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It's a tedious process to clean it out. Most auto switch shredders use either a tiny little lever or an optical sensor in the paper feed slot. Usually removing the shred head, picking all the paper out and blasting all the dust out with air will clean it up. Then run a few sheets of paper with shredder lubricant (basically clean mineral oil) to oil the blades and it should be good to go again. Just be careful cleaning that cutting head. I've donated many drops of blood to office equipment over the years.

Staples Office... | Answered on Mar 14, 2015


RTM. Read the manual. If you didn't keep it, you can Google for one with your make, model and manual in the search box and you should be able to get a .pdf file of the manual which you can save to your computer. You're probably using the wrong size staples.

Staples Office... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


Staples actually sells shredder lubricant. It comes in a small squeeze bottle. You actually are lubricating the shredder teeth themselves to keep them sharp and prolonging their lifetime. You simply take a piece of paper you are about to shred, run a bead of the lubricant across the sheet and feed it into the shredder. Done!

Staples Office... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


It is the y to the x button, to the right of the EXP button. On the screen, the ^ will appear.

For example, 10 y to the x 3 will equal 1 000, 10 x 10 x 10.

Staples Office... | Answered on Feb 23, 2015


Is the basket under it full of paper? Most will not go on if it detects any blockage under the feeder. If that's not the issue its either a bad switch or a bad sensor.

Staples Office... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015


Information supplied with the shredder is limited to instructions for use.

Staples Office... | Answered on Dec 14, 2014


Hello, What is the make and model of this stapler? You will have to go to the operator manual or call the tech support of the manufacturer of the stapler.

Staples Office... | Answered on Dec 12, 2014


IF YOU LOOK INTO THE SLOT WHERE YOU FEED THE PAPER...GET A FLASHLIGHT ........IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SLOT YOU WILL SEE A TINY SWITCH. THAT THING SOMETIMES GETS GUMMED UP WITH GLUE FROM ENVELOPES AND SUCH... TRY SOME WD-40 ON THAT SWITCH... WITH THE MACHINE UNPLUGGED PUT PAPER IN THE SLOT TO MOVE THE SWITCH SO THE WD-40 CAN LOOSEN UP ANYTHING .... THEN TRY BLOWING AIR IN IT....
ARE YOU SURE THAT THE TOP OF THE SHREDDER IS SITTING FLUSH WITH THE PORTION IT RESTS ON??? THAT COULD ALSO MAKE IT NOT WORK..... OR IF THE BASKET NEEDS EMPTYING THE TOP WONT REST FLUSH ON THE BASKET.

Staples Office... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014


ck the switch itself , try to bypass it with direct power , sounds like it is burned out that is what happens to most shedders

Staples Office... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014


You can buy commercial products, or run some wax paper through your machine periodically. The wax will not gum up like oil and attract dirt.

Staples Office... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

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