Keep your trimmer blades clean for a precise cut by following these simple steps.
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Unplug the trimmer.
Before you begin any cleaning or maintenance on your trimmer, make sure that it is unplugged. This will ensure that there is no risk of electric shock.
##Heading:Remove the blades.
Most trimmers have removable blades that can be taken off for cleaning. Consult your owner’s manual to find out how to remove the blades from your particular model of trimmer. Once the blades are off, you will have better access to clean all of the nooks and crannies.
##Heading:Soak the blades in a cleaning solution.
To disinfect and remove any buildup on the blades, you will need to soak them in a cleaning solution. You can use a commercial blade cleaner or a mixture of warm water and dish soap. Soak the blades for at least five minutes to give the cleaner time to work.
##Heading:Brush the blades with a soft-bristled brush.
Once the blades have soaked, use a soft-bristled brush to remove any remaining dirt, hair, or debris. Pay special attention to the areas where the blade meets the guard as this is often where most of the buildup occurs.
##Heading:Rinse the blades with clean water.
Once you have brushed away all of the debris, rinse the blades with clean water to remove any leftover cleaner. Be sure to dry the blades thoroughly before reattaching them to the trimmer.
Take the trimmer head apart.
There are a few ways you can go about cleaning your trimmer blades, but the easiest and most effective method is to take the trimmer head apart and clean each individual blade. This way, you can be sure that all the buildup is removed and that each blade is properly lubricated before you put the trimmer head back together. Follow these steps to clean your trimmer blades:
1. Unplug the trimmer from the power source.
2. Remove the guard from the trimmer head.
3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the trimmer head together.
4. Gently pull the individual blades out of the trimmer head.
5. Clean each blade with a Rag soaked in rubbing alcohol (Blade must be dry before reassembling)
6. Apply a drop of oil to each blade (this will help keep them sharp and prevent rusting).
7. Put the trimmer head back together and reattach the guard.
Clean the trimmer blades.
Cleaning the trimmer blades is a very important part of maintaining your trimmer. Dirty blades can cause the trimmer to work less efficiently and can even damage the trimmer itself. Fortunately, cleaning the trimmer blades is a relatively simple process that only takes a few minutes.
First, unplug the trimmer from the power source. Next, remove the cutting head from the trimmer body. Once the cutting head is removed, you will be able to see the blades. Use a soft brush to remove any dirt or debris from the blades.
Once the blades are clean, you can reassemble the trimmer and plug it back into the power source.
Reassemble the trimmer head.
Once the blades are clean and dry, you can reassemble the trimmer head. Make sure that the trimmer spool is properly in place and that the trimmer line is correctly threaded through the eyelets on the blade. If necessary, consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions on reassembling your particular trimmer model.
Plug in the trimmer.
Start by unplugging the trimmer from the outlet. Then, remove the guard from the trimmer head by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place. Once the guard is removed, you should be able to see the blades. At this point, you can either clean the blades with a brush or soak them in a cleaning solution.
If you choose to clean the blades with a brush, use a small brush to remove any debris that is stuck to the blades. Be sure to clean both sides of the blades. Once you have removed all of the debris, rinse the blades with water and dry them off with a soft cloth.
If you choose to soak the blades in a cleaning solution, mix one part household bleach with ten parts water. Place the trimmer head in the solution and let it soak for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the trimmer head from the solution and rinse it off with water. Allow the trimmer head to air dry before reattaching it to the trimmer body.