I thought I'd covered this in the previous post.. but looking back I see a continuity error:
So here's the deal.. the shredder died. After several hours of hard use, it was INOP. I'm hoping for a thermal fuse...
Next am... no such luck.. Tap *here* and the readly lite glows... but then feed it and it dims :-(
I took the shredder apart... fully expecting a blown fuse. But then my finger brushed a large cap and it moved as if it weren't connected.
To quote a line (switch to New Jersey accent) "*well there's you're problem!*"
Somehow the cap had broken one leg off the circuit board! I repaired it with a section of multi core, probably 12-14 gauge, wire soldered to fix the now broken trace.
So it's back in battery and ready for battle. So far so good. I shredded a veritable mountain today and it's still running. I think it's good.