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Staples shredder spl-exc8a

I got this 2nd hand and it is all jammed up. It overheats as soon as you run 1 paper through. I removed 6 screws on the back but cannot get it apart to look it over.

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Such appliances often have one or more hidden screws, hidden by control knobs/switches, rubber feet, stuck on labels, plastic plugs that need drilling and so forth. It is usual to find at least one screw is anti-tamper and needs a driver of an unusual pattern.

Dismantling many modern appliances need detective skills...

Domestic standard shredders produce a lot of dust and small paper pieces that must be periodically cleaned out if efficiency is to be maintained and paper is very abrasive and soon dulls blades causing the motor to need to work harder.

Once cleaned out a brief spray with a silicone dry lubricant will restore performance but leave it for a while after spraying to allow the flammable propellant to disperse.

Posted on Dec 01, 2017

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SOURCE: staples spl-710sh paper shredder stopped shredding

This exact thing has happened to my unit as well. Ive disassembled it to discover that 5-7 teeth on the gear that the motor drives have been stripped off. Unless the gear can be replaced (which is probably not worth the expense), then the unit is toast. Sorry. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: staples SPL-770M shredder with overheat light even when cool

Just a FYI: I had the same problem. Nothing appeared jammed. But I took the housing cover off and low and behold the rubber roller that turns the shredders had MELTED to the inside. That's why it wouldn't work. This happened while shredding a single DVD - something I had done effortlessly on numerous occasions. You may want to check to see if the roller melted or if some debris has jammed up inside the unit, like mine did often.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Runs continuous when turned on, but stops when paper is inserted

I owe this to a Steve-EE.

Mine was the LED where the paper feeds. $1.69 for a 2 pack.
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Posted on Jul 04, 2010

walesarumi

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SOURCE: spl-s2420 is my Staples shredder

Hello,
1. Press the "Reverse" switch on your shredder with one hand while gently pulling the jammed paper back toward you. This should free any jammed paper from your shredder. If it does not, go to the next step.
2. Turn your shredder off and unplug it from the wall outlet. Allow your shredder to cool down for at least one hour before touching the shredder head and gears.
3. Remove the shredder head from the wastebasket and pull out any clumps of paper in the shredder.
4. Use a letter opener or a pair of tweezers to remove small pieces of paper that you see in the shredder, and then use a can of compressed air to force out stubborn paper particles stuck in the gears.
5. Place the shredder head back on the wastebasket or canister and plug it back in, and then coat a full sheet of paper and the gears with shredder oil. Allow the oil to stand 15 minutes and press the "Reverse" button to test your shredder; this should remove any final debris from your machine.
If this doesn't help, please let me know for further directions.
Regards.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a staples spl-xc200d paper shredder. It runs on auto is that normal

If I understand the question then yes it should run on auto when the paper is inserted to be shredded. I have this shredder as well and mine is always set to auto.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017

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