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4260X My shredder has a BAG FULL lite on when I try and shredder the paper. BUT THE BAG IS EMPTY. Can you help

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Check the switch (thin shiney metal strip on the side) is in correct position with full flap bar. A schematic drawing at GBC web site can help to locate these parts.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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