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OUR FELLOWES CROSS CUT SHREDDER WILL KEEP ON RUNNING AFTER THE PAPER HAS BEEN SHREDDED. ARE THERE SENSORS THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE COVERED IN PAPER DUST?

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It worked!!! Now my Fellowes DM8C is working like a brand new shredder. At first, I cleaned the sensors several times and it did not work. Then, I disassembled the shredder head, removed the two sensors, cleaned them with a wet cotton towell, put them back in place, reassembled the shredder head and voilà! My shredder automatically starts when the sensors detect paper and stops a few seconds after the paper has passed through. GLEOSA

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If you look into the slot you feed the paper into, you should see a two little bumps that are facing each other in the center of the slot. These are the sensors that tell the unit to turn on/off. You can try cleaning them with a paper towel or long q-tip. If this does not fix it, then the sensors will have to be replaced. Most Fellowes machines have a 3-year warranty, you can call Fellowes at 1-800-955-0959 to see if yours is under warranty.

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  • gleosa Jul 02, 2011

    It worked!!! Now my Fellowes DM8C is working like a brand new shredder. At first, I cleaned the sensors several times and it did not work. Then, I disassembled the shredder head, removed the two sensors, cleaned them with a wet cotton towell, put them back in place, reassembled the shredder head and voilà! My shredder automatically starts when the sensors detect paper and stops a few seconds after the paper has passed through. LEO

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