Clipper Blade Troubleshooting – Hints and Tips for Pet Owners

Learn how to fix those annoying clipper problems with our simple troubleshooting guide, develop specifically with pet owners in mind. Simply scroll down to find your problem and solution!

  • Are you clipping a dirty dog? Dirt and coat oils dull blades like nothing else, which can affect the cutting quality, in extreme cases chewing up the coat instead of clipping it.  To resolve, simply ensure that your dog’s coat is clean before every clip.
  • Is your dog’s coat dry? Damp hair frequently clogs clipper blades. To resolve this, spray the blade with blade wash, then run the clipper upside down for a few seconds so any excess solution can drip off. Finally, wipe the blades clean with a damp cloth. And of course, do not start clipping again until the coat is completely dry.
  • Check your guide comb. If you are using a guide comb, this could be the problem. Guide combs can get worn out and rough, causing everything to slow down. Try an alternative guide comb.
  • Is the blade set properly? Occasionally the blade may start to snag, especially if it is new, or has just returned from a sharpening service. If so, the blade may need resetting. To do this, release the sole plate screws slightly, then turn the blade over and gently move the top forward so the teeth are in line with the end of the sole blade. To check the teeth are in line, run your finger down the front of the blade.
  • Is the blade tensioned correctly? To release the tension, place a flat head screwdriver under each side of the blade and gently elevate, making sure the top blade does not come out of its guide. You should now be able to move the top blade easily.

Can’t find a solution to your clipper problem here? Simply call us on 0845 230 7997 and a friendly member of our customer service team will endeavour to help you further.

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