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Very Loud Since Replacing Cutter Block

I just replaced the cutter block and now the razor is very loud.  It seems to be vibrating a lot more than before as if the mechanism that comes out of the razor is no longer securely connected to the razor.  Any ideas?  Thanks.

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  • warms Jan 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. I replaced cutter and foil at the same time on my Braun 7630. When reassembled it makes much more noise when operated. I reinstalled the old cutter and foil and it's still loud. I replaced foil and cutter several times in the past without this problem occuring.

  • Rapido Mar 18, 2008

    I replaced my cutter block within the last three months and the razor was operating fine until a couple of days ago. It suddenly became very loud and vibrates much stronger. Ordinarily, when cleaning the razor I lossen the cutter foil, turn on the razor and allow the loose cuttings to be vibrated out according to manufacturer directions. Now when I do this the cutter foil is popped off the razor. It apears as though the block may be pushing against the foil with more force but I don't know. Any solutions?

  • 2BorNot2B Mar 22, 2008

    My razor got very loud before I changed the cutter block and foil. I changed them and it made no difference. The razor is very loud now, but still seems to work OK.

  • maximoose Apr 11, 2008

    same as everyone else. replaced block a day ago. now it makes a very loud noise, and seems loose.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    same problem here. Cutter pops right off when foil is removed and shaver is turned on.

  • warms Jun 14, 2008

    I didn't update my earlier problem report. I sent the shaver to a Braun service centre and they diagnosed that the drive unit needed replacement. Cost about $Au85 in Australia.

  • BBBinIL Aug 01, 2008

    I have NOT changed the foil or cutter block, but today, while using the razor, I have the same symptoms described here by the other users. I'm wondering if it makes any sense to go buy a new blade/foil kit, as earlier users report that doesn't help. The loud rattle is present, vibrating the foil off of the head. I snap it back on, and when I turn on the razor again, it pops loose again. Took it apart, did a thorough manual cleaning, and slid the white plastic connectors back & forth a bit. It *seems* to have made it better, for now, but will monitor for the next few mornings.

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Replace the drive unit yourself it is easy
Buy the drive unit $25:
http://shaveroutlet.com/braun-other-parts-c-4_27.html
Open the shaver:
1) Use a small flat screw driver pry off the bottom (where the cord plugs in)
2) Remove the silver sides
3) Using a small torq driver remove the 4 scews
4) Open shaver
5) Remove circuit board with batteries
6) Remove and replace drive unit
7) Reasemble

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Solution No.1 above was right-on. I ordered motor drive from ShaverOutlet.com and part arrived on Monday, ordered on Friday...
Repair took 5 Minutes and now shaver is like new again for another 5 Years I hope... Thanx for the Tip. Only cost 30.00 even with postage.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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One other possibility is that you have not pushed the cutter block all the way in. I had the problem of it popping off and I just needed to push it in a little further. Watch your fingers!

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