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My shredder does not shred in forward mode only reverse mode. how can I fix it?

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Gene,

You would need to replace the motor in this, what type of shredder we talking here?

There is a lever that engages FW and reverse many times people jam these things and the lever also becomes effected. I would need the make and model and further details but it sounds to me its going to need a fix-in or a new shredder. I hope its not one of those heavy duty shredders because your looking on spending some cash there then.

Best of Luck

update me with make and model asap

Rulds2008

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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