What’s Wrong With My Clipper?
My Blade Is Getting Hot Too Quickly
First check the blade itsself. Have you oiled the blade? A blade needs to be oiled before use and then every 20 minutes during use to help prevent excess friction. Is there any rust or other damage to the blade that might be causing extra friction? Is the tension of the blade allowing it to run smoothly side to side? Also check for damage to the blade hinge and blade lock to ensure it is being properly held in place.
My Clipper Is Losing Power
First off, is your clipper cordless? Check your charging station and your contact points to make sure everything is super clean. If your clipper has a removable battery, check it against the spare battery you have to see if the same happens. Try the clipper with a different blade too, and if it still doesn’t work, check the mechanism for built-up hair. Once all your checks and cleaning is done, if it still is losing power, it’s time to have it looked over by a professional as you may need a new motor or battery.
My Clipper Is Getting Hot
This could be one of two issues. Either your blade is getting hot and that heat is travelling down the clipper, or your mechanism is stressed in some way and this is causing friction inside the clipper somewhere. Check it without a blade, and if this still happens, it’s time for a service.
My Clipper Is Noisy
Check your clipper against different blades. It may be that the blade is loose and you may need a new one. If it is noisy with any blade attached, there may be wear and tear on the clipper parts, particularly the blade drive, lock or hinge. Those parts may need replacing.
My Blade Won’t Snap On
If only one blade won’t snap on, your blade may be worn down and you will need a new one. If no blades snap on or they don’t snap on properly, your blade lock or blade hinge may be broken and it will need replacing.
My Battery Life Is Very Short
If your battery isn’t a Lithium one, this could be part of a memory effect caused by charging your clipper for short bursts. To try and keep the battery memory at its best you need to charge it fully every time. Alternatively, your battery could simply be coming to the end of its life. If this seems premature, it is possible that there is a problem with your charging station and the connection points. Make sure it’s spick and span, and then test!