Question about Braun 360° Complete 8985 Electric Shaver
When I place my shaver in the base the auto select modes for cleaning status will not light up. It will also not charge in the base. The light indicating the status of the cleaning cartridge is on, so I know there is power to the base. If I push down on the shaver in the base the lights will flash briefly and a clicking noise is heard then nothing. What is the problem?
All you have to do is take the base apart. Turn it upside down, and there are two plastic clips on the rear portion of the base. Press them in with a key or screwdriver and wiggle the base a bit to remove the inner portion from the outer shell. Make sure you unplug the unit and remove the cleaning cartridge before doing this. Once it is apart, place a small wedge underneath the portion of the electric contact that sticks out to touch the shaver, and press the back of that portion out so that it slightly bends the contact strip and makes it stick out a little further. Then remove the wedge and put the base back together. It will work again, as the contacts can now protrude to touch the shaver and run the cleaning and charging cycle.
Posted on May 09, 2009
The problem seems to be with the "memory" on the device. If you remove the internal battery from the unit for 2-3mins (might be a smaller amount of time) and replace, the device goes right to "intensive" and starts the clean cycle.
Here's some steps:
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Give up on Braun, they might appear to be a German brand but the quality has gone in the krapper.
My screws RUST in the shaver, this is the THIRD braun that is fucked up in communicating with its base or it quits (different models) ...
imply put, the MBA weenies instead of the German Engineering folks are in charge of the company and that is the end of another good brand.
Me ... i am so dsgusted, I went out and bought a first quality set of straight razors and am now getting the best shaves of my life.
Kiss my face shaving goo, high quality straght razor, oiled and strapped well, hot towel on face to soften the face hair, and wow, it is soo smooth and soo nice ... makes the electrc look lke junk ... better yet, no changing, no failing, and I can do anywhere, (except on a bouncing rutted road as I drive)
Spent over 800$ in the last decade on electric shavers, enough is enough.
Back to the cold steel and a good shave again ...
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
First-unplug from current, second remove cleaning cartridge, third spray Kroil penetrating oil making sure oil goes behind metal contact points, allow twenty four hrs for penetrating oil to function then repeat every three months for no problem service. This has worked for me six plus years, yes Kroil brand oil is expensive, however, this oil achieves desired results.
Posted on Sep 19, 2015
I actually bought a new power cable for mine so I could just forget about the dodgy base, but before it was delivered I realised you can just pull the power plug out of the cleaning base itself and plug it directly into the shaver... Easy to know if it's the shaver or base's fault at least!
I let the shaver charge on the cable directly for a few mins, took the cleaning cartridge out of the base and replaced its power cable. Flashing red light for Cartridge- OK good, replace the cartridge. Shaver back in the base, large elastic band to stop the thing popping back up (lol another Braun problem) and it automatically selected Clean once it had contact.
Hope this maybe helps avoid taking the shaver apart for some :)
Posted on Oct 14, 2014
You need to Unscrew the 4 torque screws and separate the top from the bottom.after it give cleaning it. remove the battery for some mints.close it and then try again, i hope it ll be working.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013
I have had numerous of these Braun shavers, and only occasionally have had any problems period, and if you work with the charging base to get it to reset at times, you will probably get it to work, after some diligent care.
All things need some help after a while of constant use, just like your car needs to be serviced. All the oil and dirt around the shaver needs to be cleaned well, to keep it working it's best.
These shavers are still the best for the money.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
My base will clean my shaver , but after doing so wont reset itself. So it just keeps doing the intensive cleaning every time I put it in the base. Also the base will not charge the shaver. I have to plug the cord directly into the shaver I punched it a couple times and now it seems to charge again, Still havn't tested to see if the cleaning cycle resets itself or not..
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
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