If things get jammed up in a manner that stresses the motor excessively the circuit breaker should kick in and shut things down before damage can be done. I have a Star and haven't had any issues with jams like the one described. These machines are fairly bullet proof. In any event, Steve will take good care of you -- customer service is excellent.
Last edited by Chotobaka; 11-18-2012 at 06:37 PM.