- 1 Why do electric toothbrushes stop working?
- 2 Why is my Oral-B electric toothbrush not working?
- 3 What do you do when your electric toothbrush stops working?
- 4 What is the lifespan of an electric toothbrush?
- 5 Should you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?
- 6 Why does my electric toothbrush stop and start?
- 7 Can I replace the battery in my Oral B electric toothbrush?
- 8 What is the red flashing light on Oral B electric toothbrush?
- 9 How do you disassemble an Oral B toothbrush?
- 10 When should I replace my electric toothbrush?
Why do electric toothbrushes stop working?
There are two main causes for charging faults inside the toothbrush, either damaged components for example from being dropped or from water seeping inside, or a failed battery.
Why is my Oral-B electric toothbrush not working?
First thing to do is check that the power outlet you are using is working as it should. If it’s attached to a bathroom cabinet, for example, the light switch on the cabinet may need to be switched on to power the socket. Make sure you are not charging the toothbrush on a metal surface.
What do you do when your electric toothbrush stops working?
How Can I Identify an Electric Toothbrush Problem?
- If the appliance doesn’t work at all, make sure the power is on at the outlet, then test the electrical cord and battery recharger with a multimeter and replace the cord or charger if needed.
- If the unit still doesn’t work, clean the charger post.
What is the lifespan of an electric toothbrush?
The average life span of an electric toothbrush is around 5 years. Manufacturers normally offer a 2 year warranty should the brush fail sooner. But some brushes will last a lot longer — we know of people still using electric toothbrushes that are 10 years old.
Should you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?
If this is your first time using the product, you should fully charge the battery before using, which can take up to 16 hours. Once your handle is fully charged, continue using your electric toothbrush until no charge is left. This will help your battery perform at its best longer.
Why does my electric toothbrush stop and start?
At the end of the 2 minute cleaning cycle, the motor in the brush pauses and restarts briefly three times. This is your signal that the 2 minutes of brushing time has been achieved. Normally at this point you would turn the toothbrush off, by holding the power button for 1-2 seconds.
Can I replace the battery in my Oral B electric toothbrush?
No, you cannot replace the battery in your Oral-B electric toothbrush. The battery is contained within the electronics of the toothbrush handle and the unit is then sealed to keep it water tight. For these reasons we do not provide replacement batteries for Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
What is the red flashing light on Oral B electric toothbrush?
If the red light is nearer the bottom of the handle, this could be the low battery indicator (PRO 1000 and above). This lights up when it’s time to charge your toothbrush, as there is only juice left in the battery for 1 or 2 more brushes.
How do you disassemble an Oral B toothbrush?
To start off, remove any brush heads from the top of the handle. Stand the toothbrush tip-first in hot water (60 degrees C) for 5 minutes to soften the plastic and make the ring easier to remove. Use the screwdriver to pry off the plastic ring from around the shaft.
When should I replace my electric toothbrush?
Plan to change out the toothbrush head on your electronic toothbrush every 12 weeks, or even earlier. Watch for signs of wear and tear on the bristles to know when it’s time to say goodbye to a brush head.