My Beard Trimmer Seems To Be "Dying" :(

    My Beard Trimmer Seems To Be "Dying" :(

    post #1 of 4
    Thread Starter 

    Hey everyone,

     

                        I've had this Conair beard trimmer for about 5 years ( I think ?) and it seems to do a decent job of trimming ...etc. Its not the most high end, but I prefer to spend more on fragrances than a trimmer.

     

    Anyways, what I have noticed is that as of late, even when I recharge the battery overnight, the staying power of the battery is nowhere near as what it should be. It seems to die off after 2 or 3 uses ( which is poor to me). The blades just start moving slowly after that or just stop.

     

    The trimmer has a nickel-cadmium battery. It is rechargable, so plugging into a socket is not an option ( It says not to do so while trimming on the warning label).

     

    Does this mean I have to buy a new trimmer ? Or is it okay to get the battery changed ? Would it be worth it ? I hate shopping for new stuff ( unless it is fragrances). I don't even know, however, where I would go to get the battery changed and even if I could do that.

     

    Hope to get some advice. Thanks everyone !

    post #2 of 4

    I would get a new battery first. If that doesn't work, it may be time to come on in and get a new trimmer. Good luck!

    post #3 of 4

    NiCad batteries have a memory-- if you recharge them often, they last a shorter and shorter time.  The best thing is to let them run right down before recharging.  Which may mean getting a spare battery so you always have one to swap out.

    post #4 of 4
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks for the replies you two. I do let the battery run out completely before recharging for sure. 

     

    I wonder how I could even change the battery or have it changed ? I may have to dig out for the pamphlet. Looking at the trimmer, it doesn't seem like you can change the battery. It just seems all sealed. As well, I wonder where I would go ? I sure don't see those old "fix it" shops like I did when I was young.

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    7/2/13 at 4:59pm

    Surfacing said:



    Hey everyone,

     

                        I've had this Conair beard trimmer for about 5 years ( I think ?) and it seems to do a decent job of trimming ...etc. Its not the most high end, but I prefer to spend more on fragrances than a trimmer.

     

    Anyways, what I have noticed is that as of late, even when I recharge the battery overnight, the staying power of the battery is nowhere near as what it should be. It seems to die off after 2 or 3 uses ( which is poor to me). The blades just start moving slowly after that or just stop.

     

    The trimmer has a nickel-cadmium battery. It is rechargable, so plugging into a socket is not an option ( It says not to do so while trimming on the warning label).

     

    Does this mean I have to buy a new trimmer ? Or is it okay to get the battery changed ? Would it be worth it ? I hate shopping for new stuff ( unless it is fragrances). I don't even know, however, where I would go to get the battery changed and even if I could do that.

     

    Hope to get some advice. Thanks everyone !

    7/2/13 at 6:19pm

    sjg3839 said:



    I would get a new battery first. If that doesn't work, it may be time to come on in and get a new trimmer. Good luck!

    7/2/13 at 7:35pm

    30 Roses said:



    NiCad batteries have a memory-- if you recharge them often, they last a shorter and shorter time.  The best thing is to let them run right down before recharging.  Which may mean getting a spare battery so you always have one to swap out.

    7/3/13 at 6:52pm

    Surfacing said:



    Thanks for the replies you two. I do let the battery run out completely before recharging for sure. 

     

    I wonder how I could even change the battery or have it changed ? I may have to dig out for the pamphlet. Looking at the trimmer, it doesn't seem like you can change the battery. It just seems all sealed. As well, I wonder where I would go ? I sure don't see those old "fix it" shops like I did when I was young.