Removing Blade Set:
To remove blade set, first make sure your clipper is switched OFF and UNPLUGGED. Plush down on blade, then gently pull the blade forward (Figure C), and slide it off the blade hinge. If your blade hinge should snap closed and is flush with the clipper, use a small standard screwdriver to pry the tongue of the hinge out (Figure D).
Hair may accumulate in the front cavity of the housing under the blade. If this happens, you can clean out the hair by brushing out the cavity with a small brush or an old toothbrush while the blade is off the clipper.
Replacing or Changing Blade Set
To replace or change your blade set, slide the blade bracket onto the hinge of the clipper (Figure E) and with the clipper turned ON, push the blade towards the clipper to lock into position.
Due to the high speed nature of Andis clippers, please check for blade heat often, especially on close cutting blades. If blades are too hot, dip the blades only into Andis Blade Care Plus or apply Andis Cool Care Plus and then Andis Clipper Oil. If you have a detachable blade unit, you can change your blade in order to maintain a comfortable temperature; using multiple blades of the same size is popular among groomers.
Care and servicing of your Andis Clipper Blades:
Blades should be oiled before, during, and after each use. If your clipper blades leave streaks or slow down, it’s a sure sign blades need oil. The clipper should be held in the position shown in Figure F to prevent oil from getting into motor. Place a few drops of Andis Clipper Oil on the front and side of the cutter blades (Figure G). Wipe excess oil off blades with a soft dry cloth. Spray lubricants contain insufficient oil for good lubrication, but are an excellent clipper blade coolant. Always replace broken or nicked blades to prevent injury. You can clean the excess hair from your blades by using a small brush or worn out tooth brush. To clean the blades we suggest to immerse the blades only into a shallow pan of Andis Clipper Oil, while the clipper is running. Any excess hair and dirt that has accumulated between the blades should come out. After cleaning, turn your clipper OFF and dry blades with a dry cloth and start clipping again.
If upon cleaning your blades you find that the blades will still no cut, there may be a few fine pieces of hair trapped between the upper and lower blade. If this happens, you will need to snap the blade off the clipper. Proceed to slide the upper blade to one side, without loosening the tension spring or moving the upper blade completely out from under the tension spring (See Figure H for position of blade). Wipe the surface between the blades clean with a dry cloth, then place a drop of clipper oil where the upper and lower blades meet and also in the guide slot of the tension spring (Figure H). Now slide the upper blade to the opposite side of the lower blade and repeat this process. After completing this procedure, slide the upper blade, centering it over the lower blade. Handle or store your Andis Clipper with the blades down so excess oil will not run into the clipper case.
Changing the blade drive assembly
If your clipper blades no longer cut properly (be sure to try more than one blade, since the blade currently being used may be dull), it could be that your blade drive assembly needs replacement. Please contact an Andis Authorized Service Station for replacement.
Never handle your Andis clipper while you are operating a water faucet, and never hold your clipper under a water faucet or in water. There is danger of electrical shock and damage to our clipper. Andis Company will not be responsible in case of injury due to this carelessness.