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The shredder does not work on auto setting. It works on reverse only.

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If it has a physical trigger that senses when paper is in the slot, the trigger might be stuck. Maybe there's a piece of paper or a staple that prevents it from moving freely. If so, be gentle when trying to free the trigger.

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