I have had my clippers for just about a year now.. and have been experiencing a few problems. My first problem is with my longer blades (#3) the lift up while I am grooming and will sometimes even pop off.I clean my clippers regularly, and even after a cleaning my blade with still lift. This has been happening for the past couple of months. Another issue I am having is with my shorter blades (#10 esp) They leave really predominant lines like if my blade was dirty. I make sure my blades are clean and when I switched clippers.. I had no issue with lines.
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install the clipper blades onto the unit properly
read the user manual on how to do it
From your description it indicates that the blade base is on the tang but the clipper is not inline with the activator and will click in a bit more
There is a small button at the bottom edge of the blade, push it in and at the same time push the blade teeth away from the clipper. The blade will hinge away from the clipper, you then lift the blade up off the tongue. When fitting another blade pop it onto the tongue, turn the clipper on and snap the blade shut.
The power screw is the correct way to adjust the problem you describe. If you have attempted to adjust it as instructed in the user manual and have not had satisfactory results, there may be a problem with the clippers. Most Wahl clippers have a 1 year or longer warranty. You can call Wahl for warranty service at 1-800-334-4627
Have you tried removing the 2 screws holding the comb plate down against the moving blade?
Often cut hair residue will build up under the comb plate to the point where the blade does not cut properly and even seizes against this plate.
Just remove the screws, the comb plate and the cutting blade, clean everything thoroughly with some rubbing alcohol. Make sure to scoop / vacuum out any hair that hair that has fallen into the clipper body through the hole under the blade.
Once the parts are cleaned, reassemble the unit and apply a liberal coat of light mineral oil (available at any drug store) to the blade and to the underside of the comb plate. Don't be stingy, you can always wipe off the excess later before using it.
Now screw down the the comb plate onto the blade and body and tighten the screws just enough that it holds the plate securely but doesn't bind the blades in place.
Turn on the clippers and check that they reciprocate properly. Turn off clippers and adjust the tightness of the screws as required. If the clippers don't start when you switch them on then you probably have the screws too tight.
Now turn on the clippers and hold them blade end down over the sink and pour some mineral oil (at least a spoonful or two) directly on the blade / plate interface so the oil washes over and under the moving blade and in between the blade and the plate. Do this while the clippers are running, there will be a little spatter but that's why you are doing it over the sink.
You can do this oil wash every few haircuts cuts if you like, it's just an easy way to wash out the tiny hair particles and keep the blade well lubricated at the same time. Just wipe off the excess with a paper towel and its good to go. Hope this works for you and helps out a bit.
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make sure the blade clicks into place and cannot be removed without depressing the release latch, secondly check the two screws are tight either side of the hinge assembly, faults in either can cause this fault.
hi, on some ocassions when the clippers get hot the metal gear shaft moves meaning the movement of the clipper is limited, you can remove they gears in the gearbox when its hot and see if there is any side to side movement.
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.
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.
Push top blade to right side right with finger,then turn clipper on and dip into 3 in one oil,blades only,let clipper run for one minute,clean excess oil off blades,if clipper still want vibrate,take blades off the clipper and clean them,then place back on clipper, I've had this problem many times,i also repair clippers,adjust blades,etc...