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5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not charge or plug in razor outdoors or operate where
aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is
7. Do not use this razor with a damaged or broken comb, as
facial injury may occur.
8. For corded use, always attach plug to razor first, then to
outlet. Be certain plug is inserted firmly into
up to mark
indicated on plug. To disconnect, turn razor off then remove
charging plug from outlet.
9. Never put the razor in direct sunlight or store at a
temperature above 140°F (60ºC).
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do not wrap cord
around the razor.
11. Only use the power plug supplied with the razor.
IMPORTANT: The power plug contains a transformer. Do not
cut off the power plug to replace it with another plug, as this will
cause a hazardous condition.
When using an electric appliance, basic precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a corded razor that has fallen into water.
2. Do not use razor while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store a razor where it can fall or be pulled
into a tub or sink. Do not place or drop a razor into water or
4. Always unplug this razor from the electrical outlet immediately
after use, except when razor is (re)charging.
5. Unplug and remove power supply cord from razor before
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury
1. Close supervision is necessary when this razor is used by, on,
or near children or invalids.
2. Use this razor for its intended household use as described in
this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by
Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this razor if it has a damaged cord or charging
plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped
or damaged, or dropped into water while plugged in. For
assistance call 1-800-243-3050.
4. Keep the razor, cord and charging plug away from heated
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Table of Contents
Features ..................................................... 8-9
Before First Use ........................................10
Put It To The Test & Shaving Tips ............ 12
How to Shave
With An Electric Razor ........................12-13
Cleaning .................................................... 14-17
Replacing Razor Heads ...............................18
Battery Removal ....................................19-20
45 - DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
To enjoy the closest and most comfortable shave from your new Philips Norelco
Men’s Razor, the razor should be used exclusively for 3 weeks. This allows your
hair and skin enough time to adapt to the Philips Norelco Shaving System. If, after
that period of time, you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco Men’s
Razor, send the product back along with dated sales receipt and we’ll refund you
the full purchase price. The razor must be shipped prepaid by insured mail,
insurance prepaid, have the original sales receipt, indicating purchase
price, the date of purchase, and the money-back guarantee return
authorization form enclosed. We cannot be responsible for lost mail. The
razor must be postmarked no later than 45 days from the date of purchase. Philips
Norelco reserves the right to verify the purchase price of the razor and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
To obtain money-back guarantee return authorization form,
call 1-800-243-3050 for assistance. Delivery of refund check will
occur 6–8 weeks AFTER receipt of refund product.
Razor Head Release
Full Width Pop-Up
100V to 240V AC
8-hour full charge
for up to
Corded or cord
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C 1 Connect cord directly to razor. Connect
the charging plug into any 100V to 240V AC
outlet. Use only the power cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for charging
plug usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for the power outlet.
The razor will automatically convert to work on
100V to 240V AC systems.
◗ As you charge razor, the Charging Light will
light up to indicate razor is charging.
2 Charging and recharging requires
8 full hours. A fully charged razor has a
cordless shaving time of up to 30 minutes.
1 Recharging requires 8 hours.
2 When razor is fully charged, disconnect the
charging plug from outlet.
Do not keep razor permanently plugged into
Before First Use
◗ Charge the razor before you start using
it (see ‘Charging’). Make sure the razor is
switched off before you start charging it.
◗ Only use the power cord provided to charge
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the batteries are (almost)
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40°F and higher than 95°F adversely affects
lifetime of batteries.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded razor will reduce life of batteries.
◗ You may also shave using the power cord
provided. This razor will not recharge while
being used corded.
◗ Charging and recharging requires a full
◗ If razor has not been used for at least 1
month, razor must be recharged for 8 full
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2 Stretch your skin with your free hand so
blades can cut whiskers. Gently press razor
to skin, so the floating heads can follow the
contours of your face. DO NOT press too
hard. Too much pressure can pinch the skin
into the heads.
3 Turn razor to OFF (O) position.
C 4 Put the protective cap on the razor to
protect razor heads.
Replace your Philips Norelco razor heads (model
# HQ56) once a year for optimal shaving results.
To groom sideburns and moustache:
1 Turn razor to ON (1) position.
C 2 Push up trimmer slide switch.
The trimmer can be activated while the razor is
C 3 Hold trimmer as shown and move in
downward strokes with gentle pressure.
4 Close trimmer by sliding trimmer switch
5 Turn razor to OFF (O) position.
Put It To The Test & Shaving Tips
◗ 21 Day Trial and Conversion Process. It is a
fact that your skin and beard need time to
adjust to any new shaving system.
◗ Use your new razor exclusively for 3 weeks
to fully enjoy the closeness of a Philips
◗ At first you may not get as close a shave as
you expect, or your face may even become
slightly irritated. This is normal since your
beard and skin will need time to adjust. Invest
3 weeks and you'll soon experience the full
joy of your new razor.
◗ Stick with it! If you alternate shaving methods
during the adjustment period, it may make it
more difficult to adapt to the Philips Norelco
◗ If you are not convinced after 21 days, Philips
Norelco will refund you the full purchase
price as long as the request is received within
45 days of purchase.
How To Shave With An Electric Razor
◗ Use this razor for its intended household use
as described in this manual.
