There is nothing more frustrating than going to use your massager gun only to find the battery will not charge. This can be extremely irritating and leave you with a feeling of uselessness at the same time. Massager guns are great when they work, but not so much when they don’t work. Thankfully, there are many different ways to fix a massager gun battery that is not charging. All you need is a bit of know-how, some common household items, and a little bit of time. The following will outline some quick tips on how to fix a massager gun battery that is not charging.
Why Does My Massage Gun Not Charge?
If you have a massage gun that does not charge, it can be frustrating and inconvenient. You may have to cancel your plans or reschedule meetings because you won’t have a working device to help you relax and reduce your stress. Thankfully, there are a few things you can try to get your device working again.
An electrical issue is the most common cause of a massage gun not charging. Over time, cords fray and lose electricity, so these are things you should check for. It is also important to keep your device clean. Dust, grime, and hair can clog the prongs of your device and prevent it from charging. This can be easily fixed by cleaning the prongs.
There are different reasons why your massage gun might not charge. The first thing that you need to check is the power cord. Make sure that the cord is plugged into the wall and check the connection with the massage gun to make sure that it is not loose. You will also want to make sure that you are using the correct voltage for this device. Most of these work with 110-120 volts, but there are a few that work with a different voltage. You will also want to make sure that you are using the correct power adapter.
Check the Charging Cord
First, you need to check the charging cord. Oftentimes, the problem with the charging cord can be easily fixed. This is especially true if you have recently purchased the cord, or if the cord you are using is very old. If you have recently purchased the cord, the most likely cause of the problem is the fact that the cord is not fully connected. One of the ends of the charging cord can easily become disconnected if you are not paying attention when you are plugging it in. It is also possible that the cord has a short in it that is preventing it from charging your gun.
Look for any fraying edges, kinks in the cord, or heavily worn spots. If you notice any of these issues, you will need to replace the cord.
Judging by this, you will likely need to replace the charging cord. If the cord is not new, you need to be very careful when plugging it in. Dust and other small particles can easily get into the charging port on your gun and cause the cord to not work. If this is the problem, there is not much you can do about it besides replacing the cord.
Check the Battery Connections
If you have recently purchased the cord, you need to check the battery connections. The most common reason for a battery not charging is that the terminals are loose. Sometimes, the terminals on the battery and the massage gun simply become loose over time due to general wear and tear. This problem can be easily fixed by simply tightening the terminals. If the terminals are loose, you can simply tighten them with a screwdriver (just not too tight!). If the terminals are stripped or damaged, you will need to replace the battery.
You will also want to look at the battery terminals to see if they are clean. If they are covered in grime or dirt, you will want to clean them with rubbing alcohol. After inspecting the battery connectors, plug the gun back in and try to charge it again.
Check the Battery Charger
If you have checked the battery connections and they appear fine, you need to check the battery charger. You can do this by simply swapping chargers with another gun and seeing if the other gun’s battery charges. If it does, the charger is likely fine and is simply not charging your gun. If your friend’s gun does not charge, his or her charger simply needs to be replaced. You should confirm this by testing the voltage on the charger. Usually, a massager gun charger will provide between 18 and 24 volts and be labeled as such. If your charger does not provide this voltage, it must be replaced with a compatible charger.
If you have already checked all the connections, then you will want to turn your attention to the battery charger. Examine the charger to see if it is damaged or worn. If it is, you will need to replace the charger. You will also want to make sure the voltage matches the voltage of your gun. If the voltage does not match, you will have to replace the charger. If the charger is clean and the voltage is the same, plug it back in and try charging again.Medium shot man holding massage gun by Freepik - www.freepik.com
Recharge Your Massager Gun Battery
If your battery is brand new, you can try recharging it. Sometimes, the terminals on the new batteries are just loose enough to prevent them from charging. Recharging the battery for a few hours may solve the problem. Make sure to charge the battery for the specified amount of time and to use the same charger as the one provided with the massager gun.
If you have a different battery or have purchased a new battery, you can simply charge the battery for a few hours before trying to use it. You will likely notice the issue has been fixed almost immediately.
Recharge Your Battery for 24 Hours
If your battery is old and the above is not working, you can try recharging the battery for 24 hours. This will completely charge the battery and may fix the problem. If you have checked the terminals on the battery, and they are not loose, this may be the best solution for you.
You will do this exactly the same way you would if you were charging it for 12 hours, but you will leave it plugged in for a full day. If it still will not charge, it is time to look at getting a new battery.
Clean the Terminals on The Battery
If all of the above have failed you, you will need to clean the terminals on the battery. You must be careful when doing this as you do not want to damage the battery. Try placing a bit of rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and rub the terminals on the battery. This will remove any dust or grime that has built up on the terminals and allow the battery to charge correctly.
If you have already tried cleaning the battery terminals and the battery still will not charge, it is time to look at replacing the battery. This is an extremely rare occasion, but it does happen.Medium shot woman using massage gun by Freepik - www.freepik.com
Remove and Clean the Battery Pack
If cleaning the terminals is not working or you see a build-up on the terminals, you can simply remove the battery pack and clean it. You can do this with warm water and a bit of soap. Be careful not to damage the battery pack when cleaning it.
Clean the battery pack with soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Dry the battery pack off and reassemble it. Plug the massage gun back in and see if it charges.
Try Another Charging Cord and Adapter
If you have confirmed that all of the above is in working order, you can try another charging cord and adapter with your massage gun. Sometimes, the problem is simply with the charger and a new cord and adapter will solve the problem. If you have confirmed that the wires are not damaged and the charger is providing the proper voltage, this is the best solution for you.
You will want to borrow or purchase a new cord and adapter that is the same voltage as your old cord and adapter. Plug the new cord and adapter into an outlet and plug the gun into the new cord/adapter. If it still will not charge, try a different outlet.
Use a Different Wall Outlet
If you have confirmed that the problem is not with the battery or charger, you may simply be experiencing problems with the wall outlet. If this is the case, you can simply try a different wall outlet. If you have confirmed that there is no damage or build-up on the wires, this is likely the problem.
If you have already tried another cord and adapter and the outlet still will not charge the gun, you will want to try a different wall outlet. You will want to try a different wall outlet to see if there is a faulty connection in the outlet you are currently using. If another outlet works, you will want to call an electrician to look at the current outlet.
Replace the Battery With a New One
If none of the above is working or you see damage or build-up on the terminals, you need to replace the battery. You can simply purchase a new battery online or at your local store and replace the old battery with the new one.
If you are replacing the battery, make sure you buy a battery that is the same voltage, ampere-hours, and connector type as your old battery.
If the battery connector type is different, you will need to buy a new charger as well. To replace the battery, you will want to remove the old battery. Be sure to note which way it is facing. Remove the old battery and put the new battery in the same way. Once the new battery is in, plug the massage gun back in and see if it charges. If you have confirmed that the charger is providing the correct voltage, this is likely the problem and a new battery will solve it.
Overall, there are many different ways to fix a massager gun battery that is not charging. The first thing you want to do is check the charging cord, followed by checking the battery connections. If both of these are clean, you will want to look at the battery charger. If the charger is clean, you will want to recharge the battery. If the battery still will not charge, you will want to clean the terminals on the battery, remove and clean the battery pack, try another cord and adapter, or replace the battery with a new one.
Make sure to check the charging cord, the battery connections, the charger, and the battery pack before giving up on your gun. Hopefully, one of these quick tips will help you solve your charging problems!