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Re: Shreader won't turn off.
The paper sensor is stuck, actually a pretty common problem with many auto shredders. Basically the sensor for auto shredding thinks that there is still paper in the unit so it won't shut off. This can easily be caused by shred debris. Shooting some compressed air into the unit may help but usually it requires a bit more effort. Sadly, these guys can be quite hazardous to repair so I would not really suggest trying to open the unit unless you really know what you are doing.
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Remove the guard, remove the fan blade. Lay the fan on its back and drip 4 drops of 3 in 1 Oil down the spindle. Turn the spindle by hand about 6 turns and leave it overnight with the spindle upwards. The next day, run the fan with the blade off and see if the squeaking has stopped. If it has, replace the blade and guard.
If it is still squeaking, it is the bearing at the other end of the motor. That one is not quite so easy to lubricate and usually the motor would need to be fully stripped down, cleaned and lubricated.
The hand guard on the machine should control the chain brake, you should be able to firmly pull the guard fully back to the top hadle to load the brake, if the saw has been run for any time with the brake on there may well now be some melting of the plastic cover, this will mean a new brake complete required, you will have to lever the brake off the saw as best you can, it will be tight because the band will be clamped around the drum, this should only be done as a last resort if pulling the hand guard back does not work
OK first raise the cutting head. Loosen the screw that holds the guard in place and move out of the way. Find the spindle lock on the right hand side of the gearcase and turn blade by hand (UNPLUG SAW FIRST) until it locks. With the wrench supplied with saw put it on the blade bolt and turn it clockwise to loosen, it has left hand threads, remove outer flange and blade. Let me know it you need any more help