Why is my paper shredder only working in reverse?

Why is my paper shredder only working in reverse?

Why does my paper shredder operate in reverse only? This likely has to do with the Auto run sensor of your shredder not being engaged correctly. When shredding small documents, such as checks or receipts, be sure that you are inserting the paper directly over this sensor.

How do you fix a shredder that works in reverse?

The shredder will only constantly run in the “Reverse” mode. The trigger located in the center of the feed entry slot, which activates the shredder, may be blocked. To clear it, you would need to insert an index card or file folder (i.e. rigid paper or cardstock) in the center of the feed slot and apply force.

How do I get my shredder unstuck?

If your shredder cannot unjam itself, you will need to do this manually.

  1. Unplug your shredder.
  2. Remove the top shredding section.
  3. Use a pair of tweezers to remove all jammed strands of paper from the blades.
  4. Cut all curled pieces of paper.
  5. If plastic is causing the jam, use a screwdriver to clear the block.

How do you fix a jammed Fellowes shredder?

This is typically located on the top of the shredder.

  1. Set the switch to reverse mode or press and hold the reverse button for 2-3 seconds allowing the machine to work the jammed paper out.
  2. As the shredder is reversing, gently pull the uncut portion of the paper from the machine.
  3. Resume shredding once the jam is cleared.

Where is the sensor on a Royal paper shredder?

The activation sensor of the shredder is located around the center of the feed entry.

Why did my shredder stopped working?

2 Answers. It is possible that you unit has overheated. If you have been shredding papers for a long period of time or have been inserting large amounts of paper then your device may have overheated. Turn off your device and let it cool down for 30 minutes before attempting to use it again.

Can I use wd40 on my paper shredder?

The answer is no. This product is not designed to lubricate a shredder head properly. Like other oils, such as vegetable or canola, WD-40 would cause the paper to stick together, inevitably gumming up and jamming the machine.

Can you repair a Fellowes shredder?

Fellowes office/commercial shredders (large shredders that cannot fit under a desk) are repairable and parts will most likely be available. Please do not try to repair the shredder yourself or you will void your warranty.

How do you reset a Fellowes shredder?

b) The shredder may need to be reset. Switch it to the reverse (R) position for 2 seconds and then back to auto (I). This should reset it and it will operate again.