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Lost instructions how do I clean my braun 8985 with the self cleaner

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  • tneloms Dec 28, 2008

    I also lost the instructions and want to know how to clean the shaver.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Moved and lost the cord to my 8985 Braun. Where do I get another one?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    the activator goes through its cycle and charges and cleans but solution doesn't empty out

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    BRAUN 8985 how do you clean the cloged drain in the activator



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The instruction manual can be found here:
From the instructions: Using the special cord set (1), connect the socket of the Clean&Renew™ station (7) to an electrical outlet. • Press the station lift button (4) to open the housing. • Hold the cleaning cartridge (8) down on a flat, stable surface (e.g. table). • Carefully remove the lid from the cartridge. • Slide the cartridge into the base of the station as far as it will go. • Slowly close the housing by pushing it down until it locks.

The display for cleaning fluid (6) will show how much cleaning fluid is in the cartridge: a) cleaning solution sufficiently available b) up to 7 cleanings left c) new cartridge required Make sure the foil protection cap (9) is removed from the shaver. Insert the shaver head down into the station (the contacts (14) on the back of the shaver will correspond to the contacts (3) in the station). If necessary, the system will now charge the shaver. Also, the cleaning status will be automatically analyzed and one of the four diodes of the cleaning program display (5) will light up: a) the shaver is clean b) eco(nomic), i.e. short cleaning required c) normal cleaning required d) intensive cleaning required If the system has selected one of the three cleaning programs, it will not start until you push down the «start cleaning» button (2). This locks the shaver into the station and starts the cleaning process. We recommend cleaning after each shave. While the cleaning is in progress, the respective cleaning program light will flash. Each cleaning consists of several cycles (where the cleaning fluid is flushed through the shaver head) and a heat drying period. The total cleaning time is 33 to 50 minutes. Cleaning processes in the Clean&Renew™ should not be interrupted. While the shaver is drying, the metal parts of the shaver may be hot. Also, if the shaver is taken out prematurely and is not dry, its electronics could be harmed. When the program is finished, the blue «clean» light will shine. You can release the shaver by pushing the «start cleaning» button. Your shaver is now clean and ready for use.

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