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The shredder has just developed a problem where, when inserting paper to shred, it will not automatically shut off. It has to be manually shut off. When you immediately turn it back to "auto" position, it is off until paper is inserted. Then it has to be manually turned off again. The shredder was purchased on 10/02/2010. THANKS!

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There are 2 "eyes" in the middle where you insert the paper ...give these4 eyes a clean, they may just be dusty/dirty.

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