When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using the Andis clipper.
Danger: To reduce the risk of electric shock:
- Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
- Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
- Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. DO not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
- Always unplug this appliance from the electrical outlet immediately after using.
- Unplug this appliance before cleaning, removing or assembling parts.
Warning: To reduce the risk of burns, fire electric shock, or injury to persons:
- An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in
- Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, on or near children or individuals with certain disabilities.
- Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by Andis.
- Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance to an Andis Authorized Service Station for examination and repair.
- Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
- Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
- Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
- Do not use this appliance with a damaged or broken blade or comb, as injury to the skin may occur.
- To disconnect turn control to OFF then remove plug from outlet.
- Warning: During use, do not place or leave appliance where it may be damaged by an animal or exposed to the weather.
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This product intended for Professional Use
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
Before starting clipper, remove blade guard (some models may not have a blade guard). Plug cord into electrical outlet, operate at 120 volt, 60 cycle AC electrical current or as noted on the unit. TO start clipper, move switch button back to original position. After using your clipper, re-wrap cord and store in a safe place.
2-Speed Unit Operation
your clipper comes with normal and high speed operation. Use the normal setting (Setting #1) for most cutting needs. Use the high speed setting (Setting #2) for cutting through heavy coats.
Removing Blade Set
To remove blade set, first make sure your clipper is switched Off and unplugged. Push down on blade, then gently pull the blade forward (Figure A), 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 B). Note: 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 C) and with the clipper turned on, push the bled towards the clipper to lock into position.
The internal mechanism of your motor clipper has been permanently lubricated by the factory. Other than the recommended maintenance described in this manual, no other maintenance should be performed, except by Andis Company, or an Andis Authorized Service Station. To find an Andis Authorized Service Station near you log on to www.andis.com or contact our customer service department: 1-800-558-9441 (U.S.) or 1-800-335-4093 (Canada).
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 nit, 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 our clipper blades leave streaks or slow down it's a sure sign blades need oil. Place a few drops of Andis Clipper Oil on the front and side of the cutter blades (Figure D). Wipe excess oil off 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 our 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 not cut, there may be a few dine 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 E 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 E). 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 our blade drive assembly needs replacement.
To change the blade drive assembly:
- Remove blade set (Figure A).
- Remove drive cap (Figure F).
- Remove blade drive mounting screws (Figure G).
- Note: Before removing blade drive assembly, note the way it is positioned (this will help you in reassembly). remove blade drive assembly (Figure H).
- Drive bearing should be at its lowest position, if not, move it with our finger to lowest position (Figures I & J)
- Put on new drive assembly, align screw holes and press down (Figure H).
- Reassemble blade drive by mounting screws (Figure G).
- Replace drive cap (Figure F).
- Replace blade (Figure C).
Replacement of Carbon Brushes (model AG2 only)
Warning: Clipper must be unplugged before removing carbon brush caps or performing any maintenance, as electrical shock may occur. The carbon brushes of your clipper should be checked every three to six months. Carbon brush replacement should be performed when the carbon brushes reach no less than 1/16" in length. To replace the carbon brushes, unscrew brush caps with a standard screwdriver. Do one side at a time.
Caution: the carbon brushes are spring loaded. Take precaution when unscrewing the brush caps from the unit. The brush spring should be in plain view upon removing the cap. Pull out the spring and brush from its canal, then remove old carbon brush. Tip the clipper to one side so the carbon brush slides out. Be sure to note the way the brush is inserted to that if it does not need new carbon brush into the carbon brush canal, make sure to align the curvature on the end of the carbon brush canal, make sure to align the curvature on the end of the carbon brush with the curve of the commutator seen at the bottom of the canal (Figure K). When aligned properly, the two beveled edges of the carbon brush will be located in the upper right and lower left corners. Be sure to insert the beveled end of the carbon brush into the canal first. Failure to perform this procedure correctly may cause the carbon brushes to not seat themselves properly against the commutator. Replace the carbon brush spring into the brush cavity after the carbon brush has been installed, then replace carbon brush cap with a standard size screwdriver. Turn clockwise only until you feel the brush cap stop. If the brush cap is tightened too tightly, it will force the brush spring past the carbon brush and will cause damage to the commutator.