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hi guys, my shredder stopped working.

all seems ok but i have a suspicion this component has 'blown', some questions:

what is it?

how do i test it? [i have a multimeter]

can i replace it if it is broken?

obviously the little motor could also have overheated, but lets start with this unknown thing...


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39 minutes ago, gabriel said:

what is it?

It's a 2µF (micro-Farrad) capacitor. If it was blown... you'd know. It would have a big hole in it somewhere. It's rated at 450VAC,  it's probably an interference suppressor of some kind, that is to say you could probably remove it and the device would continue to work... it will just cause more electronic noise.

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