If a massage gun cannot be switched on, this is frustrating at first. Often, the reasons for this can be solved quickly. In this article, I’ll show you why your massage gun won’t turn on and how to get it to start again.
If the massage gun does not turn on, it is usually for simple reasons. Often, the battery is not charged properly or has been inserted incorrectly into the massage gun. The following table gives you an overview of the reasons why the massage gun does not start and how you can fix them:
The power switch is turned off.
Set the switch (usually found on the bottom of the handle) to "ON".
The power button must be held for a few seconds.
Do not just briefly tap the button to turn it on, but hold it down for a few seconds.
The Battery is empty.
Fully charge the battery before (first) use.
The battery has not been inserted correctly.
Make sure that the battery is properly seated in the massage gun. You can usually hear this by a click when inserting the battery.
The massage gun overheated.
Do not use the massage gun for too long at a time. Massages of 2 to 3 minutes per muscle are usually sufficient.
Long Answer – Possible Causes and their Solution
You have now learned the most common causes of the massage gun not starting and how to fix them. At this point, I would like to go into more detail about the background. In addition, I will show you what you can do if the massage gun does not start despite all your efforts.
Power Switch turned off
The power switch must be turned on with many massage guns before starting the motor. This prevents the motor from being permanently connected to the power supply. You can usually find the corresponding switch on the bottom of the handle.
When switched off, however, you should set it back to “OFF” after use to conserve the battery.
Button must be held short
If the motor has power, it still needs to be started. For this purpose, there is usually a button on top of the massage gun or the bottom of the handle. However, you must not only tap this briefly but often hold it for a few seconds, and the massage gun turns on. This prevents the massage gun from turning on accidentally, for example, when transporting it in a sports bag.
Another very common reason is that the battery is discharged. This is the case, for example, after purchase. Then the battery must first be fully charged before you can use the massage gun.
Battery not inserted correctly
Have you charged the battery, turned the power switch to “ON” and the massage gun still won’t start? If your device has a replaceable battery, you must ensure it is inserted correctly. You can usually hear this with a click when inserting the battery. If the battery is not correctly inserted into the massage gun, it is not connected to the contacts, and the motor does not receive power.
Massage Gun overheated
If you use the massage gun for too long at a time, it may overheat. This can especially be the case on hot summer days. If the massager is overheated, let it cool down first. If it still does not start, the manufacturer’s support team may be able to help you.
To avoid overheating in the future, you should follow these instructions:
- Do not use the massage gun for too long at a time. Massages of 2 to 3 minutes per muscle are usually sufficient.
- Make sure that you do not cover the ventilation openings of the massage gun and that they are not blocked (e.g., by dust).
In addition to the above causes, there are many others. A defect can also cause the massage gun to no longer start. If you can’t fix the problem yourself, it’s best to contact the manufacturer’s support. Most massage guns come with a two-year warranty. During this time, the device will be replaced free of charge in case of a defect due to material or workmanship.
Conclusion – My Massage Gun does not turn on – What can I do?
If a massage gun does not start, it is usually due to simple reasons that can be quickly fixed. I have presented the most common reasons for the failure of a massager to start. I also showed you how to fix the causes. I hope that I could help you with this!