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Bottom Red LED stays on constantly. Green LEDs no longer show up even after charging for a long period. Runs with or without plugging in

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Sounds like the rechargeable batteries are aged out, and no longer able to develop a full charge, and soon will be needing replacement.
A repair center might likely do it for you for a fee, but see "Self Repair" on site:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t961386-change_battery_in_norelco_5841xl_razor

Good Luck GB_C

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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