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How to disassemble a shaver

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Remington electric shavers can be disassembled with a few basic household tools, whether you want to replace the rechargeable batteries or take apart the device to see how an old shaver works.

Remove the two or four Phillips head screws from the back of the Remington shaver.

Remove the back cover from the shaver, using a flat blade screwdriver to pry up the cover gently if it will not pop off by itself.

If the cover still doesn’t come off, check beneath the rubber grip on the back cover by peeling it off to locate two hidden screws on some models. Remove those screws.

Remove the battery strap near the base of the grip by popping up one end with a flat-blade screwdriver.

Disconnect the battery pack from the battery brackets mounted on the circuit board by cutting the wires from the battery pack. On models with removable, rechargeable batteries, lift the batteries out of the compartment. Remington electric shavers typically use either a battery pack or two to three AA-size batteries, depending on the model.

Remove the circuit board by extracting the small screws holding it to the inside of the front cover of the shaver.

Lift the rotary shaver assembly and cutting blades out of the notched grooves on the head of the Remington, pushing with the tip of a Phillips head screwdriver, if necessary, to pop them out.

Snap apart the rotary blade assembly to separate the blades, gears, retainer plate and head frame, which is shaped like a triangle with three holes inside.

Disconnect the motor wires, either by cutting the wires or using a soldering iron to melt away the solder securing the two wires to the battery compartment.

Snap the motor out of its holding bracket or remove the two screws holding the motor in place, depending on the Remington model. The motor is about half the size of a golf ball. It’s flat on one side with rounded corners and is installed inside a white plastic housing to absorb vibration. The mounting screws are bolted through the plastic housing.

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Norelco shavers are convenient for personal grooming on the go. Most Norelco shavers are rechargeable, and the shaver heads remove quickly for cleaning. The battery inside a Norelco shaver is not as accessible. Norelco uses a AA battery soldered into the control board of the shaver. You can replace the battery by soldering a new one into place. If you are considering replacing the battery in your shaver instead of purchasing a new shaver, you must remove the cover as well as the shaver heads.

Remove the razor from the charging base or unplug the cord from the razor. Press the razor head release button under the bottom of the razor and flip open the razor head assembly.

Turn the black locking bracket counterclockwise. The locking bracket is around the retaining frame that secures the razor heads to the razor. Lift the locking bracket and the retaining frame off of the razor.

Lift each razor head out with your finger tips. Pay attention to where each head goes because when you reinstall the heads they must go back into their original holes. Flip each head over to remove the cutters from the head.

Remove the two Torx screws on the side of the razor with a Torx driver. Turn the razor over so that the razor head side is facing down.

Lift off the cover with your fingers. Some Norelco razors have two additional screws that are hidden under a rubber backing on the back of the razor. The rubber backing is glued to the shaver, requiring that the backing be pried off with a small flathead screwdriver. These model shaver will also use four Phillips-head screwdrivers rather than two Torx screws.

by James Clark / in Style

Remington electric shavers can be disassembled with a few basic household tools, whether you want to replace the rechargeable batteries or take apart the device to see how an old shaver works.

  • Remington electric shavers can be disassembled with a few basic household tools, whether you want to replace the rechargeable batteries or take apart the device to see how an old shaver works.

Remove the two or four Phillips head screws from the back of the Remington shaver.

Remove the back cover from the shaver, using a flat blade screwdriver to pry up the cover gently if it will not pop off by itself.

If the cover still doesn’t come off, check beneath the rubber grip on the back cover by peeling it off to locate two hidden screws on some models. Remove those screws.

Remove the battery strap near the base of the grip by popping up one end with a flat-blade screwdriver.

Disconnect the battery pack from the battery brackets mounted on the circuit board by cutting the wires from the battery pack. On models with removable, rechargeable batteries, lift the batteries out of the compartment. Remington electric shavers typically use either a battery pack or two to three AA-size batteries, depending on the model.

Remove the circuit board by extracting the small screws holding it to the inside of the front cover of the shaver.

Lift the rotary shaver assembly and cutting blades out of the notched grooves on the head of the Remington, pushing with the tip of a Phillips head screwdriver, if necessary, to pop them out.

Snap apart the rotary blade assembly to separate the blades, gears, retainer plate and head frame, which is shaped like a triangle with three holes inside.

  • Remove the circuit board by extracting the small screws holding it to the inside of the front cover of the shaver.
  • Snap apart the rotary blade assembly to separate the blades, gears, retainer plate and head frame, which is shaped like a triangle with three holes inside.

