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I have a Braun 8985 shaver that lately has been intermitently not turning on and sometimes it will run slow before picking up to normal speed. Does it need a new battery or drive motor?

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  • rklinter Sep 28, 2010

    How do you get at the switch to repair it and can you order a new switch from somewhere?

  • rklinter Sep 29, 2010

    How do you open up the shaver to get at the switch?

  • rklinter Sep 30, 2010

    How do you get at the motor and the battery. I am still trying to figure out how to open up the case?

    Is there a service manual that shows how to do this work?

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Either the motor or the battery will need to be replaced. You can test the battery with a voltmeter to see if it is holding power.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 30, 2010

    These aren't servicable. You can replace the heads but the rest if there is no screws, then you can't take it apart without breaking it. If there are screws, then remove them and pull the unit apart.

    www.service.braun.com


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I would say that it needs a new switch. It also could be the motor. But more than likely the switch.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • Rodney Clark
    Rodney Clark Sep 28, 2010

    You will have to contact Braun. The number is 1-800-BRAUN-11

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The screen on my braun shaver has holes and needs replacement can i get new ones for it? its the one that says caution for use only with braun series 549 class 2 power unit www.braun.com it has a trimmer...


Braun 8985 replacement foil and blades is braun series 5 combi 51S foil and cutter replacement pack.

But costomer reviews in amazon.com who take braun series 3 combi 30B foil and cutter replacement pack is fits to Braun 8985 perfectly, very smooth and close shave. Shaves much better than the Braun 51S screens foil.

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I have the Braun 360° Complete 8985 Electric Shaver, and ive learned that it is pritty much gonna keep being a money hole. Can any one suggest a self cleaning brand that is more reliable?


The self-cleaning shavers are all much more expensive to maintain than traditional non-self-cleaning shavers. Your model 8985 is not inherantly more expensive to maintain than any other self cleaning model by Braun or other brand. The cleaning solution is expensive, the cleaning machines break because of exposure to liquid, and the heads often wear out faster as well.
Because of this, I strongly suggest you buy a shaver without a self cleaning machine. Most models that do not include self cleaning machines are very easy to clean with an old toothbruh dipped in rubbing alcohol. If you liked the way the Braun shaved when it was in good condition, I would suggest the following models linked below as possibilities

http://shaveroutlet.com/shavers/foil-shavers/braun-series-3-370-men-s-shaver.html

http://shaveroutlet.com/shavers/foil-shavers/braun-1775-series-1-shaver-p-123.html

Sep 07, 2010 | Braun 360° Complete 8985 Electric Shaver

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Works sometimes...


Braun Model 8985
It sounds like when the foil is on, there is something causing the blade to 'lock up'. My guess is that the cutter bar between the foils may be damaged and can not move. This would lock everything up. You can check it easily. Take off the foil and turn it over. There is a plastic piece in the middle that transfers the motion of the cutter to the bar betewwn the foils. You sould be able to easily move it back and forth with your finger. If it doesnt move, you will need to replace it. You will find this item at shaveroutlet.com. See link below

http://shaveroutlet.com/braun-8000-series-360-complete-foil-and-cutter-p-143.html

If this part does not seem to be damaged, the motor brushes may be worn causing the shaver to not have enough power. Was your shaver running slowly or weakly prior to having this problem? If so, the drive unit will need replaced. You will also find this item at shaveroutlet.com. See link below

http://shaveroutlet.com/braun-8000-series-activator-motor-drive-unit-p-36.html

To install, you will first need to gently pry off the 'cap. on the bottom of the shaver that surrounds the hole where the cord plugs into to. You can use a small flat screwdriver or similar object to do this. Once it is removed, the side grips will pull away revealing 4 screws on the back. Remove screws to take off the back cover. The internal parts will then simply lift out. Reassemble in reverse order.

Apr 08, 2010 | Braun 360° Complete 8985 Electric Shaver

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New head


Hello Brian, You can give the folks at www.electricshaver.com a try. They typically stock all the replacement and repair parts for most brands of electric shavers.

Here's a link to their site where you'll find part #5646768 for about $38 for a new set of the cutter head and foil (screen). It's always best to replace BOTH the foil and cutter block (head) at the same time, as any mircro burrs or nicks in the cutter blades will quickly ruin any new foil screen.

http://www.electricshaverstore.com/get_item_5646768_braun-foil-cutter-kit-360-complete-8000-series.htm

As you know, this is the simplest and easiest way to get an electric shaver back to a "like-new" shaving experience.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Where can I get a manual for Braun 8985 shaver


Found a Braun toll free phone number and they assisted.

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Where can i take my braun shaver for service? needs a foil/blade replacement


you can buy replacement cutter blocks and foils at walmart...about 50 bucks.

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