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How do I fix the flip up trimmer on my Norelco 5801 XL? The bottom part oscillates fine, but the blade trimmer doesn't move.

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    Benjamin Dungee May 07, 2017

    I figured out the answer. After disassembling the trimmer blades and retainer spring and cleaning it, I found out that wasn't the problem. It was the bottom piece that was oscillating and it broke at its' pivot point. A piece of plastic inside the cylinder of the pivot point. Sorry, I didn't take pictures before only after. You will need a Dremel drill, wire cutters, a pin and best glue for the job. I used Gorilla glue, but I won't know if it will hold up. Maybe some kind of Krazy glue will be better. I just saved myself from buying a new one since everything works find including



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It will not work long term.

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