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Our GBC 3220S shredder's gears won't turn and it makes a loud noise when paper is inserted. However, when run in reverse the gears spin and there is no loud noise. What could be causing this?

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There is a housing arond the shredding wheels, they get jamed with paer and break the screws holding this guard around the wheels. Not sure on that model if it has those gray plastic guards, and they are available...

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SOURCE: GBC Shredmaster 3220S stopped taking paper in and makes a loud,

Myi shredder does the same thing so I removed the screws to see what was going on inside.

What happened is the fan tail that spins when the shredder is in operation and cools the motor had broken off. I got some gorilla glue, adhered the fan back on, then let it dry for 24 hours. Replaced the screws, turned on the shredder on it worked just fine. The loud grinding noise stopped and the shredder worked wonderfully. I am looking for a replacement part because I don't trust whether the glue maintains its hold when the motor heats up after excessive use . Darlene

Posted on Oct 22, 2011

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Myi shredder does the same thing so I removed the screws to see what was going on inside.

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