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360 is saying empty

I have a 8995 model and it has empty on the display. I have changed the cleaner,discharged and even reset the cutter settings. One thing I do notice is the trimmer of amount of last shave time does not stop it will to to 99.99.

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Re: 360 is saying empty

I just fixed it now .. when the cartridge is inside and full turn the whole bas upside-down for less than a sec .. ( while the power plug is disconnected ).. then try plugging and cleaning again

Posted on Jun 23, 2012

Re: 360 is saying empty

I refil my tank with 91% alcohol. The base sensor will think it's empty if you don't add color, Braun adds blue tint to cleaner to trigger full-tank sensor. A drop of non-water solution color will do the trick. They made it a bit difficult to not use their costly cleaner, but it's doable.

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I have the same problem with my 8985. Base charges fine but when I press the button to clean, it says the cartridge is empty and stops. New full cartridge is installed. Seems like this is a common problem.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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