My Oster electric hair clipper died. It was time to fix it…
The thing has been my trusty friend for many years, allowing me to go far beyond the recommended 2-3 weeks between haircuts. A little neck trim, maybe the sideburns, no one would ever notice.
And then one day, Mr. Oster just quit. His sliding blade stopped sliding. It had power — that unmistakable sound as it “snapped” on.
At first, I thought the slider switch was too corroded over to be making contact. Nope.
Then, I thought there was too much hair and grime between the transformer halves. Nope.
It turned out this strange little anchor screw was merely too tight, such that the coil could no longer alternate back and forth with the AC line current.
Loosen it up, and eureka!