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Why My Massage Gun is not Turning On ? How to Fix my Massage Gun ?

January 09, 2022 4 min read

Massage gun is a handheld rechargeable massaging device offering percussion therapy that can help you treat your muscle knots and soreness on daily basis.

Like many athletes and fitness influencers, do you also use a massage gun every day? Massage guns have become common these days with their countless health benefits. If you are used to using a massage gun every day to relieve your muscle tension, increase your blood circulation or improve your skin mobility, etc., and suddenly it stops working?

You have checked it several times, but still, your massage gun won’t turn on?

It’s frustrating, but unfortunately, it’s also common for a massage gun user to encounter such a problem.

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Why My Massage Gun is not Turning On

Like any other product, massage guns come in various quality and price ranges. Most of the massage gun brands offer at least a year warranty which is the minimum time a massage gun should last if used properly as per the manufacturer’s instructions, but if you have one that doesn’t work after weeks or months, you should know the below reasons before throwing it away or buying a new one. So let’s discuss a few main reasons your massage gun won’t turn on and how you can avoid it. There are different reasons for your massage gun to malfunction and not turn on.

Check the Power Indicator

Check if your massage gun power indicator is turning ON?

Different brands offer different power features. Most massage guns require you to hold the power button for a few seconds to switch it on properly, whereas some devices require you to press the power button and move to the power switch ON position to switch the device properly. A quick way for most of the massage gun devices is its power light indicator to ensure its switched ON properly otherwise you can check your manufacturer’s user manual to check how it’s turned on properly.

Check the Battery Level

Another good reason for your battery not to turn on could be its battery level. Most massage guns have LED bands on battery lights that show the battery level of your massage chair.

Connect your massage gun’s battery charging port and plug the AC side cable into the wall to start charging it. Check if the battery light pulsates, showing battery level and active charging. Fully charge the device; the LED lights will stop flashing and remain fully illuminated, indicating that it’s fully charged. Additionally, check if you are using the supplied charger of your massage gun manufacturer with your device.

Check If It’s Overused

Another reason your massage gun does not turn on could be excessive use for a prolonged period and extreme temperature. Your device performance relies on its usage. Massage guns are equipped with rechargeable batteries. When you use it for a long period, the battery gets overheated which effects the device performance and may cause discomfort.

Your massage gun is overheated faster at high speed or applying high pressure. It can also get hot faster if you use it in a hot environment. Your massage gun will be switched off automatically due to excessive use and overheating. In such cases, the device will not turn on instantly and require time to cool down before its switched on again.

Most massage guns support only an hour of continuous usage and require 30 minutes of rest to cool down before re-using.

Check the device manufacturer's manual to see the usage limits.

How To Avoid Such Problems?

  1. Take care of your massage gun’s battery. Make sure it’s fully charged before using it.
  2. Don’t use your massage gun while it’s on charging. If you are using the device while it’s charging, your massage gun might automatically turn off due to safety features.
  3. The single battery span of a massage gun varies from model to model. Use a high quality massage gun that can provide up to six hours of usage.
  4. Keep the device turned off when you are not using it, this can help preserve the charge and avoid excessive battery drainage.
  5. Turn off your massage gun for 20-30 minutes after continuous usage of an hour. This will help your massage gun to cool down.

The issues such as your massage gun not turning on, battery draining, motor seizing, overheating, etc., are mainly linked with cheaper models or generic brands. A high-end model or brand is expensive but can reduce the risk of encountering such problems very often.

Top of the line massage gun brands like ZarifaUSA massage guns can be a better alternative for your current low end massage gun. Get massage guns equipped with powerful motors, smart health tracking technologies, overheat and other safety protection. 

  1. Z-Smart Massage Gun Plus

The Z-Smart Massage Gun Plus designed for athletes, is your best option to relieve your sore muscles after an intense workout. It has 20 speeds, up to 3200 RPM, and a 5 hour battery life. 

  1. Z-Smart Massage Gun Health Plus

The Z-Smart Massage Gun Plus designed to keep track of your health. It has our Z-Tech Health Sensor that can track Calories Burned, Heart Rate and Temperature, has 9 speeds, 60 lbs of stall force, a 5 hour battery life and more. 

  1. Z-Smart Massage Gun Mini

The Z-Smart Mini Massage Gun features a small yet mighty form factor, 4 included massage heads, USB-C charging, 5 speed preset, 60lbs of stall force and more.


Any electric device can fail therefore It’s important to know how to use your massage gun properly to avoid not turning on and other glitches.

If you have checked the above reasons and your massage gun still not turning on, you will have to contact your manufacture to seek their help. Don’t fix it yourself because most massage gun products are subjected to an authorized repair. If your device is still within the warranty period of 1 year, you should get a free repair or free replacement. If you try to repair it yourself, the chances are that you void the product warranty.

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