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Kindly help in repair of my Fellowes FS5 shredder

My paper shredder motor is running but the cutting cylinders are not turning. This happenes after it has been overloaded with too many papers at a time beyond its capacity.

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You have a broken or stripped gear

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I have the same problem with this model shredder. I spent 1 hr to open it up, and confirmed the PLASTIC gear that turns the cylinders are destroyed! That is why even the motor runs like crazy, but the cylinder cutters do not move at all. Why the engineer didn't design to put in a metal gear? Is it more durable than a thin plastic gear?

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