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Re: doesn't cut. we sharpened, we cleaned, it's
Most likely, the blades were not adequately sharpened. To effectively sharpen these type blades, you need a special sharpening wheel designed for this task. If you have attempted to sharpen them on a sharpening stone or other device or you are not sufficiently knowledgeable in sharpening these blades, you probably have not satisfactorily sharpened them. Often, attempting to sharpen without the correct equipment makes them worse than when you started.
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Check to see if the blade is moving when turned on. If the blade isn't moving the clipper blade may need to be thoroughly cleaned. If the blade is clean and well lubricated but still not moving you may have blown the motor. However, if the blade is moving freely when turned on, and the hair/fur is just not being cut (or is cutting raggedly or pulling at the hair/fur) you will need to get the blade sharpened.
sounds like the controls are dirty...or possibly the solder connection on the volume control has become intermittant...you can goto your local electronics store(or Radio Shack) and get some contact cleaner..open the unit up and clean the volume control as per the instructions on the can...make sure when you spray the cleaner into the control you turn it back and forth several times...then you want to spray more in to flush out whatever debris may have been in there...be careful not to get any on the face plate as it may damage the finish...also , make sure that the chemical spray that you use is safe for plastics...If this doesn't fix it , then the volume control assembly may need to be resoldered.
Sometimes the new blades from Andis are not sharpen enough to get that clean cut. also all trimmers need to be readjusted for power and alignment, plus sharpening the blade, it look like you need a complete sharpen & service on your Andis trimmer. check out Manny's Sharpening they have a Mail Order service, the service they provide is fast and they will sharpen make all the adjustment and give your trimmer more power and the blade will cut clean. They will even adjust the blade at your request on how you want that blade to be set at. Line Ups or Fade Cuts and even shave set. Manny's Sharpening been around for over 20 years and they have a very good rating on the net.
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You need to have your Andis T sharpen and adjusted for power, Check out Manny's Sharpening for their mail order service on sharpening. Manny's Sharpening specializes on Andis T-Outliner.Manny's Sharpening They will hook you up on that T, You can request on how you want the blade set for Line Ups or Fade cuts and even shave. They do it right Manny's Sharpening been around for over 20 years and they have a good rating on the net.Andis T Video
You need to have your blade sharpened or replaced . It is very inportant to clean and OIL !!
after each use!. oil oil oil
You can go to a dog gromer or a hair salon and ask then who sharpens there shears.
Things You'll Need: Three-sided blade sharpener (coarse, medium, fine) Small flat head screwdriver step 1 Using the flat head screwdriver, unscrew the trimmer blades and remove them carefully. Wipe off any oil, grime or dirt that has built up on them as this may make it more difficult to handle and keep them in place during the manual portion of the sharpening process. Step 2 Separate the blades and re-apply only the moving blade to the tension spring. Then apply the moving blade to sharpener surface and turn the clippers or trimmers on. Hold the moving blade on the surface of the sharpener and apply light pressure while moving the blade back and forth for one to two minutes. You can also lay the blade on the sharpener first, then put the trimmer tension spring directly on the blade. Step 3 Turn off the clippers and remove the moving blade. It should look shiny and feel sharper. Step 4 Remove the guide from the guide blade by unscrewing it using the flat head screwdriver. Place the guide blade on the sharpening surface and manually run it back and forth for about one or two minutes or until it's been sharpened to your satisfaction. Screw the guide back onto the guide blade while being careful to readjust it before you tighten the screws. Step 5 Screw all the blades back on the trimmers and power them on to make sure they've been fitted correctly. Test them on your own hair to make sure they've been sharpened correctly and are set to the desired depth. Ads by Google Best Knife Sharpener Sharpen like the pros. Complete kit w/ 1x30 belt sander. Only $189.00 www.theedgemasters.com Braun® BodyGrooming Tools Try the Braun® bodycruZer? with Gillette® Fusion Razor Technology. www.Braun.com/BodyGrooming Oster ® Clipper Blades Oster ® Full Line Clipper Blades, Animal & Human Oster ® Blades. www.HouseholdAppliance.com STIHL Electric Trimmers Buy it. Plug it in. Trim it up. Depend on STIHL Electric Trimmers. www.STIHLdealers.com Tips & Warnings Which surface you choose, whether coarse, medium or fine, depends on how dull your blades are and how sharp you want to make them. If they are very dull, you will want to start with the coarse or medium side of the sharpener. If they just need a small amount of sharpening, use the fine side. If you've never sharpened electric trimmers before, you may want to visually observe and feel the sharpness of the blades with your fingers before you start to sharpen it. It may be hard to tell if the blades are sharp enough if you don't feel them just before you apply them to the sharpening surface.
this is an odd problem. i have two thoughts of what the problem may be.
1. the thin trimmer blade between the foils may be dented causing extra friction that is sufficient enough to keep the shaver from starting from a stopped position. If this is the case, you will need to buy a new foil and cutter set. These are available at shaveroutlet.com. to check this, remove the foil from the shaver. look on the underside and you will see where this center cutters fits to the drive arm on the shaver. move this back and forth with your fingers. if it has a dent or imperfection, you should be able to feel it snag as you move it back and forth
2. your shaver motor brushes may be worn. if this is the case, i would expect that when you do get the shaver running, it is not running at full speed. the part needed to repair this problem is linked below
hi, yes blades can wear out but your sharpener should advise if there is a problem with them. check to make sure the clipper is moving your blades and your blade cannot be removed without depressing the latch. If your are experiencing tram lines with larger blades then it is more likely to be a clipper problem. However if your blades just wont cut i would recommend a new sharpener as it is a specialist area.
have you tried taking apart the blades and replacing them so that they line up together? Have you had a professional shear sharpener look at your blades? mabie all they need is to be sharpened again. Blades like knives or scissors need to be sharpened every once in a while. Also try replacing the blades with a new ones. The blades may have worn out. also try oiling the blades every once in a while.