How to unjam a paper shredder

If you paper shredder is jammed try some of these fixes

Prerequisites: A working paper shredder

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 - 15 minutes

Tools Required: Your paper shredder

Expected Outcome: Your paper shredder will no longer be jammedScreen Shot 2020-03-27 at 5.00.45 PM-1

Method 1

  1. Unplug the shredder
  2. Empty the wastebasket
  3. Set your shredder to reverse and plug it back it
    1. Check your shredders manual to find the reverse setting

Method 2

  1. Unplug the shredder
  2. Remove the shredder/top portion from the wastebasket
  3. Remove any jammed paper form the blades