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SPL 1506X Shredder

Our shredder has quit shredding paper. The overheat/Overload light comes on when you put paper in to shred; there's a click when you insert the paper and the light comes on--seems to be the sensors?--the blades seem to be in reverse as it won't take the paper. We have cleaned the sensors, cleaned all paper out of the blades, but nothing helps. Any suggestions? or how can we fix this?
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  • spudpd Sep 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, exactly!  Sadly, my shredder is out of warranty.  I opened 'er up and cleaned all of the sensors, lube'd the blades, removed any bits of paper that were stuck in there, and the problem persists.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    SPL 1506X---After a few feeds, the red overload\overheat LED on this over-priced, over-hyped machine turns on and the shredder stops. I turn the switch off, wait a few minutes, and turn it back on. The green LED turns on, the red light goes off and the motor turns and turns and turns. It won't stop! I insert a paper to see if it's shredding, but all that happens is the overheat\overload LED comes and. It keeps turning anyway. And yes, I've checked to see if there are any obstructions in the feeder slots, but nothing. This machine is a piece of c**p!

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Have you looked for hidden staples in the machine. Sometimes they can be hard to spot.

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