Why has my Oral B electric toothbrush stopped 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.

Why has my Oral-B toothbrush stopped working?

It could be a faulty power button or it may be a faulty battery that is failing to hold its’ charge and that is why it won’t start when you press the power button. They state that in doing this that the handle is destroyed BUT here’s a link that shows how to replace the battery in an Oral B 3709 toothbrush.

How do I reset my Oral-B electric toothbrush?

To turn the toothbrush off, hold the on/off button until the brush stops. When you turn it back on again, it will be back in Daily Clean mode. You can reset the handle by holding on/off button for 10 seconds. All the lights should do a double-blink simultaneously to let you know that this has been successful.

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.

What is the lifespan of an Oral-B electric toothbrush?

3-5 years

Life Span. The average life span of an electric toothbrush is 3-5 years.

How do I get my electric toothbrush to work again?

Clean an electric toothbrush head:

  1. Remove the brush head from the toothbrush driver.
  2. Run the brush head under hot water with the brush running for a minute to loosen debris and sanitize the head.
  3. Reinstall the brush head.
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Can you replace Oral-B toothbrush battery?

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.

How do I fix my electric toothbrush?


If you haven't got it it's fine just spray the button. And then press it a few times just to clean the contacts. Inside.

What is the red flashing light on Oral-B electric toothbrush?

Low battery indicator: If the red light is near the bottom of the handle, this could be the low battery indicator (PRO 1000 and above). It lights up when it’s time to charge your toothbrush, as there is only enough power left in the battery for 1 or 2 more brushes. Now would be a good time to charge it.

How long do electric toothbrushes last without charger?

Provided that your electric toothbrush is clean and functioning safely, you can use it indefinitely. We don’t recommend upgrading purely because there is a new model or because you have had yours 3 years.

Do electric toothbrushes wear out?

Electric toothbrushes do wear out when you use them for a longer duration. This can lead to their bristles ripping off and thus leaving an inefficient toothbrush for perfect oral health. Still, you can opt to replace your brush to avoid getting bacterial infections.

Can you overcharge Oral-B toothbrush?

Yes! Yes it will affect the overall battery life. Just like any battery it is best to let it drain before charging.

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Do electric toothbrushes need to be replaced?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing a toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every three to four months. You may need to replace it sooner depending on how frequently you brush and how quickly the bristles start to fray.

Can you overcharge an electric toothbrush?

Battery Life



Charge the toothbrush until it indicates the battery is full, or for 24 hours, whichever comes first. Don’t exceed the 24 hours because overcharging Ni-MH batteries can shorten their lifespan. Don’t store the toothbrush on its charger between uses, as repeated top-ups can shorten the battery’s life.