Plugged 4w 120v trimmer into 220v outlet with a 50-2000w 220-110v coverter - it blew fuse and doesn't work. soldering melted off wire inside
Remington model HC-100 haircutter/beard trimmer 120v 4w 60hz listed 300a --- I plugged it into a 220v outlet (I am out of the US) with a 220-110v 50-2000w converter. When I turned it on it blew a fusebox fuse, made a popping noise and stopped working. On opening the trimmer I found that the solder has been melted off of a wire inside between switch and motor.
I re-attached the wire and plugged it into the 220v outlet this time with a step down transformer (220-110v) rated (up to) 500 w. I turned it on and it did the same thing as before with the same results.
Question: what type of converter should I be using and should the trimmer work if I re-attach the wire again and use the correct converter?
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The rechargable nickel-cadmium is hard-wired and not replaceable.
Instructions for removing the battery from the user manual: 1. Make sure your groomer is unplugged from any outlets so you don't risk an electric shock. 2. Remove side panels/grips 3. Remove the 4 housing screws 4. Pull or gently pry the clipper halves apart, exposing the batteries. 5. Remove batteries from the unit. 6. Twist batteries to break wires. Wires may also be cut.
I also own an MB-300. The battery still works good and I loved this trimmer but I need a new cutter blade for mine.
To open the shaver body, remove one screw on the back. Also partially remove the 4 outer screws found on the metal plate under the cutters. Once these 4 screws are removed you can partially remove the top part of the shaver body (the parts with the trimmer on it). Then you will need to gently pry off the rubberized grip on the front of the shaver. This will reveal two more screws. Remove these to seperate the front and back of the shaver and access the batteries. You will need to remove the wires from the batteries by melting the solder with a soldering iron. Solder in the new batteries and reassemble. Charge for 24 hours before use
To change them you will need to remove the back cover. There are 3 screws. 2 can be easily seen. The third is under the trimmer wher it hinges to the shaver. You will need to carefully pry out the trimmer to get to it. Once screws are removed, you can take off the back. Inside, remove the metal clip to access the batteries better. Then, unsolder the wires from the battery tabs. Install new batteries by soldering to wires. Reassemble in reverse order
Your shaver will not hold a charge because the shavers internal batteries need replacing. If you know how to solder, you can do it yourself or you can have it professionally done. You can purchase batteries or professional repair service from shaveroutlet.com. See links below.
If you feel this is something you want to try yourself, you will need to remove the back cover of the shaver. You will easily notice two screws on the back. There is a third screw that is near the very top on the back and it is underneath the trimmer where the trimmer connects to the shaver. Remove these 3 screws to take off the back cover.
Inside you will see the batteries. You will need to remove the metal clip that helps secure them into place. You will then need to use a soldering iron to remove the wires from the ends of the old batteries. Solder the new batteries to the wires and put everything back together in reverse order
Once the job has been completed, charge the new batteries for 24 hours.
I have bought thermal fuses from DigiKey. They have various temperature ratings. If you have a multimeter or ohmmeter you can check to see if the fuse still has continuity. If the iron sometimes works, it's not the fuse. Cords are the most common problem, but if it was plugged into a 220V I'm not sure what might have gotten fried. There is a small IC in there too, for temp control or something: if it's fried you are SOL. Save it for parts though...