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Overheated ativa shredder. How long does it take the machine to cool down on average? Our machine is 2 + years old. T-MC 1000. Thanks for your help.

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Small Shredders like these are not continuous duty machines.Meaning they are use for very very short time intervals. If it's "heating" up right away, the motor may be going bad. Shouldn't take 15 minutes to cool down after a short use period.
Here's a suggestion: Just before you run paper thru it next time, squirt some oil all the way across the cutting blades. Then run the paper. (Oh, and make sure you have some shredded paper in the basket to catch and absorb the excess oil) Good luck.

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