SERVICING OF A DOUBLE-INSULATED CLIPPER In a double-insulated clipper, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated clipper, nor should a means for grounding be added. Servicing a double-insulated clipper requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be done only by an Andis Authorized Repair Station. Replacement parts must be identical to those parts being replaced. A double-insulated clipper is marked by the words “DOUBLE INSULATION” or “DOUBLE INSULATED”. The symbol may also be marked on the appliance.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Please read the following instructions before using your new Andis Clipper. Give it the care that a fine precision built instrument deserves and it will give you years of service. Before starting your clipper remove the blade guard (some models may not have a blade guard). Plug cord into electrical outlet, operate 120 volt, 60 cycle AC electrical current or as noted on unit. To start clipper move switch button to on position, to stop, move switch button back to original position. After using your Andis Clipper, rewrap cord, and store in a safe place.
CAUTION: 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 your clipper. ANDIS COMPANY will not be responsible in case of injury due to this carelessness.
REMOVING BLADE SET To remove blade set, first make sure your clipper motor is switched off, then push down on blade with both thumbs and slide blade off blade hinge. If your blade hinge should snap closed and is flush with the clipper, use a small standard screw driver to pry the tongue of the hinge out. 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 tooth brush 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 and with the clipper turned on, push the blade towards the clipper to lock into position.
USER MAINTENANCE The internal mechanism of your motor clipper has been permanently lubricated at 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 Repair Station.
CARE AND SERVICING OF YOUR ANDIS CLIPPER BLADES Blades should be oiled before, during, and after use. If your clipper blades leave streaks or slow down, it’s a sure sign blades need oil. Place a few drops of Clipper Oil on the front and side of the cutter blades. Wipe excess oil off blades with a soft dry cloth. Spray lubricants contain insufficient oil for good lubrication, but is 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 toothbrush. To clean the blades we suggest to immerse the blades only into a shallow pan of Andis Clipper Blade 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 clean 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 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. 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. Now slide the upper blade to the opposite side of the lower blade and repeat this process. After completing this cleaning 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 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.
FACTORY REPAIR SERVICE When the blades of your Andis Clipper become dull after repeated use, it is advised to purchase a new set of blades available through your Andis Supplier or through an Andis Authorized Repair Station. If you wish your clipper to be serviced, it should be carefully packed and mailed either Parcel Post Insured, or U.P.S. to an Andis Authorized Repair Station. See the warranty section in this manual for more information.
ATTACHING THE CLIPPER COMBS The clipper comb blade attachments mount easily. Just snap them on. Snap them off. Combs help guide hair to cutting blades and give you precise control of hair lengths. Each comb allows a different length of cut which is indicated on the combs: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". You can always set the blades for a coarser cut by attaching any of the snap-on blade attachments made for your Andis Clipper. To use blade attachment, slip the cutter blade teeth into blade attachment. Snap the blade attachment down, they snap on and off easily. These attachments guide hair into the clipper blades and give you precise control of hair lengths. The length of trim is indicated on the blade attachment: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". Use the clipping guide on the other side of this sheet to find the approximate lengths of cut. Different blade angles in relation to the skin, thickness and texture of the hair will vary the cutting length.