be sure the blades are turning in the forward direction and not in reverse.Also make sure you lubricate the blades with shredder oil.

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Did you ever put shredder oil onto the cutting blades?????
The blades can clog with paper dust and then it can't shred as many papges as it should or even jam completely...you should occasionally shred a sheet of paper with shredder oil poured onto the sheet.

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Try pouring some shredder oil into the cutting blades where you insert the paper then run the unit in reverse for a while. Then put some of the shredder oil onto a sheet of paper and try shredding the sheet of paper. Some lubrication on a x-cut shredder does not hurt.

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