Introduction: Getting More Paper Towel From That Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

Learn how to get more than just a little bit of paper towel from an automatic paper towel dispenser.
I know that this works on the Georgia Pacific enMotion, but it might work on others too.

Step 1: Things Needed

You will need to be in a bathroom that has an automatic paper towel dispenser
And you will need to be in need of more paper towel than it dispenses

You will also need a hand.

Step 2: Tug on the Paper Towel

This step assumes that you have already waved your hand over the sensor to get paper towel.
The red light should be on.

If you wave your hand over it again, nothing happens.
But if you gently tug on the paper towel, the machine thinks that you ripped the towel off, and the light should blink.

Step 3: Wave Your Hand Again

Wave your hand over the sensor, and the dispenser dispenses more paper towel.

You can go back to step 2 if you want even more paper towel, but you would only be killing more trees.
Also, if the bathroom had a choice between paper towels and a air dryer, just use the air dryer.

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tonydoc made it! (author)2008-09-11

you can get these to feed paper towels by placing a walkie talkie next to the sensor and keying it up it will feed until you release

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LawrenceH4 made it! (author)LawrenceH42016-01-21

Ewoks cant reach the sensors :-(

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pcairic made it! (author)pcairic2011-06-26

A wake-talkie with wet hands?

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Aburame Shino made it! (author)2008-02-18

As Peter Griffin says (about those air dryers):

"These things never get 'em completely dry."

And right he his! =P I'll try this next time I go to O'Charlie's!

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hintss made it! (author)hintss2009-06-27

ever tried a dyson airblade. Those rule and get it completely dry.

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Derin made it! (author)2008-10-17

i already knew this trick

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Ben.land101 made it! (author)2008-03-13

you should add that when you pull on it it will make a click noise then the light blinks.

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jpmartineau made it! (author)2008-02-17

Interesting - but do you really need more paper to wipe your hands dry?

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-02-16

I do this all the time at Costco or whatever. Pull it really slowly, and it doesn't rip. Thanks for showing it here. Nice job.

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abzman2000 made it! (author)2008-02-16

yeah, I thought your instructable would be about the small slider switches, like dacker said

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dacker made it! (author)2008-02-16

...or you could do what I've done at work. Just about any small flathead screwdriver can be used to open-up the dispenser. I've used a small one on my Leatherman Wave. Once you open the dispenser, there is a small switch marked, "Short, Medium, and Long" (or S, M, and L.) Set the switch to medium (or long), then close the cover. No more wet hands!

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