Step 7: Reassembling the shredder
Like described previously, be careful not to cut yourself and remember that the grease is very nasty.
Put the bottom part of the housing on the top cover.
Ensure that the circuit breaker and the cable running to it from the circuit board don’t get damaged. The space is very tight.
Replace the mains cable strain relief into its recess.
Ensure that the shredder output of the motor and shredder assembly properly aligns with the opening of the bottom part of the housing.
Fasten the bottom part of the housing to the housing cover with its 6 screws.
Slide the shredder part of the unit onto the waste bin housing until the thread of the circuit breaker sits right on top of the rim of the waste bin housing.
Mark the position of the circuit breaker and make two cuts to either side of the thread into the waste bin housing.
Once your cuts are deep enough to allow the shredder top to fully slide into the waste bin housing, use a pair of pliers to break off the excess plastic.
Carefully remove the nut of the circuit breaker. Don’t push the circuit breaker into the shredder housing.
Fully slide the shredder top into the waste bin housing, attach the marking plate and replace the nut carefully.
Replace the screws which hold the shredder top and the waste bin housing together.
Test run the shredder with the waste bin inserted.
Remove the waste bin and try again.
The shredder should not work without the waste bin.
If it does, check if the safety switch got jammed during reassembling the unit.
Fix any faults before using your shredder on a regular basis.
If everything works, you now have a Staples Mailmate with a resettable circuit breaker. No need to replace a fuse any more.