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Constipated Shredder.....

April 17th, 2007 at 08:38 am

was the diagnosis by Hubby when my almost new shredder quit working. I was bummed, thinking I would have to buy another new one when I couldn't get this one to working. I saw some papers were jammed, unplugged the machine, and tried to clear it. I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't clear completely. Seemed okay to me. But Hubby went and got a screwdriver from my toolbox, took apart the motor housing, and found the entire housing completely jammed with little bits of paper. Nary a clear spot in sight. I have never had a shredder do this. I was busy doing something else, so he declared it constipated, removed a ton of paper, and put it all back together. Works like a charm now. So I didn't have to go into my household goods fund and get a shredder. And I won't let the paper get too full in the little container because unlike my other one, this shredder doesn't work well that way. Now, I can shred up the pile that accummulated recently. It would probably be better for me and the shredder if I figured out how to get rid of all this junk mail that comes here.....

5 Responses to “Constipated Shredder.....”

  1. Sunshine Suz Says:

    He-he-he...Constipated Shredder!!!

    On the junk mail---I just tear my name and address off of it, shread or in my case burn that part, and then recycle the rest of it.

  2. nance Says:

    THe Goodwill store I frequent usually has shredders. If I am in the market for one, any time soon, I will test one there and purchase it if it works well.

  3. JanH Says:

    Both good ideas! Thanks!

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sounds like your hubby is pretty handy Smile My shredder is really picky. I have to be careful not to add too much or it will 'panic & overheat'. Then I have to manually pull out the parts from the shredder. And let it cool down. Then, maybe, if I hope 3 times backwards & say abracadabra, it'll work again. What can I say, it was Free after rebate Smile I'm keeping an eye out for some good sales.

  5. yummy64 Says:

    Nice job on fixing it. Kudo's to your hubby

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