Oster Turbo 111 clippers
I have these clippers completely apart. I've cleaned and greased all parts The clipping mechanism is no loger attached. Still the electric motor is having a hard time spinning. It spins for 5 seconds or so then slows to just barely moving. The brushes look to have about 1/3 left on them. Any ideas?
Try hitting them when thay are runing with your hand on the sid and bottom see what happens somtimes the brass bearing gets out of alinment or it can be the bushing on ether end.you can call me at 813-310-6211 jaime i rebuild them thats florida time.
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No special tool you need to make sure you have removed the gear wheel in the gearbox, locate the armature inside the motor frame first then slide the motor housing complete with the armature into the body of the clipper sometimes you may need to twist a little to get it in. I have put a link below so you can see the parts I have mentioned.
Oster A5 or 76 clipper need to be grease at lease every 4 month so they can run quiet and cool. when changing and removing the grease, You need to remove the old grease completely, or You are doing more harm than good.
By doing this on a routine base, You are saving wear and tear on your gear,lever,link and blades. and the clipper motor will run cooler.
it could be metal fatigue from the blade. Try a different blade and see if it does the same. If it is still rattling it could be your blade drive needs to be replaced. Sometimes the screws that hold the blade drive in place come lose or striped so you may need to check them.
The cover plate is the part with two screws that has the name and other info on it. If you remove the two screws and the plate, you will see a nylon part that moves the blade back and forth--that is the lever. The other end of the lever, with a hole in it, is connected to a metal part called the link. Both parts are easily removed by simply pulling them upward from the device (if they are worn, they should be replaced. They, and the Bakelite gear, are available from various dealers through Amazon under Oster Parts). The bakelite gear is the part that the link sits on (the larger hole in the link). It too can be simply pulled up off the metal shaft that it rides upon (careful not to lose the washer under it). Check it for worn or missing teeth. If you don’t have a tube of oster grease, a good white lithium grease is recommended in light application for the gear and the shafts (lever and gear shafts and armature gear). Also, the gear shaft has a hole down its middle (and two small holes that lead to the outside of the shaft. The shaft should be filled with grease so that grease can get through those small holes to lubicate the inside of the bakelite bearing. The small pads on each side of the lever (in the case) are oiled, not greased. The bearings for the Oster are sleeve bearings that require oil (the one closest to the blade is served by the oil port; the little round chrome looking thing with the spring loaded ball in it). The other end is more difficult and would require disassembly, at which time it probably should be replaced. Oster clippers, by the way, are known for getting pretty warm. Oster blade wash will help with that, as well as oiling the blades. Hope this helps you.
If the clippers are new, it is not likely that the problem is internal. Sometimes, when the blade is put on the clipper, it needs an extra little push to clip firmly behind the blade catch (you can hear a little click). Try that.
There is a small gun-metal colored bar at the very rear, just below the back of the blade. It pushes inward, in the direction of the blade. Push it firmly in and pull up on the teeth of the blade. It should pop upward. You can then remove the blade from the tongue that it sits upon. When you want to put it back, slide the blade back on the tongue, then, WITH THE MOTOR TURNED ON, push the blade down to its seated position. It will click into place. Terms regarding these devices are all too often assumed as understood. For most purposes, these are what you have to know for the A5 Oster. The cover plate is the part with two screws that has the name and other info on it. If you remove the two screws and the plate, you will see a nylon part that moves the blade back and forth--that is the lever. The other end of the lever, with a hole in it, is connected to a metal part called the link. Both parts are easily removed by simply pulling them upward from the device. The bakelite gear is the part that the link sits on (the larger hole in the link). It too can be simply pulled up off the metal shaft that it rides upon (careful not to lose the washer under it). That gear is turned by the armature gear of the motor (which is where things get much too involved to cover here, but from that point on the device very rarely has problems). Incidentally, the lever, the link, and the gear can all quite simply be replaced. They are available quite inexpensively at Amazonunder Oster A5 Clipper parts (note that the one speed and the two speed take different bakelite gears, but the lever and the link are the same). If you were to replace parts such as these or simply lubricate them, remember that a good white lithium grease is recommended in light application for the gear and the shafts (lever and gear shafts and armature gear). Also, the gear shaft has a hole down its middle (and two small holes that lead to the outside of the shaft. The shaft should be filled with grease so that grease can get through those small holes to lubicate the inside of the bakelite bearing. The two pads (one on each side of the lever) should be oiled. The simple way to tell if you need to replace parts is to grip the blade end of the lever while all parts are in place and try to move it back and forth, as though it were running the blade. If there is any more than the slightest movement, replace the lever (replace that anyway if the part that contacts the blade is rounded off) link and gear. Good luck.
Hi A5 blades are not made to be unscrewed. They are snap on blades. You can call 800-830-3678 which is Oster Direct consumer service. They will walk you though the process or you can send them back to Oster and they will put them back together and realign them for you. Hope that helps.
This is from the Oster book: Changing Blades To Remove: IMPORTANT- stop motor; push latch with thumb while lifting blade away from clipper and slide off tongue. To Replace: turn motor on; insert blade on tongue fully and then snap blade into place.
Note: if the hinge is flush against clipper, lift it up with a screwdriver.
From me - Never take your blades apart to clean them. You can slide them one side to the other to get the hair out. (One little hair, can stop them from cutting.) You need to buy a can of clipper blade cool from oster or andis both are good, and it really helps to lubricate the blade and keep them cool while clipping. If you live near a dog groomer, petsmart or something of the like. Ask them to show you how to remove the blade and I know they will be happy to show you. I tried to submit an image from the book, but I don't know if it will get here or not.