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The machine will not turn off after we shred something. We have to keep the power off when we are not using it.

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  • opraytor Aug 06, 2008

    Thank you so much. We have tried cleaning it with rubbing alcohol and q-tips but realixed the sensor needed replacing. I just wish they sent me instructions with the part. :)

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I have a similar problem with the bin full light and understand I have to clean the sensors. The sensor you could be having trouble with is probably up in the feed slot area. Have a look at it with a flashlight and see if there is paper dust covering the sensor. I clean mine with a toothpick.
I haven't had much luck in finding an official description of where the sensors lurk, just trial and error.
Hope this amateur suggestion helps.

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