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Anonymous Posted on Sep 15, 2013

Braun series 7 cleaning station has red lights even after I replaced the cleaning solution

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When the razor is not regularly cleaned in the cleaning station and the hygiene indicator goes low, the cleaning station may lose its ability to sense the fluid level. I almost sent the cleaning station in for repair (mine is out of warranty) but was able to clear the faulty condition by resetting the razor's cutter replacement (holding the small recessed reset button below "Braun" logo on the razor) and unplugging/replugging the station then attempting a cleaning until it performed one completely successful cleaning cycle. After that the fluid level showed full. I also heard that the drain hole in the "cup" where the razor sits can get clogged - not sure what happens then but you want to keep that clean.
Update 2/2018: If you mix your own formula as others note, it is important to include some tap water for electrical conductivity for the fluid sensor to work.

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2019

    Thankyou so much!!! that little 2018 update just solved my problem :) A little water and bingo the light vanished and all is well

  • Bahram Askarpour
    Bahram Askarpour Nov 14, 2021

    Yeah that’s What fixed mine too. Thanks

  • Russ Carr
    Russ Carr Sep 01, 2022

    Yes! Genius! I even bought a replacement cleaning unit but found the same thing happened. My recent cartridges had been left to dry completely before refilling with medical grade propan-1-ol (on it's own). Normally I rinse them out and top up while still wet so I will resort to doing that again in future. Thank you SO much!

  • Mike Honig
    Mike Honig Nov 28, 2022

    Thank you so much. I just dealt with this tonight. I was so upset ,thinking I needed a new charger. I did everything you mentioned and it works now. Thanks for posting


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  • Posted on Dec 26, 2009

SOURCE: Red "empty" light on Braun Clean & Renew fluid turns on too soon

Put a few drops of tap water in the solution if the light goes red until it goes out. Cheap, green way to reuse the plastic container!

Total Cartridge Size = 170 ml
1.) Clean old cartridge with 70% Isopropyl alcohol
2.) Add 3 ml of Lemon oil
3.) Add 3 ml of glycerin
4.) Add 2 ml of water
5.) Add 70% Isopropyl alchohol to 3/4 of the top of the cartridge
16oz (473ml) 70% Isopropyl alcohol = $1
16oz (473ml) Glycerin = $10
16oz (473ml) Lemon oil = $8
Cost Savings on one unit
Normal = $11
Homebrew = $0.81
Savings = $10.19 per refill



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  • Posted on Feb 02, 2010

SOURCE: Braun Series 7 760cc dead after 2 months

Had this same problem with mine. One month after warranty was done with. I ended up opening the thing up and pulled the monster battery out of its socket and put it back in. Worked fine after that. One week and still strong. Another thing I did was to carefully bend up the flat pieces of copper around the battery to make sure they were still getting a good contact with the pins on the cover. Hope this works for you....

  1. The black rubber/plastic cover on the back will pop off if carefully pried apart from the gray plastic. Start around the middle of the razor body.
  2. Once the black piece is removed you will see four screws holding on a plastic cover. These can be removed with a sharp flat head screwdriver.
  3. The plastic cover can then be pried from the razor body. Be very careful though as there is a rubber seal around this to keep water out. I broke mine.
  4. Inside you will see a somewhat large red battery with prongs on either end. Pop it out of its location and wait a couple of seconds. Press it back into position and you should hear a click for both ends.
  5. After this, I took all of the flat copper pieces and gently bent them towards myself (without making them touch of course... this could cause a short and potentially cause the battery to explode).
  6. Replace everything and see how it works... Hopes this fixed it for you and saved you $100-200. Have a good day!
Also... I am not responsible for any damages that may occur.

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