Hair trimmer - Wahl Pocket Pro - Maintenance and troubleshooting

The Wahl Pocket Pro hair trimmer is a useful and compact all-purpose hair trimmer that can be used for head, beard, body and animal hair trimming. Being very small and light makes it a good travel trimmer.


Maintenance and troubleshooting


Rust can appear on the blades if it is used in wet conditions. Leaving it to dry helps the problem somewhat but not completely. If you use it on wet hair then unscrew the two small screws holding the blade and dry the parts separately.

Rust can be cleaned off by using aluminium foil. This applies to the blades as well as the battery plates.

The machine can be hard to start, keep running or refuse to start at all due to a metal plate inside that makes the contact between the battery plates and the motor. This can be solved by refitting the metal plate or maybe adjusting it or possibly by pushing down on the handl of the machine.

The inside is very simply made and easy to access.

Slide open the battery compartment, remove the battery and unscrew the screw below it. Then lift the handle lid upwards and backwards. There are two latches on the sides close to the blades that also holds the lid. Use a plastic card to push these latches in and the lid should get loose.

Inside you find a small electric motor with only one wire going to the plus pole of the battery compartment. Under the motor is the metal plate that may have to be re-seated and maybe bent a bit. If the power switch becomes unusable then it could be possible to install some other type of switch by some soldering.

The cable to the motor is so long that you can test it by putting a battery between the battery compartment plate and the motor directly to check if it is running.

Put the metal plate and the motor in correct position, then put the handle lid and the screw back, then the battery and the battery lid.

This is a personal note. Last updated: 2021-10-20 19:16:42.



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