Introduction

This guide walks the user through process to remove the gears and the shafts of the Fellowes T7CM paper shredder.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Remove the shredder from the catch basket and place the silver side down on a flat surface.
  • Check to make sure the shredder is not plugged in to any electrical outlet.

  • Remove the shredder from the catch basket and place the silver side down on a flat surface.

  • Place the catch basket aside as you will not be needing it for the rest of the disassembly.

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Image 1/1: Remove the manufacturer's label in order to gain access to the hidden screw hole.
  • Flip the shredder silver side down and place on a flat even surface.

  • Remove the manufacturer's label in order to gain access to the hidden screw hole.

  • Locate all five of the case screws and remove them with a Phillips-Head screwdriver. The screws are located within the five marked circles in the photo. The size of the screws are 18 mm in length and head diameter of 5 mm.

The FIFTH screw is under the paper lable

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Image 1/1: If the casing is not separating, gently wiggle the top part of the casing from the bottom part of the casing.
  • Once all of the screws are removed, slowly pull apart the casing.

  • If the casing is not separating, gently wiggle the top part of the casing from the bottom part of the casing.

  • Use Caution during this procedure to prevent from damaging any of the internal parts.

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Image 1/1: Take note to how the trigger assembly is attached before removal.
  • Open the casing as shown to prevent tangling or damaging the wires.

  • Take note to how the trigger assembly is attached before removal.

  • The trigger assembly is one part and should come off all together with little to no force applied.

  • Remove the trigger assembly.

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Image 1/2: Remove the internal case. Image 2/2: Remove the internal case.
  • Remove the three screws holding the internal case to the external case. The screw length is 18 mm and the head diameter is 5 mm.

  • Remove the internal case.

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Image 1/1: This step may be unnecessary, but it will prevent the sensor from being damaged.
  • Remove the feeding sensor by unscrewing the single screw holding it. The screw length is 10 mm and the head diameter is 6 mm.

  • This step may be unnecessary, but it will prevent the sensor from being damaged.

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Image 1/2: Remove the gearbox cover to expose the gears. Image 2/2: The screw length is 34 mm and the head diameter is 7 mm.
  • Remove the six screws on the gearbox.

  • Remove the gearbox cover to expose the gears.

  • The screw length is 34 mm and the head diameter is 7 mm.

  • The screw length is 26 mm and the head diameter is 7 mm.

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Image 1/3: The larger gear located in the middle may require a screwdriver to pry off. Image 2/3: Remove the gear holder by unscrewing two screws that are holding it in place. The screw length is 14 mm and the head diameter is 5 mm. Image 3/3: Remove the gear holder by unscrewing two screws that are holding it in place. The screw length is 14 mm and the head diameter is 5 mm.
  • Remove the gears.

  • The larger gear located in the middle may require a screwdriver to pry off.

  • Remove the gear holder by unscrewing two screws that are holding it in place. The screw length is 14 mm and the head diameter is 5 mm.

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Image 1/2: Remove the casing in order to expose shafts. Image 2/2: Remove the casing in order to expose shafts.
  • Remove the pin in order to pull the casing off of the shafts.

  • Remove the casing in order to expose shafts.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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