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Braun 4501 shaver non-function...

The motor works, the battery seems fine (has 1.02 V.+-). When I plug the cord in and turn the shaver on there is a tiny buzz like a stalled motor, but that isn't it. I applied a 1.5 V. battery to the motor for a second and it spins just fine.

Where can I get a schematic? I suspect either the transformer or a diode (because I get no reading either way across the diode).

Any thoughts on this?

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  • rob_b_bruce Feb 14, 2009

    Hi; I have the same problem. I've pulled apart the razor, unsoldered the battery, thinking it might be the problem, & jumpered across the battery connections with a piece of wire, but it still makes the same little buzz. I'm going to look for a board & just replace it.



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You might try the original type battery (rechargable) Batteries Plus has them for less than 3 dollars, and they will solder the leads to the battery FREE! If you were lucky enought to get the 4501 apart, you may have problems getting it back together. Be sure front and back panels are free from the sides and it wont go back together unless you put the TOP snaps in first. Good luck...I got mine going for $ 2.78...

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