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How to use GMC MX555 shredder ? no manual I cannot get machine to stay on is there a secret to starting it ?

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    not sure yet will try when the rain stops.


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A garden shredder functions like a mulch machine, shredding your plant parts into small pieces. You can then use this mix as nutrient-rich natural plant food and it can be added to compost heaps or planting soil. Unfortunately, you won't find it helpful without instructions that teach you how to properly use a garden shredder.

However this is a general instruction to start the machine. First spread out the tarp and place the shredder unit on the tarp. This will help catch the shredded material when it comes out of the bottom of the unit. Make sure you choose a level spot to avoid accidental tipping when operating the machine.

Press the power switch to start the garden shredder. Wait while the shredder reaches its full speed before you start to add the plant material.

Push your plant waste into the inlet feed chute on the top of the shredder, in small handfuls at a time.

Use the push stick to help push the material down toward the cutting blades.

Add shredded material to a compost heap or directly to your planting soil as desired.

Press the power switch to the "Off" position and unplug the unit when finished.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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Paper light stays on,but everthing looks ok. is it possible i can download a manual for this machine. thanks

Look up the company name online, go to support and you should be able to find it. also try blowing or using a vacuum to suck all the shredded stuff out of it. be sure to unplug it first. turn the shreadder head over and clean it out.

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Paper full issue

you can usually download the manual for these things online. just start with a search of the company. and go from there. it\'s probably just a sensor messed up or had a piece of paper covering it. some times the answer is as easy as unplug it, turn the shredder head over and blow it out or use a vacuum to suck it out. put it back together and see if it works.

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Today I bought a Fellowes shredder #W10C. The instructions show an on-off button on the back of the shredder. There is not one therefore the machine does not work

the machine has switch on front that has an I O R
I think there is also a lock out switch. the machine will do nothing until you put the switch on the I position and insert a piece of paper, then is will start up. O is the off position and R is for reverse.
good luck with this.

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When I turn the shredder on, there's a high-pitched whirring sound that's almost unbearable. There is no "pull" into the machine, and it turns itself off after a few seconds. Any idea what's up?

The high pitched sound may just be the motor running without driving any will have to take the top cover off (after you have unplugged the machine)...check and see if you have broken any of the plastic gears/ Royal at 1-800-524-0799 for parts help.......BIG SECRET....don't put so many sheets in at a time.!!!!

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Need owners manual for 2001 yard machine chipper schredder model #24A464B131

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Because your shredder shred almost to dust level. you may have paper back up inside the machine. you will not be able to see it unless you remove the head and open the cover. Or your main board could be bad. You have one main board that controls your shredder.

At this time, the machine maybe reading as full because the paper backup inside the machine.

you have few screws that holds the base and the top cover.

Good luck.

email me if you have problem

This is known problem with Hsm125...

Jul 21, 2008 | HSM 125.2hs Shredder

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Order main drive gear for geha paper shredder

This is how a got my hard to fine gear!

Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

Feb 18, 2008 | Geha Primo 2600 Shredder

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