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I have a bosch AXT 2200 rapid garden shredder, approx

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I have a bosch AXT 2200 rapid garden shredder, approx 2 years old. Lately I have been having trouble getting it to switch on.
I have checked the safety knob is fully tightened but sometimes it starts up the first time the switch is turned and sometimes it can take quite a few attempts before the motor starts.
Occasionally the motor will start and run for a few seconds and the switch will switch itself off. These problems seem to be getting more frequent.
please help,
many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi Steve, I am Tech Michael a specialist expert in this field and I will be assisting you today. I am a Master Technician that's dedicated to giving you the best Answer possible.If you are new to the site, this is briefly how it works:1. We may need some back and forth to exchange information (if needed) and there is no extra cost for replying.2. I will give you the best possible Answer for your problem without the ability of actually being present with you.The better you describe the problem, the quicker I can help ;-)3. Remember to leave a Positive Rating ,it doesn't cost anything additional to rate kindly;-)I am only credited for my time and expertise if you rate kindly. Does your shredder get a lot of use? And does it sound normal when it runs, or has the motor gotten louder or seem to struggle once it actually starts to run?Thank youTech Michael
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, the shredder gets a lot of use for a but only seasonally so nothing too excessive, if also sounds normal when it runs and if it starts it runs and operates well.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Lately I need to hold the start switch in the start position until the motor engages but it is becoming increasingly hit or miss if it will start at all. Sometimes if it does start it can instantly switch itself off fir no reason, even before I start using it.
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for that info. This sounds like a bad connection in the power switch thats all.That switch has become intermittent which is a common issue. You could bypass that switch which woudl men it would be live all the time and not a safe way to do this at all and I do not recommend that for serious safety reasons!If you would like to replace that switch I can help. The best place to get that part is this link: They are excellent and once you have the part I will help you replace the switch;-) No charge for that.In any case, I will stick with you until this is complete.Please rate my service thus far.EXCELLENT (5 Stars) would be greatly appreciated.There is NO cost to rate Kindly;-)Also it is the only way I am credited for my time and expertise with you.Once you rate, I will be notified and will add your question to my priority list so you can reach me anytime until this problem is solved.Then you can reach me by simply replying to this message anytime.Thank you and have a nice day!Tech Michael