Work: Asia University America Program
Education: Graduate Student at Eastern Washington University
Hometown: Mattawa, Washington
Living now: Cheney, Washington
Birthdate: January 11, female
Language: English, Spanish
Responder a:How come my sharpener isn't working at all?This could be caused by several problems including: a bad power cord or power receptacle in your home, a broken or faulty sensor, or a faulty electric A/C motor.
Responder a:The motor is "humming" so why aren't the blades working?The humming sound indicates that the motor is energized but mechanically blocked. This may have several causes: (1) The shavings holder is overloaded to the point where the shavings are obstructing the cutter blade; (2) A foreign object has become jammed in the cutters; (3) Previous overloading has blocked the cutters. To resolve (3), unplug the sharpener and remove the shavings receptacle. Then, use your hand to tap the sharpener while holding it over a garbage receptacle. If the problem is still not resolved, then unplug the sharpener, turn it over, and use a paper clip or other small tool to clean around the cutter.
Responder a:Why isn't the pencil sharpener properly sharpening my pencil?This is probably due to a dull or worn cutter or a foreign object being jammed in the pencil bore. To fix this problem, you’ll need to replace the worn or dull cutter blade or unplug the sharpener and try using a narrow tool (e.g. a paperclip) to clear the pencil bore.