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Are Fellowes shredder bags biodegradable or recyclable?
Fellowes shredder bags are made from 100% virgin resin and no recyclable material is used; however, they are 100% recyclable after use.  Fellowes shredder bags are recyclable with a 04 plastic code.   As a general rule plastics are not bio...
Bin full light is on
Some home office/small office shredders have LED bin full sensors while others feature a bin full flap/lever on the bottom side of the shredder head.  These sensors can detect if paper has filled the basket. In ideal conditions, the paper shred...
Can I get my Fellowes paper shredder repaired or purchase parts for it?
Many of the Fellowes personal shredders (small shredders that can fit under a desk) are repairable and will have parts available. If you would like to check your model shredder to determine if parts are available, please click the "Contact Us&q...
Can I shred labels in my Fellowes Paper Shredder?
Unfortunately, no. While some Fellowes shredders are capable of shredding staples, paper clips, credit cards or CD/DVD media, no Fellowes paper shredder is capable of safely destroying adhesive backed labels. Using your shredder to destroy these t...
General FAQs for 200C, 200M, 150C AutoMax shredders
General FAQs for 200C, 200M, 150C Auto shredders.pdf
General FAQs for 300C & 500C AutoMax shredders
General FAQs for 300C and 500C AutoMax shredders.pdf
General FAQs for 350C and 550C AutoMax shredders
General FAQs for AutoMax 350C_550C.pdf
How do I oil the cutters of my paper shredder?
Note: Strip-cut shredders do not require oiling. Do not use any oil or lubricant that is dispensed from an aerosol container or that is petroleum-based. Use of such aerosols, oils or lubricants will void the warranty and could create a fire haz...
I have an older Fellowes Shredder with a detachable power supply and it has been lost/broken. Can I replace this with the universal power supply?
All Fellowes Personal shredders with a removable power cord (dated from the 90s or early 2000s), have been discontinued and the replacement power supply is no longer available. In the original product design, Fellowes Shredders with the removable c...
If I have a shredder that allows credit card shredding, what types of credit cards can be shredded?
ONLY plastic credit cards can be shredded. This includes standard magnetic strip credit cards as well as newer plastic credit cards with microchips (also known as EMV-Europay, MasterCard, Visa cards). DO NOT shred metal credit cards . Please note t...
Is Fellowes Shredder Oil, item 35250, environmenatlly safe?
Fellowes Paper Shredder Oil is environmentally friendly because it is non-toxic and completely biodegradable.
May I use an extension cord with my shredder?
Your shredder must be plugged into a properly grounded wall outlet or socket of the voltage and amperage designated on the label. The grounded outlet or socket must be installed near the equipment and easily accessible. Energy converters, transforme...
My shredder will not accept paper and makes a terrible noise. What is wrong?
Cross-cut/Micro-cut shredders require regular oiling of the cutting blades to maintain proper operation. Failure to oil the blades regularly could result in reduced sheet capacity performance, excessive noise during operation, paper jams and possibl...
Replacement Parts - Discontinued Shredder
Fellowes generally tries to order enough parts for any given machine that we will be able to supply replacement parts for approximately 5 years after the model has been discontinued. This will vary slightly by model (commercial machines will have pa...
SafeSense® Technology
To test SafeSense® move the power switch to the "on" position. The green ready light should illuminate and the shredder will run for a few seconds and shut off. This is normal. Simply touch the shiny chrome area around paper...
Shredder Running Continuously
In most cases, if a shredder is running continuously, this does not indicate that anything is broken. A majority of Fellowes shredders have 2 small electronic sensors in the throat of the paper entry slot. These are designed to work by shooting a s...
Shredder Stops Running While Shredding
There are several reasons this may have occurred. Review these troubleshooting options: 1) The shredder has exceeded the maximum continuous run time and requires a “cool-down” time. Wait 30-60 minutes to allow the shredder to cool off a...
What is the difference between cross-cut and confetti cut shredders?
Cross cut and confetti style shredders both cut the paper vertically and horizontally to shred sizes approximately 5/32" x 2" pieces of paper (this cut size varies). There is no difference at all between a shredder marketed as a confetti s...
What is the warranty on my Fellowes Paper Shredder?
All Fellowes paper shredders will carry a warranty to be free from defects in material and in workmanship for a specified time period. To determine the specific warranty on your model paper shredder, you will want to check your manual as the actual...
What is thermal overload protection?
Thermal Overload Protection is a feature in all Fellowes shredders to help prevent the shredder from overheating.  Most personal shredders will have a what is often referred to as a 'duty cycle' which is the recommended amount of time ...
Where can paper shredder accessories such as bags and oil be purchased?
Paper shredder accessories, such as oil and bags, can be purchased at most office supply retailers like Office Depot/Max and Staples (among others) as well as on line. The shredder oil is also available at most Wal-Mart and office supply retail...
Why does my paper shredder operate in reverse only?
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. On small shredders, the sensor is normally a mechanical sensor, which looks like a plastic bar or leve...
Why does the paper shredder motor run but it won’t accept paper?
This may be an indication that there may be damage to the gearing inside the shredder. With the motor running, carefully look into the mouth of the shredder to see if you can see movement of the cutters at all. If nothing is turning or they are tur...
Why doesn't my shredder turn on?
If your shredder is a small personal shredder that sits on top of a waste basket. It is possible that the safety interlock is not being engaged, which will prevent the shredder from operating. To check this, first remove the shredder head from the ...
Why is the red LED light on and my paper shredder won’t operate?
There are several reasons this may occur. 1) If you have a Fellowes personal shredder (small shredders that can fit under a desk), review these troubleshooting options. a) The wastebasket may need to be emptied. b) The shredder has a built-in safet...