Question about Braun 360° Complete 8985 Electric Shaver
I have been shaving with electric razors for 48 years, and the Braun 8595 is by far the best one yet.
I have had the problem of the refusal of the cleaning station to recognize the level of fluid in the cartridge, three times over the last couple of years. It seems to relate to a build up of shavings in the unit. To get it working again I inverted the unit, and carefully flushed water via a small tube, back through the 1cm diameter hole in the underside of the open base. Of course, the unit must then be thoroughly dried before use, or the sparks may fly. Does anyone know how to dismantle the unit for a safer and more thorough clean?
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
Does the charge light on the razor come on when the shaver is in the base?
The base communicates with the shaver through the charger contacts, so if you
don't have good contact the shaver won't charge and the base won't know that a
shaver is present.
Check that the metal contacts on the base are clean and "springy", and not loose or displaced.
If the shaver charges fine in the base but you can't start a cleaning cycle, I'd
suspect the electronics in either the base or the shaver. Even if the mechanical
switch in the base were faulty, the cleaning-status LED's in the base should come on when it connects with a shaver.
Posted on Nov 05, 2007
Do this at your own risk. If you're too stupid to follow directions, then don't do it.
Ok, real simple: the surface of the metal contacts on the base that touch the contacts on the shaver have oxidized partially. A quick fix, if you find that Braun's technical support is as worthless as the pathetic alloy used to make these oxidized contacts, take a small piece of aluminum foil and cover each of the contacts on the base, separately. Tape it down, or something, but make sure the foil touches the metal contact surface. Make sure that the aluminum can touch the contacts on your shaver. AND make sure that these aluminum pieces are not large enough to touch one another, because then you REALLY risk ruining the base and the shaver, and you are the only one to blame. All you really did was give the shaver "new" contact points on the base to connect to. Works for me, and I don't see these foil pieces when the shaver's plugged into the base, so I don't care. A (nearly) free, quick fix.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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