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Sticky Shredder Apparently somebody has run many (1000?) adhesive labels through our shredder. As you can imagine, the blades are now sticky and dull. Is there a standard solution to this sort of problem? Thanks for your help!

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The blades will have to be cleaned of the adhesive residue. A stiff bristled paint brush, toothbrush or brush that can get around and on the blades should work. Make shure that you disconnect the shedder from power prior to doing any kind of cleaning. You will need some kind of adhesive removal spray. I use WD-40 or Goo Gone (both fairly common and cheap) to remove the adhesives. There are a number of other products available (some more expensive than others and all claim to work best)and then there are some you wouldn't expect(like vinegar.) Be sparing in your application of remover and try to apply the cleaner only to the brush. The object is to clean the blades and try not to get clean all in and on the shredder. You should either try Q tips or some other absorbent swab to dry and remove as much liquid cleaner as you can. Hope this helps

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