How to Maintain Your 5 Star Shaver Foils

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Maintenance is key to protecting your Wahl Professional products. The better you take care of them, the better they will take care of you. Follow this step by step guide below on how to properly clean, disinfect, and maintain your 5 Star Shaver Shaper. This process is recommended after every cut for sanitation purposes. These steps work for both the 5 Star Shaver and 5 Star Finale.

Step 1: Release the foil head from the shaver body.


Step 2: Spray loose the hair clippings from the foil and cutter bar with a compressed air can. Loose hair clippings can also be cleaned from the cutter bar with the preshave brush provided with the tool (Tip: Use a light touch when cleaning with the preshave brush).


Step 3: Inspect cutter bar for bent or broken teeth. Proper care will help maintain the integrity of the cutter bar. Replace the cutter bars if necessary.


Step 4: Disinfect the foils and cutter bars with Wahl Clini Clip. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on proper usage of this disinfectant.


Step 5: Lightly apply oil to your cutter bars every 2-3 days. We suggest saturating a sponge and lightly dabbing the cutter bars as an effective oiling process.


Step 6: Reattach foil head and cover with foil guard. This will help protect your tool while in storage.


Follow these steps and you’ll be in good shape! To watch this process in action view this quick maintenance video:

How often do you maintain your 5 Star Shaver?




  1. I lost my cord n cover to the 5star. Can you provide me the phone number so I can order it plz. Thank you

  2. Author

    Our customer service number is 815-625-6525

  3. I have a question, I sprayed my wahl shaver with andis cool care plus but without taking the top part off. I left it as that and hours later when I try to use it, it won’t cut. It turns on and everything but won’t shave. I’m very concerned and I just bought it. I took the top part off and tried to brush off the hairs and let it air dry but nothing. I also charged it but still nothing. Please help me I don’t know what else to do thank you

  4. Author

    Hi Ashley,

    Are the cutter bars clean of debris? What length of hair are you cutting. The Shaver will only be able to cut hair at a stubble (1/32″) or shorter.

  5. How often should I change out the cutter bar assembly? I use this product every other day on my head.

  6. Author

    If you use it daily, we would typically recommend replacing about once a year. If you feel cutting performance has diminished you may want to replace before then.

  7. How do we know when it is fully charged. I use it almost everyday and when I’m not using it, I’m charging it.

  8. Author

    The light will turn off when on the charger. This will indicate that the unit is fully charged.

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