Why are my Babyliss Clippers so loud ( Trimmer Solutions)

Babyliss.A  reliable hair clipper brand that produces some of the best hair clippers in the market. 

However at times, their clippers can be problematic and you can find yourself asking, Why are my Babyliss hair clippers so Loud? 

I once was at this stage and was on the verge of buying and new pair but I did the research and found solutions and I would like to share them with you.

So with that said, let’s begin. 

why are my Babyliss trimmers so loud

Asking yourself, what are my Babyliss trimmers so loud can leave you very confused. 

Like every other hair clipper brand, there is a multitude of reasons why your hair clippers can be loud. 

It can be external regarding the blade teeth and blade alignment but it can also be internal with problems coming from the motor and the ceramic blade. 

Either one can cause a Babyliss trimmer noise. 

While the noises can be annoying and push you to leave your clippers or simply looking to get a new pair, don’t be too trigger-happy in dis-owning your clippers 

The possible problems can easily be resolved. 

In this article, I will go through the correct process for troubleshooting your loud Babyliss hair clippers. 

With each solution, you will narrow down the reason why your Babyliss clippers are producing loud noises. 

But before we begin you should understand why your clippers may be producing a loud noise. 

Internal factors are 70% of the cause of loud Babyliss clippers. 

I’m not sure what I mean. I Explain it next 

Why are my Babyliss clippers so loud?

Why are my babyliss clippers so loud

Most Babyliss clippers are cordless and contain a rotary motor. Cordless rotary motors are and can provide great cutting performance. 

However, the movement of rotary motors can cause damage to other parts within a hair clipper. 

This video below, explains visually how rotary motors function. 

As you can see, the rotary motor cylinder oscillates from side to side to move the cutting blade. Nothing crazy…

But the main point of attention is for the blade to move, the motor has to connect with the ceramic on the back of the cutting blade. 

This whole process is nothing mind-blowing, in fact, that’s exactly how Babyliss want their motor and blade to function. 

However, what tends to happen is that the ceramic blade wears out. This is due to the constant friction with the rotating cylinder.

Now, the ceramic on your cutting blade should be able to handle the friction from the motor but in some cases, whether it’s poor manufacturing or a displaced motor, the friction can become too much to the ceramic, and therefore it slowly deforms. 

This Deformation of the ceramic blade is what eventually causes your Babyliss clippers to produce a loud noise the ceramic and top cutting blades stop working in unison, they just smack against each other constantly, only making the noise worse. 

We want to stop and later on in this article, I will provide the steps of how to do so. 

However, this internal problem is only one of the possible internal problems that can cause loud Babyliss clippers

There is another type of problem that causes noise but luckily. It can be fixed quickly. 

Babyliss Clipper Maintenance 

Basic clipper maintenance. yes, I know boring but it can be one of the reasons why your clippers are producing noise.

You should always maintain your clippers either through Cleaning and sterilizing, oiling, or aligning. 

These are small actions but can make your clippers last a very long time and stop them from making irritating noises. 

The basics of hair clipper maintenance starts with cleaning. So let’s begin here. 

ools needed:




Hair clipper oil 


Step 1: Remove your clipper blades 

Why are my babyliss clippers so loud?

Unbolt your blades from the hair clipper using a screwdriver.  Make sure to hold down your hair clipper blade 

The spring within a Babyliss clipper can be powerful and cause your clipper to jerk back 

After this, you will see the two main blades that cut hair. This is your top cutting rail and your top cutter as shown below

Ideally, the top cutter is the blade that cuts your hair and would be the one that needs to be prioritized if you want to remove all rattling.

However, for now, we’re focused on cleaning so remove both the top cutter blade and then the top cutting rail blade. 

You will notice that the top cutting blade is attached to two springs. Gently push the blade out of the springs and it should come off easily

Step 2: Clean the Blade

First, take the top cutting blade and brush down making sure any dirt and oil or has been removed from the blade. Do that for the top-cutting rain blade too. 

Now rinse the blade with cold water for a few seconds then dry it off with a cloth.

Step 3: Clean the Inside hair clipper

Now both blades are clean, you can look at cleaning the inside of the hair clipper.

Holding your clippers, look inside, if there is a larger build-up of hair inside, it needs to go. 

This hair build-up does not make your clippers perform poorly but they add to the friction that can cause noise.  

Babyliss hair clipper

Using a toothpick or brush, pick out any hair inside or around the top of the motor

Once the inside of the blade has been cleaned you can now look to attacking your blade back onto your clipper. 

Extra: while you are here, also check the inside of your ceramic blade. If you notice any wearing /damage to the clip-on on your ceramic blade, take note of this as this is another cause of noise with Babyliss clippers. 

I will expand more on this later. 

Step 4: Check blade teeth 

Before you attack the blade back onto your clippers, you must check the teeth of both blades. 

