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Red light on will not run in forward

Fellowes powershield ps55cc cant find the manual for the problem

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    i opened the shredder, clean the inside and coupled it back.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    Red light on and want run forward

  • AADS Apr 09, 2008

    I have the same problem, the red light is on and it will not run in forward. I emptied the bag, and cleaned it out with some compressed air, and still have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My Aurora AS1200X wont run forward, only reverse.

  • ars1952 Nov 05, 2008

    will shred one time and red light comes on. will work in reverse. checked tray and door sensor. is it the board or sensor eyes that are the problem?

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009




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Check to make sure the shredder is sitting on the paper bin properly. Most shredders have a sensor switch that disables the unit if it's not properly seated on the paper bin.

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There is usually a small plastic tab somewhere on the shredder basket, When the basket is inserted into the shredder, (or the shredder head is placed on top of the basket), the tab presses the safety switch, the red light goes out, and the shredder works. Be sure that - 1) the basket is fully seated into the shredder so the tab is pressing the switch - 2) check to see that the tab has not broken. Since they are plastic, they will break, especially if the tab is not alligned to the safety slot and you force the basket.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

  • stuart cole Nov 05, 2012

    is it possible to get replacement plastic tab



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