OD1500 shredder Can they be repaired - if so by whom or is it best to get a new machine
I cleaned the top of my shredder using a kitchen spray. I dried it and it was clean. I turned on the power and noticed a small wisp smoke coming from a vent. I had left the power on at the wall, I pressed the shred button and there was a crackle and then bang from the switch. Now its not working !!!
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try spray silicon lubricant through the top of the paper shredder and also from underneath the machine.
most shredders have special paper that has lubricant in the paper and you have to buy it and run it through the machine after xxxx amount of paper shredding, i just use spray
BUT NEVER USE WD40 IT WILL GUM UP THE MACHINE
depending on what you have available, either a damp paper towel or alcohol wipe, or compressed air will work to clean the sensor eye located top at the center of the paper feed opening, you should see a little dot wipe, or spray these out well, then turn the machine off and back on again. built up dust from the paper causes the sensor to keep registering that there is paper coming in hence it won't stop on its own.
This is an industrial degreaser I used at work. Be careful with it as it will peel paint! But is does a great job cleaning the oven top. Spray, let it set a few and spray again. You may still need the scraper, but it will come clean much easier. Added TIP: Got one of those reusable filters in your window AC unit? Take it outside and spray it down with this full strength. Hose it off when you are done and it will look like new. I also use it to clean smoke residue and crud off of computers (caeses) for a fairly new look.
Try reverse, forward, reverse a few times. If thet doesn't work, unplug it, turn the shredding unit off and pick out whatever paper you can see, both top and bottom. Watch your fingers, the cutters are sharp.
I had this same problem after letting the machine sit for a couple of years with gas in it. What finally solved it for me was taking the screw out of the bottom of the carburetor bowl and cleaning it. I mean clean it. Carburetor cleaner or some other solvent helps but you've got to get the gunk out of that screw. It probably has an obvious "feed" that runs across the bottom part of the screw shaft. The "feed" that runs from this up to the carb is the tricky part. I needed something very fine and finally settled on a combination of strands of wire from a lamp cord. Try two or three strands twisted together and work it up and down with some carburetor cleaner.