Repairing Chipper Shredders

One of the downsides that come with chipper shredder ownership is the very real potential that the machine could break down on you. As with any mechanical device (just like cars and lawnmowers), chipper shredders can develop problems, which can make it very difficult to safely and efficiently use the machine.

By getting your chipper shredder serviced regularly, you can help to prevent breakdowns and the severe damage that unsafe equipment can cause. Luckily, much of the maintenance that a shredder must be exposed to can be undertaken by the homeowner, helping to save you money in the long run by not having to pay a service centre. The areas to keep an eye on are the blades, hopper, cables, wheels and the engine.

The chipper shredder is not cutting or mulching evenly
This is generally due to the blades becoming dull over time. You can save money even further here by removing the blades and giving them a good sharpen yourself -shredder blades are able to be sharpened a number of times before needing to be replaced. If your blades appear overly damaged, however, it is always recommended to replace them in case of injury.

The chipper shredder will not start
If your shredder is an electric model, it is always best to start by checking the cord. When electrical cables become damaged, they can actually short circuit your power supply if you are not careful. The cables can be replaced, but should only be done yourself if you have experience working with electricity.

If your chipper shredder runs on fuel, such as gas or petrol, however, you should check that there is plenty of fuel in the tank and that the machine’s oil levels are good. Quite often, homeowners leave their shredders to sit for long periods of time, so that the fuel goes stale, or they cannot remember the last time they filled it up, so that the fuel simply runs out.

The hopper and exit chutes rattle excessively or don’t flow smoothly
Stones and large pieces of timber that somehow find their way into your shredder can actually damage the hopper (entry chute) and the exit chute of the machine. You can purchase replacements parts from suppliers and replace them yourself by unscrewing the damaged chute and screwing in the new one.

Whilst the above problems can easily be fixed by the homeowner, if the issue your chipper shredder is experiencing is not listed you should take it to a professional service centre for a check up. There may be something more serious wrong with your machine and you should not tackle it yourself.

If you are fond of gardening then definitely you have Chippers Shredders and since it is a machine so need to repair some time. The author share his useful opinion that if some simple problem occur while operating chippers shredders that how you can try to resolve it before consulting a mechanic.