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My office Max OM01287 Shredder will only run in reverse. There appeared to be a jam in the cutters and with tiny tools and very careful grabbing I seem to have cleared the jam from tiny pieces of paper. What else can I do to clear this. I have tried covering the window and it continues to read full. It is empty.

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There is still a shred of paper jamming the microswitch that sets the shredder into reverse to avoid an even worse jam. Find that microswitch, usual;ly on the left or right side, activated by a plastic flap on the basket side of the shredder. Clear it. As you move the plastic flap up and down you should hear it click. No click, the switch is jammed.

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