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TS-4500 not working

Hi, I was shredding some paper (probably about 5 minutes) and then it decided to stop working. First I thought it overheated or something. So I unplugged it and let it cool down for like 4 hours. I plugged it back in but no luck. Any idea? I hardly ever shred, makes me a little sad that I have to buy a new one. Thanks in Advance

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    My shredder has for the second time stopped working. It will go in reverse but only a few seconds go forward. This is the second one I have owned because the 1st one I returned to Office Max for a new one. I either want my money back or a new one! I am very disappointed in this shredder. This shredder is for home use only.

  • nun25 Dec 07, 2007


  • dancermd Jan 13, 2008

    Oiled the cutter as suggested and still does not work. What now?

  • cml234 Feb 18, 2008

    This shredder worked one day and now there is nothing. The green power light is on but it will not go in foward or reverse. I tried plugging it into other outlets, but nothing.



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It is a light duty model. Probably jammed the cutter assembly. Will it reverse? Try oiling the cutter. Drop a few drops of vegetable oil at various spots through the cutter.

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