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Blade won't cut

I have an Oster Golden A5. I am trying to groom my shitzu. The blade moves through the hair but does not cut the hair. We have sharpened the blades. Neither my #4 nor #10 will cut.

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Try replacing the Drive Lever which is located at the end of the clipper and goes from side to side, simply undo the two screws on the name plate/ gearbox cover and remove then pull the lever out. This is the most likely cause if you experiance the same problem with all blades.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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