Wahl Magic Clip Cordless Not Charging (Try These Fixes)

Is your Wahl cordless Magic clip not charging?

Then you’re in the right place for answers. 

In this article we’ll look at 3 common reasons why your clipper doesn’t charge, we’ll look at simple solutions to fix them and the reality of faulty tools that you should be aware of. 

So with that said, let’s get into it. 

Wahl Magic Clip Cordless Not Charging

The main reasons why your magic clip doesn’t start coil be:

  • Faulty cord/ charging stand 
  • Dirty Contact points
  • Overheated/ damaged battery 

But, before troubleshooting your shaver make sure you are past your warranty date. 

If you are on your warranty date, attempting to fix could void you of a free replacement/ refund or service. 

First, always contact Wahl or the location from which you bought your clipper. 

Read the specific manual of your clipper if you have it, and check for the clipper’s specifics to make sure everything is intact before attempting to fix it. 

If all is done, here are other things you can do to fix the problem. 

Let’s begin. 

Wahl magic clip cordless not charging

There are several factors that can affect the charging of your Wahl cordless magic clip. Here are some of the most common ones and how to fix them:

Faulty power cord or plug

If you have the cordless version of this clipper, more than likely you’ll need to plug in your clipper in order to get them charging. 

The power cord or plug is the power source and oftentimes, over the long use of having your clipper, they may be damaged or loose. 

This can prevent the electricity from reaching your clipper and charging the battery. To fix this.

But before you attempt to fix this, you must make sure that the fault lies with the charger and not your battery(we’ll get to that later). 

When you plug your cord into your magic clip make sure it’s plugged in as tight as possible into your clipper/ charging dock. In the duration in which you’ve had your clippers, they may have lost their sensitivity meaning more pressure is needed to form solid contact.

Wahl Magic Clip Cordless Not Charging

Also, give it a little wiggle/ adjust the cable slightly to see if you can get a quick jolt or charge. 

If you do get charged at certain angles then the fault probably lies internally within your cable. 

But it can also lie externally. 

Check the power cord and plug for any signs of wear and tear, such as fraying, cracking, or bending. 

If you find any damage, you need to replace the power cord or plug with a new one.

Try and straighten out any bends. Try to keep the power from the plug to your clipper as straight as possible and try different outlets. 

If you still get little jolts of charge or you can see damage on your charger, you may need to grab a new charger as that’s the major bottleneck stopping your clippers from charging. 

You can grab one from below: 

Also, make sure when you plug in your charger, it’s plugged in all of the way, often times the cable is loose hence why the charge skips or doesn’t charge at all. 

Dirty or corroded contacts

Wahl Magic Clip Cordless Not Charging

The contacts are the metal parts on your clipper and charger that connect when you plug in your clipper. 

If these contacts are dirty or corroded, they can interfere with the charging process and prevent your clipper from getting enough power. 

To fix this, you need to clean the contacts with a soft cloth or a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. 

Gently wipe away any dirt, dust, or rust from the contacts until they are shiny and clean. 

Be careful not to damage the contacts or get any alcohol inside your clipper or charger and make sure it’s dry before charging it. 

Clean both the contact point on your charger as well as your clipper. 

Then make sure all is dry, then place your clippers to charge and see if that gets them going. 

This is the same logic that applies to the dock:

Make sure the contact point is clean, and make sure the adaptation cord is the right match for your dock. 

If you give your clipper a wiggle and it charges at a certain angle, you may need to replace the (battery inside your dock) or look to get a new one 

Overheated battery

To put it simply, the battery inside your clipper might have overheated, tired out, or simply blown. 

This can cause the battery to lose its capacity and ability to hold a charge. 

To fix this, first, let your clipper cool before placing it to charge. Also, avoid using your clipper for too long without taking breaks.

 If your clipper feels hot to the touch, stop using it and let it cool down before ever placing it on charge. 

If your clipper still doesn’t charge when you place it on charge after this then your battery may certainly need replacing. 

The old or defective battery


The battery inside your Wahl cordless magic clip has a limited lifespan and will eventually lose its performance over time. 

This can cause your clipper to run out of power faster and take longer to charge. 

To fix this, you need to replace the battery with a new one. You can grab one from below:

To replace the battery, you need to open up your clipper by unscrewing the screws on the back of the case. 

Then, you need to disconnect the old battery from the wires and connect the new one in its place. 

Be careful not to damage any components inside your clipper or touch any exposed wires.

This video below walks you through the process:

How To Keep Wahl Clipper Charging 

If you get your magic charging once more, aim to keep it that way. This can be done by:

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions: 

Read the user manual that came with your Wahl cordless magic clip and follow the instructions on how to use and charge your clipper properly. The user manual will tell you how long to charge your clipper before first use, how often to charge it, how to store it when not in use, and how to maintain it.

Use only compatible accessories:

 Use only the power cord, plug, charger, and battery that are compatible with your Wahl cordless magic clip model and voltage.

Do not use any accessories that are not made by Wahl or that are not designed for your clipper. Using incompatible accessories can damage your clipper and void your warranty.

Keep your clipper clean: 

Keep your Wahl cordless magic clip clean by regularly removing any hair or debris from the blades and casing. 

You can use a small brush or a cloth to wipe away any dirt or dust from your clipper. 

You can also use a spray cleaner or oil specially made for clippers to lubricate and disinfect your blades. Keeping your clipper clean will help it run smoothly and efficiently.

If all else doesn’t work you can always contact Wahl’s service team:1 (800) 767-9245 to help you fix your clipper. 

Give them the serial # on the handle of your clipper. They may ask for your purchase info (which website it was purchased, and date/cost/etc). 

You may be able to get a replacement and a free fix. 


I hope this article went through the Wahl cordless magic clip not charging problem. The main reasons why your magic clip doesn’t start are:

  • Faulty cord/ charging stand 
  • Dirty Contact points
  • Overheated/ damaged battery 

If you found this article helpful, check out other articles on this topic below. 


Why is my Wahl Magic Clip Cordless not charging?

There could be various reasons, such as a faulty charger, battery issues, or dirty contacts. Troubleshoot each component to identify the specific problem.

How can I fix my Wahl Magic Clip Cordless if it’s not charging?

Firstly, check the charger and cord for damage. Clean the charging contacts and ensure a secure connection. If the issue persists, consider replacing the battery.

Can I use a different charger for my Wahl Magic Clip Cordless?

It’s essential to use the original charger provided by Wahl to avoid compatibility issues or potential damage to the device. Using third-party chargers may void the warranty.

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.