paper shredder heating up

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  1. samjesse

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    Sep 14, 2008
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    Hi

    I got this paper shredder intimus 155 which heats up after 5 minutes of interrupted use.
    I am going to open it, what do I look for besides the dirt and dust which may be accumulating?

    thx
     
  2. samjesse

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    Sep 14, 2008
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    I opened it and the motor is very hot. not much dust, the fan runs along with the motor once it cools down a bit only to stop again.
     
  3. samjesse

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    I turned the motor by finger and it is free and no load.
     
  4. Papabravo

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    Feb 24, 2006
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    Motors do run hot. That is quite normal, especially a motor running a gear train. Most shredders have a thermal sensor and will shut down if the inside temperature gets too hot.
     
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