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I have a new ES-LA93 razor which I love but I have one question. After shaving I press the [SELECT] button to choose Clean/Dry/Charge. The process finishes and all seems fine but the CLEAN and DRY course selection indicators flash repeatedly. There is nothing in the manual which mentions if this is normal or significant of a problem. The manual goes into detail about the significance of the various states of the STATUS light and this has nothing to do with the STATUS light. I called the toll free technical support line and spoke to someone who felt my new razor was defective and she suggested I return it for replacement. I DO NOT want a refurbished razor and I don't think anything is wrong with my razor. This blinking will stop if I remove the razor from the charger and replace it. The water level, water container installation and cleaning cartridge installation are all as they should be. This is not my first Panasonic self-cleaning shaver system and I do understand the device except for this one aspect on the new ES-LA93. If I had a criticism of the Panasonic shavers/cleaning units it is the constant blinking of the display(s) during charging. Put simply it is annoying and unnecessary. With that exception the shavers are terrific. Please tell me that the blinking is not significant of anything other than the Panasonic designer's love of flashing displays.

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If you clean the razor every day, the CLEAN and DRY lights flash repeatedly to show you that the cleaning has completed. You should be able to confirm that this is correct by NOT cleaning it one day. You should see that those lights don't flash then. I know this because I clean the razor twice a week rather than every day. On the days that I clean it, the lights flash. On the days that I don't clean it, the lights don't flash.

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