Shredder sounds like the blades are grinding together as it is shredding. Is there any kind of oil that can be sprayed on the blades? Otherwise its shredding o.k. just the noise is really unbearable. Any ideas what could be the problem
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It is possible that a small shred of paper is lodged at the sensor underneath the cutting blade.
Unplug the paper shredder. Empty
the shreds from the collection bin. Pull as much stuck material as
possible from the top and bottom of the shredder blades with pliers or use canned air and blow the edges of the blades.
Place the paper shredder back on
the collection bin base and plug the shredder back in. Rock the
shredding direction back and forth between forward and reverse.
3 Make two passes across the
cutting blades while drizzling synthetic shredder oil. Switch the
direction to forward to run continuously for one minute.
Lower two sheets of clean paper
into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and
debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.
You can't really clean the blades...however , a x-cut shredder should be lubricated regularly....try putting some shredder oil on a sheet of paper and shredding it...do this a number of times to get the oil down into the cutting blades, see if that helps.
If your shredder has a feature where it won't run with the door open/shredder off the bin, you probably need to make sure that the safety is engaging properly. If the motor seems to sound very labored when it runs, unplug it, and check the blades to make sure there's not a lot of extra stuck in them. You may need to clean them and lubricate it with special shredder oil ONLY.
sounds to me like you have a gear going or already gone out. You might want to take it apart and check out the gears. It's not to hard to take them apart or put them back together. Just keep track of how everything is positioned.
Did you ever put shredder oil onto the cutting blades?????
The blades can clog with paper dust and then it can't shred as many papges as it should or even jam completely...you should occasionally shred a sheet of paper with shredder oil poured onto the sheet.
Unless you are going to take the entire shredder apart, you are not going to be able to get to the blades unless you were going to pour some kind of liquid adhesive removal into the blades.
This wouldn't be my 1st suggestion.
One thing you can try is, go to your local hardware store and purchase a pint or quart of 3 in 1 household oil. With the machine UNPLUGGED. **** Also I would place some sheets of paper towels inside the catch bin to absorb any excess oil that drips out. **** Pour the 3 in 1 oil into the blades and let it soak in. I would start with about 2- 4 ounces, then wait about 10 minutes to allow the oil to soak into the labels. Plug the machine in and try running 1 single sheet through the shredder. With any luck, some of the labels will either stick to the paper or drop into the basket. You might have to do this about 3-5 times.
** Remember to UNPLUG the shredder each time you are pouring the 3 in 1 oil on to the blades just as a safety precaution.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if it worked or not and also post a feedback / rating for me.
Have a good day. Mac =)