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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

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Why doesn't it work when turned on?

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I have had an Al-Ko garden shredder for some 20 years, which wasn't used often but cannot now be used at all because it stopped working.

It used to stall whenever it became clogged with woody fibres but turning it off and clearing it out usually sorted the problem. The last time I used it, however, clearing out the clog didn't enable the machine to run again. I left it to cool down, tried again and it still didn't work. I've opened it up as far as possible but there is no obvious residual obstruction.

There are no supplier-recommended service mechanics anywhere within many miles of my home and I've been unable to find any general mechanic to tackle the problem, which may be quite elementary.

Does anyone have relevant expertise?

Device:

Garden shredder

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open

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Original post by: DianaW ,

Title:

Why doesn't it work when turned on?

Text:

I have had an Al-Ko garden shredder for some 20 years, which wasn't used often but cannot now be used at all because it stopped working.

It used to stall whenever it became clogged with woody fibres but turning it off and clearing it out usually sorted the problem. The last time I used it, however, clearing out the clog didn't enable the machine to run again. I left it to cool down, tried again and it still didn't work. I've opened it up as far as possible but there is no obvious residual obstruction.

There are no supplier-recommended service mechanics anywhere within many miles of my home and I've been unable to find any general mechanic to tackle the problem, which may be quite elementary.

Does anyone have relevant expertise?

Device:

Garden shredder

Status:

open