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Omnitech 14 sheet shredder is jammed and won't take paper less than year old tried to call omnitech support and get no answer just recording that they are closed any ideas

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Unplug it, open it up and clear the jam, reassemble and give it a try, and try not to shred too many pages at once and make sure that you empty the lower part so it doesn't pick up already shredded material and jam up again.

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SOURCE: omnitech 10 sheet shredder keeps running constantly after a page or pages have been completely shredded. I have to stop it and start it manually.

Shredders have to be cleaned periodically to remove bits of paper that may be blocking the sensor that detects when paper has been inserted. If you turn the shredder mechanism upside down, you can see the bits of paper and, with power off, you can pick them out. I find tweezers are a useful tool for this

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