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Problems With Clippers

Posted on 10 October 2018 by Kim

Problems With Clippers

Use our easy-to-navigate guide for trouble-shooting when you encounter a problem with your clippers.

Problem

Cause

Solution

Clipper stops

Check to see if the overload button has popped out

Check the clippers to see if the filter is blocked, the blades are dry or clogged. Correct the problem before pushing the overload button back in with a pen or pointed object. If the overload button pops out again, take or send the clippers to a specialist.

The fuse may have “blown” 

Replace the fuse.

Motor slows down

 

Insufficient oil

Every time the motor begins to slow down, use more oil.

The blades are blunt

Sharpen or replace the blades.

Blades “rattle”

One or both wings on the socket have been bent outward by the cutter blade being driven back and forth

Straighten them so that they’re straight up and down

Cutter blade slides out while cleaning

 

Slide the cutter blade back by very gently lifting the front of the spring. Don’t loosen any screws, and don’t pry the spring up to get the cutter back into place as this will alter the tension setting on the blades. This tension is critical to the blade working properly. It determines whether the blade cuts the hair or just grabs/chews the hair.

Blades won’t cut

Hair between the blades

Remove the blade and clean.

The blades are hot

The metal may have expanded. Let them cool down completely, clean and oil.

The blades are blunt

Sharpen or replace the blades.

The tension is too slack

Adjust the tension on the clippers.

The horse’s coat is damp or wet

Try again later.

Clipper getting hot

The blades are too tight

Adjust the tension on the clippers.

The air vents are covered

Hold clippers without covering the vents.

The motor needs servicing or greasing.

Insufficient oil on the blades

Oil the blades.

The air vents are blocked with hair and/or dirt

Clean the air vents.

Lines showing on the clip

Uneven pressure on the clippers

Adjust hold on the clippers.

Tooth missing on a blade

Replace the blade.

Insufficient overlap between one run and the next

Overlap clipping strokes by 50%.

The clippers are not being used directly against the line of the coat

Hold the clippers so that the blade runs flat against the horse rather than at an angle.

Horse looks moth-eaten!

Uneven pressure

Adjust hold on the clippers.

The clipping has been done in short “stabs”

Clip in long sweeps.

The blades are getting blunt

Sharpen or replace the blade.

The clippers are not being used directly against the line of the coat

Hold the clippers so that the blade runs flat against the horse rather than at an angle.

The horse’s coat is very dirty, damp or wet

Bath if necessary. Try again later.

Horse bleeding

The blade is damaged

Replace the blade.

Stretch the skin slightly with your free hand.

Take more care!

 

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Author

Kim Horton

Co-Founder of EQUUS and a keen equestrian, when Kim's not at her desk she's with her horse, Waldo.

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