It was running but not actually shredding at the time it stopped. No bleeping as you get if the collector moves out. Trust this helps.
Never actually put anything into shred! Was running on "empty" so to speak It was near the end of the pile to shred so whilst the sweepings were being collected is literary stopped. No motor grinding to a halt, no gearbox blowing up , was as if somebody switched it off. Power is all there, if collection box pulled out it will still beep at you if you try to start it, collection box back in, lights indicate AOK, push green button - nothing. First though is motor burnt out or any control electronics (if any) failed. No smoke or burnt electrics smell.
Thank you for that. I have taken off the fan guard and then collector interlocks. Mains wire run through this and then appear to go direct to PCB.
Have taken off cover to on/off/reverse switch with PCB underneath.
At this point where do I go to get to the thermal cutout assuming it is not part of the PCB?
Yep, I have a multimeter.