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Bosch shredder AXT 23TC. Running fine but suddenly stopped.

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Bosch shredder AXT 23TC. Running fine but suddenly stopped. All indications are fine, green light on but nothing when "start" button pushed, (or reverse button). Purchased in Nov 2010, normal domestic use since purchase. Suggestions?
Hi and good morning,
sorry to hear that.
was the unit lifted off the pail then it stopped working?
or were you in the middle of shredding and it just stopped?
Thank you
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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.

Hi Nigel sorry for the delay, what actually happens when you put something in to shred? Any motor sounds etc, please be specific so we can help you effectively.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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.

Thanks Nigel for the great description!
The issue in this case is a bad thermal cut off.
Its inline with the motor. Do you want help with replacing that?
I will be here.
You will need some basic hand tools and open the unit up to check and replace this part.
Please let me know.
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Thank you Nigel and have a wonderful day!
Tech Michael
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


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?

Hi Nigel, do you have a meter for testing?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yep, I have a multimeter.

Thanks Nigel, look near the motor for a small component that attaches to the one of the motors legs, if you see one check it for continuity, also check the safety pail switch to see if that still works.
Please let me know.