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How to clear a stuck paper shredder

Paper jams are fairly common with shredders, especially if you put in too much paper at one time, run the shredder too long, or try to shred something you shouldn't. Always start by turning the shredder off and letting it cool down for at least ten minutes. Overheating from too much use can contribute to jams and other problems. In some cases, clearing a shredder jam is not that different from trying to clear a printer jam, except for the matter of the blades. Depending on the severity of the jam, one of these solutions should probably work:

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