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Shredder makes a horrible sound when shredding.

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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Just put a lightweight shredder oil on some paper and shred the this a number of times this will get the oil down into the cutting shafts.

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Please let me know if it worked or not and also post a feedback / rating for me.
Have a good day.
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