◗ Shaving with a clean, dry face gives the best
C 1 Turn razor to ON (1) position. Shave
against the direction of beard growth using
both straight and circular movements.
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C 4 Replace the Razor Head Assembly back on
Every Two Months: Razor Head
Do not mix up the cutters and combs as the
shaving performance may be adversely affected for
several weeks before optimal shaving performance
1 Turn razor to OFF (O) position and
disconnect from outlet.
C 2 Press the Razor Head Release Button (1)
and remove Razor Head Assembly from
the razor unit (2).
C 3 Brush the inside of the razor housing.
4 Turn Razor Head Assembly over so that
underside is exposed.
C 5 Turn wheel of frame counterclockwise.
6 Remove the frame and brush clean.
Replace razor head assembly.
Once a week: Razor
◗ Always clean your razor after each use.
◗ Regular cleaning guarantees better shaving
◗ Always switch razor OFF, unplug and remove
power cord before cleaning.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace head assembly
while motor is on.
◗ Do not apply pressure to shaving head combs.
Do not touch razor heads with hard objects
as this may dent or damage precision-made
◗ Do not use razor if combs are damaged or
broken. Facial injury may occur.
◗ Do not use abrasives, scourers or aggressive
liquids such as gasoline or acetone to clean
C 1 Clean the top of the razor with the
C 2 Press the Razor Head Release Button (1)
and remove Razor Head Assembly from
the razor unit (2).
C 3 Brush out hairs from the inside of Razor
Head Assembly and hair chamber.
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C 15 Replace the Razor Head Assembly back on
16 Put the protective razor head cap on the
razor to protect heads.
After Each Use: Trimmer (6955XL)
1 Turn razor to OFF (O) position.
C 2 Push trimmer slide switch up to pop up
C 3 Clean trimmer with the brush every time
you use it.
C 4 Lubricate the trimmer teeth with one drop
of mineral oil every 6 months.
5 Close trimmer by sliding trimmer switch
This razor has no other user-serviceable parts.
For assistance call 1-800-243-3050.
C 7 Remove and clean one cutter and comb at
Do not clean more than one cutter and comb at
a time, since they are all matching sets. If you
accidentally interchange the cutters and combs, it
could take several weeks before optimal shaving
performance is restored.
8 Separate the cutter from the comb.
C 9 Only brush the cutter in an upward motion.
Use the short bristled side of the brush.
C 10 Brush the slots of the comb.
For optimum performance, razor cutters and
combs should be cleaned in a degreasing liquid
(e.g. Philips Norelco Shaving Head Cleaning Spray,
model HQ110 or alcohol). This helps prevent wear
of the shaving heads.
C 11 Replace the cutter and comb into the
Razor Head Assembly.
12 Repeat the process for the other two sets
of cutters and combs.
13 Replace the frame.
C 14 Turn the wheel clockwise until it locks into
Replacing the Razor Heads
◗ Replace the razor heads once a year for
optimal shaving results.
◗ Replace damaged or worn razor heads with
model HQ56 Philips Norelco razor heads
◗ Be sure razor is turned off. Remove cord
from outlet and razor before storing in a safe,
dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap power cord around razor when
◗ Store cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store razor where it can fall
or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or other
liquid while plugged in.
C ◗ Put the Protective Cap on razor to protect
◗ For assistance, visit our website:
or call toll free 1-800-243-3050
◗ Online information is available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
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C ◗ This Philips Norelco razor contains a
rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride battery
which must be disposed of properly.
◗ Battery should only be removed when
razor is to be discarded.
◗ For assistance, visit our website,
www.philips.com/support or call toll free:
1 Turn razor ON.
2 Allow razor to run until the battery is
3 Turn razor OFF.
4 Use a screwdriver to remove the screws
in the back of the razor and open it.
5 Cut the battery strips with a cutter and
pull the battery loose from the glued strip.
Be careful, the battery strips are very sharp.
6 Remove the rechargeable battery.
7 Do not attempt to replace battery.
Insulate battery ends by covering with tape
and/or place battery in a small plastic bag.
8 Discard your razor. Do not attempt to
plug power cord into the outlet or
recharge the razor after the battery has
9 Contact your local town or city officials
for battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
◗ NOTE: Model HQ5 Reflex Action
Replacement Heads DO NOT fit this razor.
C ◗ Replacement Heads
Model HQ56 - For maximum razor
performance, replace your Philips Norelco
razor heads once a year.
◗ Shaving Head Cleaning Spray
Model HQ110 - Philips Norelco Shaving Head
◗ Philips Norelco Razor Accessories may be
purchased at a store near you or on our
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FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new Philips Norelco Product, Model
6955XL/6947XL/6945XL (except cutters and combs) against defects in materials or workmanship for
a period of two years from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace any defective product
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack
of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specified voltage.* Use of unauthorized replacement parts will void
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION WILL NOT PAY FOR
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE
AND WILL NOT REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING
FROM WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR
SERVICE. NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
In order to obtain warranty service, simply go to www.philips.com/norelco or call 1-800-243-3050 for
assistance. It is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of product by insured mail,
insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during shipment is not covered by this warranty.
NOTE: No other warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North America
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above exclusion and limitations may not apply to you.
* Read enclosed instructions carefully.
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