Disconnect the motor wires, either by cutting the wires or using a soldering iron to melt away the solder securing the two wires to the battery compartment.

Snap the motor out of its holding bracket or remove the two screws holding the motor in place, depending on the Remington model. The motor is about half the size of a golf ball. It’s flat on one side with rounded corners and is installed inside a white plastic housing to absorb vibration. The mounting screws are bolted through the plastic housing.

Make notes on the disassembly sequence so you can reassemble the Remington if desired. .

WARNING

Keep your fingers away from the blade assembly until you have removed the batteries from the Remington shaver.

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How do I take a Braun 8595 shaver apart?

How do I take a Braun 8595 shaver apart? I bought a new drive replacement part, and before I started prying off panels to find the hidden screws, I’d like to know what comes off and how. Thanks!

Thanks Rich! For reference, I have a 7790 where the battery all of a sudden stopped working after being able to hold a full charge. I kind of confirmed my theory after trying to charge it over night, turning it on and having the unit vibrate for half a second before dying again.

The batteries are in fact superglued Sanyos. I reckon I’ll bring it into a Braun repair shoppe this week.

Christopher Walsh
June 2011

All the suggestion regarding the bottom cap popping off are really useful. But would you please help me with a related question. How can I disassemble the “head” part of 8595? I need to change something that is called the “sealing plate” within it (I found some service manuals for older series 6 models that are somewhat similar to 8595, but the former have screws there and the latter don’t). Unfortunately, I did not find no service manuals for 8595 or the like. Any help with that please?

Mario
February 2011

I too took apart the Braun 8595 Shaver and unfortunately I broke the circuit board after trying to get the batteries – that are super glued to it – off. Even after if you can not destroy the board the metal brackets attached to the batteries are also super glued.

Matthew
December 2010

Remove the bottom tab and use a electronics pliers to spread the tabs that hold the side panel clips to the bottom base. Then you can use a T9 driver to remove the 4 stud screws that hold both halves together.

Sean OBrien
April 2010

Rich – brilliant! I would likely have destroyed the two side panels before figuring out that removing the bottom cap was the key to starting disassembly. I used a soldering tool that has a sharp pointed hook to pull it off. You have to be careful not to break the snap-in tabs, otherwise you won’t be able to securely fasten the case back together again.

I needed to take apart my 8595 to replace the broken moustache/sideburn trimmer assembly. Braun does not offer the trimmer as a separate replacement part, and you cannot order what they offer to fix this problem from them online. You have to purchase the set of two front/back half-case shells (part #7030247) which includes the trimmer assembly from an authorized repair center for about $30CDN. BTW, in looking for this answer, it seems that a broken trimmer (there is a flange clip that breaks off on the side of it that normally keeps it inside of the slide switch) is fairly common.

Once you do get the 8595 apart, by first popping off the bottom cap that surrounds the power jack, you will need a small torx screwdriver to remove the four screws that hold the half-case shells together. The motor/head and electronics/battery/display are two separate units that sit in the shells.

Joey Lee
January 2009

After messing around with it, I answered my own question. The bottom cap pops off. I used my fingernail to make a gap in the seam, and inserted a small screwdriver to pry it out. The sides then popped off, exposing four small screws on the back. I took them out, and the drive came out easily. I placed the new one back in, reinstalled screws, sides, and bottom, and it works fine!

by Wanda Thibodeaux / in Health

How to disassemble a shaver

Disposable razors are fairly cheap and definitely are convenient. However, they also pose some problems because they really can’t be recycled (as shown by onlyblades.com) and can cut right through trash bags at the worst possible time. For these reasons, a person might want to take a razor apart before she disposes of it so that she can separate the sharp metal from the plastic. This isn’t hard to do, since most disposable razors are pretty flimsy, but it needs to be done in the right way or else a person can end up with a nasty cut.

  • Disposable razors are fairly cheap and definitely are convenient.
  • This isn’t hard to do, since most disposable razors are pretty flimsy, but it needs to be done in the right way or else a person can end up with a nasty cut.

Place a small candle on a flat surface such as a table. Clear the area of anything flammable, such as newspapers, and make sure the candle isn’t near any fabrics (e.g., curtains).

Light the candle with a utility lighter.

Hold the razor head just above (but not in) the candle flame and wait for the plastic of the razor to start melting. Take the razor away from the flame.

  • Hold the razor head just above (but not in) the candle flame and wait for the plastic of the razor to start melting.

Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to pry apart one side of the razor head. You should be able to pull the plastic off once you can grip it, but if needed, proceed to Step 5, reheating the razor head as needed.

