How do I Troubleshoot a Philips Norelco 8170Xl?

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Philips Norelco 8170XL is a razor with a jet clean system. The razor can be cleaned automatically at the end of each shave. The jet clean module cleans the shaver and also charges it. Problems with the Norelco 8170XL can include the shaver not being entirely clean after the cleaning program, heavy foaming occurring in the cleaning chamber, and the shaver not charging. Troubleshooting the Norelco 8170XL can be accomplished by following some steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper tissue
  • Philips cleaning solution

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  1. 1

    Plug the razor into a power outlet to charge it if the razor won't turn on. The adaptor/plug steps the voltage down to a safe 24 Volts so you can use it around the bathroom, but do not immerse it in water.

  2. 2

    Check the cleaning chamber if the Philips Norelco 8170XL isn't entirely clean after the cleaning program. Press both buttons located on both sides of the Jet Clean system and lift the appliance off the Jet Clean canister. Throw out any remaining cleaning solution. Rinse the canister in warm water and wipe with a paper tissue. Replace the canister.

  3. 3

    Add cleaning fluid to the "Max" level in the cleaning chamber if the saver isn't being cleaned adequately, or heavy foaming occurs. Open the lid and pour Philips cleaning solution into the canister. Unlike some Braun shavers, there's no cartridge to replace. Refill the cleaning chamber with fresh fluid every two weeks if you use the Norelco 8170XL every day.

Tips and warnings

  • Philips advises against cleaning the jet clean system under the faucet or in the dishwasher.

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