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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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It is best to just replace it, parts are seldom made for non commercial machines like this

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Put a nice new spark plug in the engine and clean the carb with carb cleaner. Spray some cleaner in the carb throat, and put some liquid carb cleaner in the fuel tank.

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The shredder will not automatically shut off. After you have finished feeding the documents to be shreeded the machine contunues to run and you must manuall shut it off.

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.
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Schott ceran stove top from Sears, all burners are burnt and not able to remove burn stuff

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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.

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The paper is stuck in the shedder and now it will not turn on/off

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.

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Shredder is very sluggish

Yes they require lubrication

You can buy shredder oil from lots of office equipment suppliers

To see if it helps spray some WD40 (using the plastic extender) into either side of the opening where you normally put the paper.

Switch the machine on to run continually and give the blades another good spray

This should loosed up any dust which has gathered

If the machine picks up its pace then go buy some real shredder oil and use it before every operation

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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.

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I got an email from Fellowes technical support suggesting I use alcohol and a cotton swab on the sensors after unplugging it. That fixed my problem.

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Most likely the sensor in the insertion area is not recognizing a paper when you try to insert it to be shredded.

Try to clean out the gears, and oil the grinders.

Clean around the insertion area to remove any debris from around the sensor. (Be sure to turn it off/unplug it first!).

If you can remove the shredder head/grinders from the body of the shredder box, turn it upside down and clean it that way as well.

Sometimes the little pieces of paper get clogged up inside the gears.

I got some of the dust spray with the straw...inserted the straw deep into the shredder grinder/gears and sprayed.  I got tons of stuff out.

My motor/grinder worked perfect after I did all this.

Good luck!

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