Question about Braun Syncro 7526 Electric Shaver
The part that you push done onto the shver will not stay down to clean or charge the shaver. Is there a way for me to fix it myself or do I need to buy a new unit?
You can obtain a replacement charging/cleaning base for only $18.99 at Shaver Outlet, as of this writing. Follow the link here: Shaver Outlet Parts. If the shaver is still working fine, it's worth getting the replacement base. Less than $25 shipped is a nice alternative to messing with velcro strips and rubber bands. :-)
Posted on May 23, 2009
Here is the link to the user manual for your shaver if you need it; http://www.service.braun.com/line/SH/S5493/S5493_14_NA.pdf The release button on the back end of the shaver must activate a couple of small pins or levers that release the mechanism in the base unit to allow the shaver to be removed. If these pins or levers (sorry it isn't clear from the picture) are still moving in and out when you press the release button, the problem is in the base unit. Where these pins/levers would be if the shaver was in the base unit will be the latches that keep the shaver from coming out - it sounds as if one or both of these is broken or stuck - they are probably spring loaded, so a gentle poke with a small screwdriver or similar may free the latch. if they are not obviously broken or stuck, then the problem may be with the springs. this may well be easily fixable depending on how keen you are to take the unit apart yourself. Braun offer a two year warranty on this item, and even out of warranty their service is normally excellent - contact them on; http://www.braun.com/na/contact/servicepartners/americas.country.html?country=United States of America If you wish to try to fix it yourself and want some more help, please post again. Hope this helps :)
Posted on Mar 30, 2007
I used a spring clamp. Works like a charm!
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
I found that putting a strong rubber band around the entire unit from the base to the top of the charging post solved the problem.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
I had the same problem - my fix is simple, cheap and works great - obtain some of those double sided hook and loop (Velcro) straps used to tie cables in a neat bundle - the 3/8" - 1/2" wide version works best, these are approx 4" long and usually black in color - costs approx $2 for a package of 10 straps.
Cut off a piece from one of the straps, approx 1" long and glue this to on side of the neck of the charging base. Glue the reverse side of the remainder of the Velcro strap to the other side of the neck, position it with enough length to go over the top of the push in plug (when closed), at the top of the neck, and cover the full length of the first piece of Velcro glued to the other side of the neck + remember allow some additional length so you can easily grab the end of the long piece to release the Velcro grip and let the plug raise clear of the razor.
When the glue is dry, pull the long end over the top and position it to hold the neck plug completely down, and be retained by the first piece of Velcro on the neck - trim the long piece to length, remember you need a little extra length, to make releasing the Velco grip easier. I just pull on the long end of the Velcro, this closes the plug into the razor and simply push the Velcro together to start the cleaning process - simple and cheap.
Mine has been working for years.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
I had the same problem. What happened with my was a tiny hook has broken off, and the one thats left is not enough to lock it into place. So i took out the spring.. Works fine now, but doesn't have the "spring loaded action" anymore (obviously).. you'll have to pull the neck instead of pressing a button to free the unit.
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
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