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Base floods with solution during cleaning cycle

My husband went too long between changes of cleaning solution (he is deployed and couldn't get his hands on any) and now even with fresh solution when he tries to clean the razor, the cleaning solution floods up into the base and won't drain back down.

He's looked for some obvious hole that's blocked with gunk but can't seem to find anything to clean out. We can buy a replacement base but they are $50 - might as well get a new shaver. I'd love to get the one we having working again and send this shaver back to my husband in the desert.

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  • vwhite5974 Nov 08, 2007

    btech25, I tried that and it didn't work. It looks like the solution fills a small reservoir and then spills over into the drainage tube so clearing with a q-tip will only work if it's the tube that's clogged. The entire reservoir is gunked up and I think the base is a total loss.

    But thank you for your suggestion. I gave it my best shot and ended up ordering a new base from



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OK, Remove shaver from cleaning base. Raise top cover as if you are going to replace the cleaning cartridge. Now, look into the cleaning cup where you put the shaver into.You will notice a small hole on the bottom left side. With a Q-tip ,clean out the beard hair from the hole.If you have a model 5301 which is located on the bottom of the base, you should be able to push the Q-tip all the way through the hole. This will allow the liquid to flow back down into the cartridge.This is whats causing the overflow.

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