Tips and tricks about using the shredder SHR3D IT

This page describes possible minor problems that may occur with using the SHR3D IT and how to work around them.

1. If the shredder compartment is difficult to open

Press the top cover down with one hand against the bulge of the shredding compartment and simultaneously push against the clamping bracket. Pushing means unlocking. If the bracket is unlocked, rotate the shredder compartment upwards.

Warning

Make sure the machine is turned off and the power plug is removed before proceeding with the next steps!

Place your fingers on the filter screen and press the clamping bracket with your palm to open the shredder compartment.

2. If it is hard to remove the filter screen

Has the machine already shred material? It may be that there is an accumulation of granules between the slot of the screen and the granulator compartment. Remove as much granulate as possible around the screen with a vacuum cleaner or with compressed air.

Warning

Make sure the machine is turned off and the power plug is removed before proceeding with the next steps!

Caution

Never use the Shredder compartment latch when the Filter screen is not installed

When replacing the Filter screen, always open the shredder compartment first. The reason for this is that the Filter screen can be mounted back into the machine a lot easier when the shredder compartment is opened than when it is closed. Furthermore, it is much safer to open the shredder compartment when the Filter screen is still in place.

3. If parts remain stuck in the hopper

  1. When several relatively large parts are in the hopper at the same time, they can get stuck in the hopper. First try shredding a part.
  2. The part to be shredded is too large and must be made smaller. This can be done with, for example, an axe, hammer or a saw.

4. If particles bigger than the filter holes are found in the collection tray

This is probably because the shredded part is very flat like for example the brim of a 3d print, so that it escapes between the slot of the filter screen and enters the granulate collector.

If this happens, throw the contents of the granulate collector back into the hopper.