Now that they are clean, you should be able to check for damage. Damaged teeth can cause friction between both blades which causes a loud noise. 

Run your finger across the top of both blades. They both should be smooth and you should be able to run across both wi though encountering any large bumps or cuts. 

If you notice any of these you will most likely ha be to get your blades replaced, you can get a replacement blade for your Babyliss clippers here.  

Later on, in this article, I will explain how to attach new blades to your Babyliss clippers. 

Step 5: Re-resemble your clippers

If your blades are in good shape, and you don’t see any damage to the ceramic on your blades, you can place them back onto your clippers. 

Otherwise, hold on tight and move on to the next part section of this article before you come back here. 

Begin by placing your top cutting blade back onto the springs on your clippers 

Now take the top cutting rail blade and place that on your top cutter blade making sure the holes align

Allign hair clippers

Now take your screws and screw them back into place, 

However, don’t screw them as you have to align your blades first. 

Step 6: Align clippers

Your blades need to be aligned correctly for two reasons 

  1. It stops your blades from cutting the skin 
  2. Makes sure there is enough distance between the blades 

This is how your Babyliss clippers should align: 


Always make sure the first tooth of the clipper is lined up with the second tooth of the front cutting rail and the last tooth of the front cutting blade is just on the inside of the last tooth of the front cutting rail 

Also make sure the distance between the top teeth of both the front cutting rail blade and the top cutter blade is 0.8mm thick, the same depth as a credit card.

To achieve this, tighten the screws on the back of the blade. However leave enough wiggle room, so you can make the right adjustments, when everything is in place, you can pop the blade back into your hair clippers. 

Once your clipper is back together, turn them on and see how they sound. 

If you still notice rattling, the problem lies elsewhere. I will cover other possible solutions further down in this article.

7: Oil you clippers 

Now that your blades are clean, you should look to oil them. 

Clipper blades need to be oiled to reduce the friction and heat between both blades, which at times can cause clippers to rattle. 

You can use regular hair clipper oil for this process but if you do not currently have it, you can also use baby oil or mineral oil. 

Place 3 drops drop of oil where bothering blades meet and 2 drops on either side of the blade 

Babyliss clippers
The same process can be done on all hair clipper brands

Babyliss Ceramic replacement  replacement

This section is a further expansion on internal hair clipper noise solutions. 

As I mentioned earlier if you had previously noticed any damage to the ceramic on your top cutter blade, you should look to get it lubricated or replaced. 

I will show you the prices for Borge however, for now, let’s start with lubricating to help ease the friction between the motor and the ceramic if there is little damage and wear. 


Flat head screwdriver 

Lithium greese 

Flat nose plier

Cotton buds 

Step 1: Check the motor

Once your blade is unscrewed you should see a metal piece sticking out from your clipper 

babyliss hair clippers

Take your Cotton buds and add some lithium on the end.

Step 2: Apply Lubricant

Now smear the grease along the inside of the ceramic holder. 

Make it all around and spread it evenly. 

This should provide enough lubricant to reduce the friction between the motor and the ceramic itself

Step 3: Check for change

Now you can place the top cutter back onto your clipper and follow this with the top cutting rail, making sure they are aligned correctly 

I detail the steps to this in the maintenance part of this article. 

Now turn your clippers on and check the sound. 

If the loud noise persists. It’s time to replace the ceramic, it’s most likely too far gone. 

In addition to the tools above, you will have to purchase the 

Babyliss 802 replacement blade.

Step 4: Replace

Remove the ceramics on the back of the top cutter blade by pushing it out

Then take a flathead screwdriver and wedge it in between the top cutter and the ceramic, apply a bit off (not too much) and it should come off

Do this for both blades, old and new

Step 2: 

Now you can pop the new ceramic back into the slot on of your old blade, it should fit smoothly with not much difficulty.

Step 3: 

Now you can resemble the hair clipper. Pop the top cutter blade with the new ceramic back onto the spring holes and let it sit.

Why are my Babyliss Clippers so loud

Then take the top cutting rail blade, align it with your top cutter blade, and the screws 

Now check both blades are aligned correctly and you can now screw them back on together. 

Make sure both screws are tight and there is no movement. 

Now turn your clippers and they should be sounding just like new! 


If you came to this article asking yourself why are my Babyliss clippers so loud and you should know now the cause and the solution 

As mentioned In the article, you should look to make sure: 

  1. Your clippers are maintained
  2. There is little friction between the ceramic and the motor 
  3. Your ceramic is in its best condition 

By making sure these are all done your Babyliss coolers should be noiseless and perform at their best. 

If you have four This ar let helpful, please check out my other brand noise clipper solution guides

How to fix Andis clippers loud noise 

How to fix Wahl clippers loud noise 

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.