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Hi there, I borrowed the shredder from work model ws1033 (dont know the make), it was going find untill it jammed. I reversed the shredding and retreived the paper this caused the shredder to overheat. The machine since cooled down I tried to continue with the shredding however the machine doesn't seem to work. I placed paper into the slot I can here a click indicating that it's turned on however the shredder wont work. The Shredder works when it's switched into reverse however nothing happens once switched back to auto. The lights are green the red overheat lamp is off. Is there a reset button somewhere? I couldn't find one.

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Check for stuck paper and remove if any. Then check if motor is ok with a multimeter and also main switch.

Posted on May 21, 2007

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SOURCE: My shredder stop shredding. has paper caught in it

Shredder drive gear is probably shredded - hard part to find or replace usually. Could mean a new shredder;-(

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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spray the sheddred wheels with wd40 or any lubricant

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Fellowes DS-1 Clicking Sound

it means that one of the gears is most likly missing or damaged teath

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Ensure the wastebasket is empty then move power switch to the REVERSE position. This will reverse the jammed paper out of the shredder. If shredder jams again, alternate control switch slowly between REVERSE and AUTO (l) positions to attempt to move jammed paper completely through the shredder. If the shredder jams in reverse mode, move the switch to AUTO (l), depress the manual forward button located on the center of the shredder head and allow to run for five seconds. If jam does not clear, move switch to REVERSE again and allow to run for five seconds.

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Follow instructions to oil your shredder;

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