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Braun 360 Cleaning base

After a complete cycle of cleaning, the cleaning liquid reamins in the base, it does not drain back into the container. How can I fix this?

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    where do i buy the cleaning liquid

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    The activator goes through cleaning cycle but solution cleaner doesn't empty



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When you are looking top down into the cleaning base you want to look to the left side of the hole where you put your razor. That is were the solution drains out after your razor is cleaned and there is probably a blockage there. I used a toothpick to clean mine out every once in awhile when gunk would build up there.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007


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