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Try running a layer of aluminum foil between two sheets of paper. See if it shredds, If it does, do it a couple of times, then use shredder oil. It might help to both sharpen the blades, and to keep them sharp longer. It works on cutting blades for scrapbooking cutters and scissors...

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Nov 26, 2016


Normally, shredders do not require lubrication.

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Your cutters have spread apart this could be caused by overloading machine to many times or something may have cracked internally that held them in place.

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Oct 03, 2014


1. There is usually a small metal piece in the basket portion that has to hit the shredder when in place. If it gets bent, it won't line up and wont work. You can easily bend it to fit if that's the problem.
2. In general most people (like me) get all excited the first day of a new shredder. It will automatically STOP when it over heats. Don't worry, just wait until it cools itself long enough, turn it back on and it works again.
3. Aluminum in a shredder??? Never heard of that. sorry.

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Sep 18, 2014


Hi,
When that happened to me I just grabbed the paper and pulled very hard backwards and pulled the paper back out...then plugged it in a couple of times to jog it and it freed its self...

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Shredder Secure... | Answered on May 01, 2014


Home paper shredders tend to accumulate bits of paper that have to be cleaned out from time to time. With power off, turn the shredding mechanism upside down and look for scraps or wadded up strips. Sometimes only tweezers and persistence will get rid of all.

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Dec 18, 2012



Contact Michael Business Machines for your local dealer 1-800-223-2508

Good luck, Tom

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Dec 07, 2011


Probably more practical to replace with a new shredder. There are several standards though.
If you wiki or google shredder standards you can check this stuff out. So if you're doing crazy stuff and you need it shredded like Enron did then go with one of the new Federal Standard type shredders, otherwise risk electrocution or a small fix if you try to fix it your self - time / money in doing so as well.
Thanks!

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Jan 20, 2010


Hi, To Remove paper jam, follow the below steps ( I read in your last Question, that you have Paper Jam problem ) :- Shut off the shredder. Unplug it and let in cool down for up to one hour. This will work if the shredder has stopped due to excessive use. Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears. Clear extremely stubborn paper jams by grabbing the stuck paper and gently pulling it out. If smaller pieces of paper cause the jam, shut off the shredder and unplug it. When it cools down, carefully use a pair of tweezers to remove the paper bits. Determine if the power supply to the shredder is working properly. If the power supply is cold, use an alternative source of electricity for your shredder. If it is warm, there may be a problem with the shredder itself. Call your office machine repair shop or the shredder manufacturer for assistance. Sharpen or oil the blades. Shredder blades need to be oiled on a regular basis to keep your machine in proper working order. Get oil made specifically for shredder blades from an office supply store. If the problem persists, you need to call a professional to look at the machine. There might be an issue. Hope i helped you. Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009


Soak the jam with hot soapy water to dissolve the paper.

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Oct 12, 2009


sadly you most likely broke a gear.  Replace it.

Shredder Secure... | Answered on Mar 15, 2009


BIN IT AND BUY ANOTHER ONE NYLON GEARS CAN NOT BE FOUND TO REPAIR IT

Shredder Office... | Answered on Oct 19, 2019


You can use any type of container if you insert a small bolt into the hole at the one edge on the underside of the shredder. That is the location of the safety to make sure it is located on top of the basket.

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