Why is my shredder jamming?

Why is my shredder jamming?

One of the most common reasons for a shredder jam is simply that too much paper was fed into the shredder at once. Once you clear your jam, try shredding a smaller amount of paper if this was the cause for the jam, the smaller second load should pass through with less difficulty.

How do you unjam a paper shredder Fellowes?

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.

What is a good substitute for shredder oil?

If you are using an old and/or out of warranty paper shredder, you can use canola oil as a substitute rather than purchasing oil. The oil produced by some brands is actually just repackaged canola oil so you can save a little money by using canola oil.

How do I unjam my Shredder?

How to unjam a shredder 1. Unplug the shredder 2. Empty the wastebasket 3. Switch to reverse 4. If the shredder jams in reverse switch back to auto/forward 5. Reduce the thickness of your load before re-shredding

How do I unjam a paper shredder?

Manually Unclogging a Stubborn Jam Unplug the shredder for safety. Remove the top “shredding” portion if possible. Use a pair of tweezers to pull pieces of paper from the blades. Cut curled-up pieces of paper with a knife, then tug them out. Use a screwdriver or a pair of pliers to remove stuck pieces of paper or plastic.

How do you unclog a paper shredder?

Spray a line of shredder lubricant straight and evenly across the shredder blades. Run the shredder in reverse for ten to fifteen seconds. This will distribute the oil and aid in unclogging paper from the blades. Run the shredder in the forward position for several seconds to see if the clogged paper is released.

How much paper can a shredder really shred?

This paper shredder shreds paper into such small pieces that no one will be able to put them together and figure out what is written on them. The micro-cut shredder can shred up to 16 sheets of paper at the same time. As far as the wastage is concerned, there is a bin with 8-gallon capacity so all your paper will go in there.