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Paper shredder jam

Some paper pieces are jammed in the shredder. Won't restart. Could it be a burnt fuse? Can you send a copy of the page from the manuel dealing with this problem OR do you have a solution?

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  • annette418 Jul 19, 2008

    I have a Fellowes P400C-2 paper shredder and I am having the same problem with paper jam. I can no longer us the shredder. The motor runs good and I don't thing there is no other problems with it. How do I remove the paper stuck in the sharp cutters?

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    Paper jammed in the shredder. Will not start at all

  • janeacaz Sep 04, 2008

    My shredder jammed and I got it unjammed but now my motor won't run. Is there a reset or fuse that might need set or replaced?

  • crisner195 Jan 06, 2009

    PAPER IS JAMMED. MOTOR RUNS BUT CAN NOT PUT ANYTHING IONTO OPENINGS FOR: PAPER, CD OR CREDIT CARD. NEED MANUAL FOR THIS TO RESOLVE. PLEASE HELP...

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Shredder will jam for two reasons

1 over load
2 bad cuttint blade

You will have to removed the screws at the bottom of the shredder. You will have to removed the head from the base. open the door and look under where the head is sitting. you will see two screws. one on the right and one on the left. Also look at the back you will see two screws one on left and one on right. After you removed the four screws, the head
can now be lifted from the base,

Removed all the screws that holds the cover. you will see the jam in between the blades. Try to removed the the paper by pulling the paper while turning the motor fan. NOTE! make sure the power is unplug.

Remember this: the machine will not start if you have a jam blocking the sensors.

Good luck

you can email me if you have problem.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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If you are really stuck Fellowes has new shredders that are really jam proof ... check out this link for more info ... http://www.fellowes.com/jamproof/
I have one and they work!

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