Pitbull Shaver Won’t Turn On( Skull Shaver Troubleshooting)

So your Pitbull skull shaver won’t turn on… 

Then you’re in the right place for answers. 

In this article, we’ll look at the 4 common problems that cause a Phillips shaver not to work. 

We’ll also take a look at the simple solutions you can put in place to fix it, and… We’ll look at actions you can take to keep your shaver working at its best. 

So with that said, take a look at the table of contents and let’s get into it. 

The pitbull shaver won’t turn on

Your skull shaver may not work due to being:

  • Travel locked 
  • Dirt build-up 
  • Loose battery 
  • Stalled motor 

In this guide, we’ll go through each, let’s start with the lowest-hanging fruit… 

Travel Lock 

First and foremost, make sure you haven’t accidentally travel-locked your pitbull shaver.

You may be on without you even realizing it, to turn it off, all you simply have to do is press and hold down the power button on your skull shaver. 

The lock should disengage and your shaver should now turn back on.

To engage the power button, all you have to do is hold down the power button, a lock symbol should appear and from there, your shaver should now be locked. 

How to Reset Pitbull Shaver

Sometimes, your pit bull shaver may need a hard reset to clear any glitches or errors that may prevent it from turning on. To reset your shaver, you need to press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds. 

You should hear a beep sound and see the LED indicator flash green.

After resetting your shaver, try turning it on again. If it works, great, if not look to clean your shaver, we touch on this below: 

Cleaning Out 

Another reason your pitbull shaver won’t turn on could also be due to it being jammed up internally. 

No there are two ways you can clean your Pitbull skull shaver. That’s with the shaver head on or off.

Below this video shows you how you can clean your shaver without removing the blades as well as walk you through the travel lock feature I mentioned earlier. 

But if you’d like to do a deeper clean, you can take the head and really get inside your shaver… 

This is often needed as there can be a major build-up of:

  • Hair 
  • Cream 
  • Debris and grime 

But before, removing the head on your skull shaver, make sure you are 100% past your warranty date as doing will void you of your warrant should your pitbull shaver be out of commission. 

Contact Pitbull and claim a new shaver if you warrant it before attempting the other fixes in this guide

If your shaver needs a deep clean, especially if you haven’t done so in a while. 

To clean the blades, you need to remove them from the shaver head. 

To do this, press the release button on the side of the head and pull out the blade assembly. Be careful not to drop or damage the blades.

Next, rinse the blades under running water and gently shake off any excess water. 

You can also use a small brush or a toothpick to remove any stubborn hair or debris from the blades.

After cleaning the blades, let them air dry completely before putting them back into the shaver head. Make sure they snap into place securely and hear a click sound.

Now, try turning on your shaver again. If it still doesn’t work, proceed to the next step.

This video below will walk you through the full process:

If you do disassemble your shaver head, here’s a simple guide on how to place everything back together:

Pitbull shaver not charging

First off, make sure it isn’t your power chord. 

  • Make sure you use a power cord made for your specific model
  • Make sure there’s no internal/ external damage to your power cord 

You can check for internal damage by giving your power chord a wiggle if it charges your shaver as you move it around then there’s internal damage and your cable may need replacing. 

  • Check your chord and make sure it provides enough power.  

There could be a few reasons why your electric shaver is not holding a full charge.

 It could be an issue with the battery itself, or it could be that the charging cord or port is damaged.

In some cases, after constant use, or even by dropping, the battery inside the skull shaver can get displaced. 

But all you’d need is a  little double-sided gorilla tape and you should be sorted. 

When it battery is out of place, your trimmer simply won’t charge, but with duct tape, you can hold the battery in place as well as adjust the contact point where the current passes through your shaver. 

This video goes through the process:

If you open your shaver and everything seems to be in place, then it could just be the battery as a whole is gone. 

This is especially the case if you’ve had your shaver for a while. 

Replacing The Battery 

  • Most skull shaver fit a 18500, 3.7V, 1400 mAh, 5.18Wh. 

However.. are legs/pins on the battery welded to the poles which might cause problems when replacing the battery.

Unfortunately, Pitbull doesn’t sell these parts separately, either you find a replacement battery with the connectors attached to the poles or you weld them to the battery instead. 

Soldering is not recommended due to the longer temperature exposure which the battery may not endure long enough.

In this situation, you may just have to replace your skull shaver as a whole.

Pitbull Shaver Rattling

If your shaver is clean, not jammed up, and fully charged, then the problem lies further internally with the motor. 

In most cases, the motor just needs a little pick me up, especially if you’ve had your pitbull shaver for a long time. 

It involves giving this internal part of your pitbull shaver a little spin:

All you will need is a screwdriver, this video goes through the process:

Skull Shaver Won’t Turn Off 

On the other side of your pitbull shaver not working i.e. turning on, they also have the possibility to halt altogether. 

In this situation, you’d have to wait until the battery runs out but then recharge it and turn it back on. 

If your shaver doesn’t run after this or still turns on by itself, then there major internal damage and you may need to look for a replacement. 

Contact customer service

If none of the above steps worked for you, then your pit bull shaver may have a more serious problem that requires professional help. Don’t worry, though. Skull Shaver, the company that makes pit bull shavers, offers a one-year warranty and excellent customer service.

To contact Skull Shaver customer service, you can either call them at 1-609-964-4769 or email them at support@skullshaver.comAd1. You can also visit their website2 and fill out a contact form or chat with an agent online.

When contacting Skull Shaver customer service, make sure you have your order number and proof of purchase ready. You may also need to provide some information about your shaver model and serial number. You can find these on the bottom of your shaver handle or on the box it came in so you can have better assistance.


In this article, we went through the common reason why a Pitbull skull shaver won’t start. 

These are:

  • Travel locked 
  • Dirt build-up 
  • Loose battery 
  • Stalled motor  

Go through each but if you can’t find a solution or are uncomfortable in dissembling your shave always contact Pitbull for further help.


Why is my Pitbull Shaver not turning on?

The most common reasons are a drained battery, a faulty power connection, or a malfunctioning power switch. Check and address these issues first.

How can I troubleshoot my non-functional Pitbull Shaver at home?

Begin by charging the shaver fully and cleaning the power contacts. If it still won’t turn on, inspect the power cord and switch for damage.

Can I fix the power switch on my Pitbull Shaver myself?

While it’s possible for skilled individuals, it’s best to seek professional help. Attempting repairs without proper expertise may damage the shaver further.

Patrick Boulang

Patrick Boulang

Patrick is the Primary editor for Clipphub. He has sales background however has always had a passion in barbering and personal self grooming. He now he spends most of his time giving information to hair clipper users to get them comfortable with personal grooming and improve their work on clients as he believes anyone can become skills with their blades.