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Have a Staples SPL-XC200d Paper Shredder. The 'add oil' light is on...but have added oil repeatedly. Does not need more oil. Have also unplugged overnight, thinking that would 'reset' the computer, no such luck. Shreds okay..just the 'add oil' is annoying. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    I have the same shredder, and was wondering where you add the oil and what type you use? Would mineral oil work? I lost the manual, and I can't find any info online. Did you resolve your issue with the "add oil" light?

  • metd01567 Dec 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. When I try to follow the instructions, the menu prompts with a "Maintain" button, but it also happens to be the same button used for ON/OFF. When I press the button, the unit turns itself off, but does not reset the lubrication count.

    Another mystery is that the "Lubricate" button does not seem to have a function. I tried using it instead of the "Maintain", but still no effect.

  • metd01567 Mar 23, 2009

    Son of a gun, the 5 second rule is the key. Thanks.

    I use shredder lubricant sheets from Staples. Just run them through.


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After you have added the shredder oil, you have to hold down the "Lubricate" button for about 5 seconds. This resets the counter and it will remind you to add oil when you have gone through about 250 more pages. Note: holding down the "Lubricate" button for 5 seconds will reset the counter and make the message disappear whether you add the oil or not, but it is highly recommended that you use the oil.

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I have the same shredder, and was wondering where you add the oil and what type you use? Would mineral oil work? I lost the manual, and I can't find any info online. Did you resolve your issue with the "add oil" light?

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  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    I found a the pdf manual on the Staples website. It has information about the maintenance of the shredder

    Here is the link:
    http://www.product-support-staples.com/P...


    Quote from the manual:
    "MAINTAIN will illuminate on the LCD after approximately 250 operations. Add the Staples recommended lubricant listed below. Shredder lubricants are recommended for your shredder and will lengthen the lifespan of your machine. Apply lubricants, then press the maintain button. This will reset the counter."


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You just need to push and hold the maintain button until the oil light goes off.

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