Are you sure the saftety switch on the left side of the shredder is in contact with the small metal latch on the inside left side of the basket. The machine won't work unless the ssfety switch is pushed in.
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Small engines can run on anything supreme or regular, some say they can build up carbon deposits with the lower grades, but I have never seen evidence of it. I don't use additives as they can separate out in some cases clogging the carburetor over a few cool months. I add a couple spoonfuls of 10-40 or 30 weight oil to my gas even if it is not prescribed to protect the upper end under hard use. I like Pennzoil, Havoline, Valvoline since reading a lab comparison years ago. It will fire up anyway with a dash of oil mixed in. I use 10-40 weight oil for all weather use in mowers, chainsaws, weedeaters, chippers...
two ways, first take a light oil (3 in 1) and scribble a pattern on a piece of paper and pass it through the cutting heads do this a couple of times, this can be done as you shred just put a little oil on papers you are about to shred from time to time.
second, if it is a light duty machine, with plastic parts, then pass some waxed paper through the shredder to clean and lube the heads, this also works for your 3 hole punches.
I just fixed a similar issue. My AS702MX shredder fell off my desk while I was emptying the basket. When I tried to use it after that it only ran in reverse, not in auto/forward (it was not jammed). This meant that the motor was still working. Since this shredder is so old, no longer under warranty, and not working anyway, I decided to open it up. I unscrewed the 5 screws on the bottom (that's all), then the plastic covering opened up. While looking at the shredder from the top (without the plastic cover) you will see a small black plastic trigger mechanism in the middle (this is what the paper hits to start the shred) this piece will push a copper filament onto the motor to complete the "auto" circuit. Well the fall had caused the plastic trigger to dislodge on one side... I popped it back into place and closed it up, and its working fine now. It was really simple to fix.