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The Jet Clean System that comes with this razor is malfunctioning. If the cleaning solution reservoir is under-filled the Jet Clean System will flash its lights at you and refuse to operate. This is what happens every time I try to use it, no matter how much or how little cleaning solution I use. I figure that the problem must be with the sensor (blocked? stuck float?) But I cannot find the sensor anywhere. Any ideas?

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I have had 3 1050CC shavers all with the same problem. Apparently other models have the same issue. After about a year of use, the unit reverses after dipping the shaver into the cleaning solution for a second. Two were replaced by Philips within the 2 year warranty period. I still use the 3rd one. There are several things you can try. If the cleaning solution is low this will cause the shaver to reverse and not clean. Add more cleaning solution. I have noticed that sometimes I have to add more fluid to the unit after a week of use. Sometimes it is necessary to fill the solution a little above the max fill line. Be careful though. Filling it too much above the max fill line can cause cleaning fluid to run out of the bottom after a cleaning cycle. If the above two fixes don't work, then press the clean button and after the unit reverses back up, wait about 5 or 10 minutes and press it again and it should stay down as long as there is enough cleaning solution in the unit. If you wait too long or too little to press the button, it won't work. I have noticed if I press the button immediately after it reverses the same problem occurs. Also if I wait 30 minutes before pressing the button the same problem occurs. There must be some sort of timing cycle. You may have to repeat this process a few times to get it to stay down and clean. This is the only way I can get mine to clean now. Obviously something is getting dirty or wearing out over time in the cleaning system. Since I have had 3 shavers with the same problem, I know many others have had it too. Philips must be aware of the problem. It is frustrating that they don't offer help on their own website and consumers have to band together to solve problems that they should be solving. The two year guarantee is very generous, but there is a design flaw with this product.

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How do i clean my with my philips hq2000. instructions are in a different langue


  • 1 Set the Jet Clean System base on a flat surface and pull the cleaning reservoir out of the base.
  • 2 Unscrew the fill cap on the reservoir, pour Jet Clean Solution into the reservoir and replace the reservoir in the base.
  • 3 Plug the power cord of the cleaning base into and electrical outlet.
  • 4 Remove the protective cover on the razor head and place it to the side. The protective cover must be removed or the cleaning system will not work.
  • 5 Slide the razor head into the base, push back on the razor handle and press the locking lever down to keep it in place. The indicator light on the cleaning base will blink, indicating the razor is inserted properly and charging.
  • 6 Press the "On/Off" button on the side of the cleaning base. The razor will lower into the cleaning solution and begin the cleaning process, which takes approximately one hour. The razor will rise out of the cleaning solution when the cleaning process is complete.
  • 7 Lift up on the locking lever, remove the razor from the cleaning base and rinse the razor heads under warm water to remove any remaining cleaning solution. The razor is now clean and ready for use.

  • If you just have the solution and not the Jet Clean System, then I would presume you could soak just the heads in the solution to clean them and then rinse it off.


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    If you are a using an electric shaver for the first time, I hope that this article will get you going. Proper techniques will ensure the best, closest shave possible. Maintaining the razor by properly cleaning and recharging it will also ensure that the razor works correctly and does not malfunction during use. Proper care and maintenance of the electric razor will also ensure that the razor will last for years to come. Consider this article as a shaving-best-practices template for your first electric shaver.<br /> <br /> Firstly, clean your face and dry it. Electric shavers do a better job when your face is clean. Turn the electric razor on and begin shaving against the direction of hair growth, moving the shaving head linearly and in circles. Circular motion Stretch the skin with your other hand to make the hair stand up straighter so the razor blades shave closer.<br /> <br /> After shaving, turn it off and rinse the cutting heads under warm water. You can also use jet clean system once a week to clean your shaver. Make sure that you charge it for the time specified in user manual. Overcharging may cause damage to the battery.

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    Did your Jet Clean System used to work, but now rejects the razor and flashes a red indicator that your reservoir is empty when it is not?

    The reason is that the liquid level sensor is full of gunk (you don't want to know what the gunk is made of). You can easily clean this yourself and restore normal operation. Here's how:

    1. Remove the razor and reservoir. Leave it plugged in.
    2. Press the start button and when the holder hits the bottom and stops, immediately pull the plug before it comes back up.
    3. Turn the unit over and clean off the gunk you can see with a Q-Tip.
    4. Fill the cleaned reservoir beyond the line (almost to the top) with hottest tap water and place it on a towel on your counter.
    5. Mix in 1/8 teaspoon of dishwasher detergent. Do not use Dawn or other dish detergent. It must be the type you use in your dishwasher! (Trust me on this).
    6. Lower the unit onto the reservoir and let it soak for at least 20 minutes.
    7. Hold the reservoir down on the towel by depressing the release buttons and pull and put the cleaning unit in and out of the reservoir 20 or more times to flush out the crud.
    8. Refill the reservoir with clean, hot water and do the pull - push trick again many times. Rinse and refill the reservoir with hot water and do this again 2 more times until the water is clear and there is no debris to be seen in the water.
    9. Remove the reservoir and allow the cleaner to dry thoroughly. Depending on the humidity where you do this, drying can take from several hours to an entire day. A hair dryer on the part you cleaned with the Q-Tip may help, but time will still be needed.
    10. Assemble and try it. It should work like new. If it does not work properly, (mine acted like it was jammed) don't worry, it is likely not completely dry inside. Remove the reservoir and wait for it to completely dry before trying again.

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