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Terry - Somerset

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People on this forum have a wealth of knowledge about non-woody thing so I thought I would ask here.

I have a Bosch AXT2000HP garden shredder that is about 20 years old. Working fine until yesterday until the motor stopped. I think due to weight and very quiet that it is an induction motor, not brush.

Checked fuse which was blown and replaced.

Now motor just hums and vibrates a little when switched on.

Any obvious places to look first (eg capacitor) . It's 20+ years old so I've had good value from it. Excellent machine and would be a shame to junk it for an easy fix!
 

tsb

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Could there be something jammed in the knives. My little chipper doesn't start if there are branches touching the knives.
 

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I'm with the blocked blade idea. It hums, maybe capacitor. But it vibrates, NOT a capacitor.

With the cable UNPLUGGED :shock: NOT just switched off, get in there and make sure it all turns freely.
 

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