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Shreder not turning on

I turned on my machine and the led didnot come on. the reverse works but you cant shred anything. I unpluged it for 30 min and still nothing happens

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  • debiniraq Nov 26, 2007

    Shredder runs in reverse, but not forward. The green LED light or red LED light never come on.

  • dickhead1 Nov 30, 2007

    will not go forward ,starts to shred then stops, overload light comes on. cleaned out any stuck paper, unpluged it for 30 min tried again still will not keep running. wil work in reverse no problem

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    Will not come on since after I dumped the bin. So, I unplugged for 30 seconds and replugged. Still will not come on. Then I cleared away any shredded paper that my jam the shredder and repeated the process and still the shredder will not come on. Please advise.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    Same Problem. When I turn the shredder on, the ready light changes from green to orange and the overheat light comes on - and the machine does not run. The reverse works. The auto feature hasn't worked since shortly after I got the shredder (VF1000MX). I cleaned out all the pieces of paper stuck in the teeth. I have always kept the maching oiled. I've tried unplugging the machine and plugging it in the next day, but it still does NOT work. I'd like to know if I should throw the machine out and get a different brand, OR WHAT? SRR

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    Power LED comes on but it does not work. It goes in reverse ok. Amy ideas what I can do?

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Where are the safety interlocks located??

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I cleaned out a paper jam in my shredder and now it will not come on in auto or reverse. What's the problem?

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I have the same problem with my C-14. Called Fellowes support. Had me clean the leds that tell the shredder is full to stop running. Cleaned with rubbing alcohol. They are still not working. So they say it is not fixable, but will give me a discount on a new one. Anyone know how bypass the led circuit?

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Sometimes small pieces of paper get caught in the safety interlocks preventing the machine from operating forward. My advice (YMMV) is to FIRST UNPLUG the shredder mechanism, then examine it closely from both sides for what looks like bits of paper wedged in cusps and corners or between things. Use a long, flat, skinny pair of rat-nose pliers to get out the stuck confetti.

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  3. ) empty out all the shredded paper (see 2 on diagram)
  4. ) check that the shredding jaws (both the entrance and exit) are clear of any shredded material (see 3 on diagram)
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Hopefully you should hear your shredder motor running. If it is switch it to automatic and try shredding again

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