Mine did too . . .
Like other reviewers, my machine made it a couple of years before the forward "gear" died with full reverse motion! I was shocked because my previous Fellowes shredder wore out rather than died out! It seems this model had a miscue; next timeI'll read reviews first . . .
December 29, 2013
Please Don't Purchase -- You'll Regret it!
I purchased the first Powershred® DS-1 Cross-Cut Shredder in 2010 and within 2 years the motor burned up. It was only used for home use but my wife liked the design so I purchased the second one from Amazon in December 2011. We have used it also for just occasional home use and now the on/off and auto feed switch is not working and I'm going to have to purchase another shredder. While it looks nice, it is a terrible waste of money and I'd never purchase another one. We have a Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder at work that gets used 100 times more than this one and it has worked great from day one so I believe this is a poor design or manufacturing issue.
September 16, 2013