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Philishave QT4040 stops during use

I have a Philishave QT4040. Even when the battery is fully charged, sometimes the unit stops while I am trimming my beard.

The only way I can get it running is to hit the unit a number of times with my palm, or remove the cutting head and manually spin the chrome rotor (which fits into the cutting head).

Why am I having this problem?

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  • Henrik Faltstrom Mar 14, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my qt4040. It has now reached the point where I am no longer able to get it running by giving it a good whack. It is probably the electrical connection between battery and motor that is failing. I am currently trying to figure out how to take the shaver apart and resolve the issue.

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SOURCE: shaving head check indicator still flashing after installing new heads

Apparently you need to change the heads within two weeks after the red LED first starts to flash, otherwise the memory chip inside needs resetting. This also poses a further question. How does the unit know the heads have been changed or not ?

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Remington HC600 hair clipper stopped clipping

To all of you: adjusting the screws won't help, unless you screwed something up yourself, of course LOL The same problem bothered me a few years, and an hour ago I found out it could easily be a single hair stuck between the blades, thus separating them a bit. Get rid of it and the trimmer will probably work again. It can even get out spontaneously, which happened to me and kept me wondering what was going on.
P.S. DON'T lubricate unless you are required to (check your manual) The model I have (HC210c) does't need lubrication, I guess yours is similar to it. And remember that NOT every oily substance is a machine lubricant.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

brector3
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SOURCE: i've replaced my philishave heads (HQ 167) because

the problem is likely tobe the retiner. you will find this part at shaveroutlet.com.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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Posted on Sep 05, 2010

brector3
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SOURCE: I have a Philishave bought

Based on the information you provided, it sounds like it is a Quadra Series shaver but it is not possible to tell the specific model number. The model number should be written on the shaver somewhere.
shaveroutlet.com has a video that can help you find the model number. See link below

http://shaveroutlet.com/video_tutorials

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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