TRIMMER STAYS IN OPEN POSITION
I had this problem, and it was due to the breakage of a plastic part. If you slide the trimmer open you can see a piece of spring wire beyond the end of the word 'trimmer'. The broken piece should locate the end of this spring; if it fails then the spring no longer forces the trimmer blade fully shut. As the trimmer was opened and closed I could see that the spring did not stay symmetrically placed. I could also see one end of the spring inside the mechanism, rubbing on the surface under the slider - but not the other.
To help with the instructions, let me identify some parts: "A" is the sliding part that your thumb pushes to open the trimmer; it carries the word 'trimmer'. "B" is the hinged part that carries the trimmer blade itself and the word 'washable'. "C" is the flexible piece of black plastic that connects A to B and on which the central section of the spring pushes.
To fix, first remove the sliding section A: slide the trimmer open and push a thin screwdriver down one edge of the slider. Prise the lugs that hold A in place, away from their slots.
Disconnect the connector C from the blade part B (gently push the lugs outwards, one at a time).
Turn over the slider A and you should be able to see that one or both lugs that are intended to keep the ends of the spring in place, have broken. (They are on a silver moulding fixed to the underside of slider A). I fixed both ends in place with some two-part epoxy - be careful not to get glue on the other parts! Allow to dry completely and reassemble.
Aug 20, 2008 |
Braun 9595CC Electric Shaver