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Braun Synchro 7680 - "Oil" message

After about 4 or 5 years of use, the display on my 7680 is showing the word "oil" below the battery charge level indicator. My local Braun store has no idea what this means, and there's nothing in the product leaflet about it. Can anyone help?

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    a dealer in my area

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    same thing with me

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I have the "Oil" message also after 4-5 years of having the shaver. I put 3 in 1 oil in the little hole where the cutter goes. The oil message goes out and it runs fine. When it comes back on I put more oil. It just seems odd to me and am wondering if I am ruining anything inside the razor.

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    the screen shows the "oil" message

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008




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Had the same problem on my shaver too. Bought this product:

(I know the link says foil cutter, but it takes you to Braun lubricating oil!)

I apply the lubricating oil to the foil etc, then the word "oil" disappears. Then after a while the word "oil" comes back and I apply the oil again and so on, my shaver still performs normally.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008


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The above in a link to brauns website. You can view or download the user manuals for all their products.


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Per page 13 of a Braun Shaver manual:

If your skin is very dry and you notice a reduced
operation time of the shaver or if the display shows «oil!»,
apply a drop of light machine oil onto the shaver foil.

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