Repeat Step 3. Repeat Step 4 with the opposite side of the razor head.

Turn the razor head so that the sharp edge of the blade is facing away from you in your non-dominant hand. Pull the blades gently up and straight out of the razor head with the pliers. You’ll need to move the pliers away from you to do this, but this position reduces the risk of you accidentally pulling the blades back against you if they suddenly release.

If you desire to take apart a razor for the purposes of self-injury, please seek help from a professional. Self-injury is only a temporary fix, and people can and will help you through whatever problems you have.

WARNING

Razor blades may be small, but they’re extremely sharp! Never grip the razor head with your bare hands. Instead, let the pliers be your fingers. Don’t try to take apart any razor that has been used by someone other than you. Blood-borne diseases can be present on the blades and may be passed to you if you cut yourself by accident. Don’t try to take apart any razor that is rusted. If you cut yourself with a rusty blade, you place yourself at risk for tetanus, a potentially fatal disease.

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    doc_paul

    Ok so here are some under the skirt picks on some early TTOs:

    1934 Aristocrat (first TTO):

    #15 British Aristocrat:

    40s Super Speed:

    I am really interested in taking apart the 1934 Aristocrat but it looks like 2 flat head screws on top of each other. I twisted the middle one and nothing happened. Do you think if I used a notched screwdriver to get around the top screw I could twist the lower screw to disassemble the razor?

    • Jun 30, 2008
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  • cooncatbob

    Ok so here are some under the skirt picks on some early TTOs:

    1934 Aristocrat (first TTO):

    #15 British Aristocrat:

    40s Super Speed:

    I am really interested in taking apart the 1934 Aristocrat but it looks like 2 flat head screws on top of each other. I twisted the middle one and nothing happened. Do you think if I used a notched screwdriver to get around the top screw I could twist the lower screw to disassemble the razor?

    • Mar 30, 2011
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  • the.village.idiot

    I’ve recently acquired a 46-47 Aristocrat, and would like to have it re-plated in either Nickel or Rhodium.

    I’ve taken the screw out, but can’t get anything else to come apart, like an SS does. any advice to offer? Anyone?

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    Once the screw is out, operate the TTO to raise the doors and center bar/rod assembly. You will then have to use smooth-jaw long-nose pliers to pinch the retaining tabs under the center bar assembly (under the base plate) to allow it to be raised through the base plate slots.

    On reassembly, those tabs need to be bent out to prevent the razor from being opened too far.

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  • the.village.idiot

    I know what you’re saying when it comes to some razors, but the center bar assembly on this razor doesn’t have that issue. I’ll try to take some pics later on.

    Ok. so it’s later on. and you are absolutely correct. I thought there was clearance, but there wasn’t!

    I can now take the center bar assembly out. for re-plating, that’s probably as far as I need to go, or should I technically take the handle/head apart?

    If your Panasonic ES-364 shaver is not working, try pulling on the smaller of the two electrodes that protrude from the bottom of the shaver. If your shaver now works, you may want to just want to use it as-is. If you’re note content with that, or want to disassemble your shaver for any other reason, read on.

    First, take the shaver outside and use a can of air to clean the shaver. Repeat this at various stages of the disassembly, being careful not to lose any parts!

    Remove the two screws at the bottom (the end that plugs in to the charger) of the shaver, and remove the bottom cover. Keep track of the two small washers, and a small flat plastic piece, about 10mm square that fits inside of the cover – these keep the unit waterproof.

    Open the shaver head, and remove the blade assembly from the white plastic vibrating arm by pulling on it – it will pop off. Undo the two screws on either side of the arm, keeping track of the two small washers under the plate – these will tend to stay in place and stick to the metal plate or the plastic underneath the plate.

    Press on the mechanism from the end you first opened, and notice a gap opening up where at the other end, just below the head latch button and hinge. Gently pry open this crack, and work the case apart. Keep the large O-ring that seals the case, and make a note of its orientation so that you can assemble it the same way.

    This has been too easy, I know, so there is one headache. I have not figured out how to remove the sliding trimmer assembly. Because of this, I found it was necessary to pry the large black U-shaped plastic clamp from the vibrating arm at the same time you pull the innards out of the case. If you figure out a solution to this, please update this article.

    The power switch operates by a small white lever, with an O-ring, that moves when you slide the exterior switch assembly, to make electrical contact. If your shaver is failing to turn on due to the problem mentioned in the first paragraph, find the white plastic piece that is blocking the switch, bend it out a bit with tweezers, and snip it off.

    At this point, you pretty much have the shaver apart, and the question was not about assembling, was it? LOL.