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4. Keep the razor and cord away from heated surfaces.
5 Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not charge razor or plug in charging stand outdoors or
operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or
where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this razor with a damaged or broken comb, as facial
injury may occur.
8. Always place razor in stand first, then plug stand into outlet. To
disconnect, remove plug from stand from outlet.
9. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do not wrap cord
around the charging stand.
10. Never put razor in direct sunlight or store in a pouch at a
temperature above 140ºF.
11. Razor is water-safe and can be rinsed under running tap water
or used in shower. Do not submerge razor in water.
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.
CAUTION: Keep shaving conditioner out of reach of children.
Do not take internally. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye
contact, thoroughly flush with cold water. If irritation persists, get
When using an electric razor, basic safety 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 charging stand that has fallen into water.
2. Charging stand is not for immersion or for use in shower.
3. Do not place or store a charging stand where it can fall or be
pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place charging stand in or
drop into water or other liquid.
4. Do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
5. Always unplug charging stand from the electrical outlet
immediately after using, except when razor is (re)charging.
6. Unplug charging stand before cleaning.
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to
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 plug, if it is
not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or
dropped into water. For assistance call 1-800-243-3050.
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................. 10
Before First Use .....................................10-11
Charging Indications .................................... 11
Charging Razor .......................................11-12
Filling Razor Cartridge ...............................13
Put It To The Test & Shaving Tips ..............14
How to Shave
With Razor ..............................................15-17
Replacing Cartridges ...................................21
Replacing Shaving Unit ................................ 22
Assistance ...................................................... 24
Warranty ........................................................ 25
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 Nore-
lco 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 ra-
zor must be shipped prepaid by insured mail, insurance prepaid,
and have the original sales receipt, indicating purchase price and
the date of purchase, 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. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery
NIVEA FOR MEN
Quick Clean System
LED Charge &
How the Unique Philips Norelco Lift and Cut
Shaving System Makes Close Comfortable:
Groove channels beard
closer to cutting system
Lifter raises hair Blade cuts hair which
then drops below skin level
100V to 240V AC
Cordless - 8-hour full
charge for up to 30
minutes of cordless
Full 2-Year Warranty
◗ Only use the power plug and the charging
stand provided to charge the razor.
◗ The power plug transforms 100-240 AC volts
to less than 24V DC.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Your new
razor will automatically convert internally to
work on 100V to 240V AC systems.
The NIVEA FOR MEN conditioner dispensing
system applies shaving conditioner directly on your
skin for smooth shave, healthy skin. The Stretch
and Lift Rings on the shaving heads distribute the
unique NIVEA FOR MEN shaving conditioner
evenly over the skin, offering an even smoother
shave, protecting against irritation and leaving your
skin feeling moisturized and refreshed.
Before First Use
◗ Charge and fill the razor before you start
using it (see ‘Charging’ & ‘Filling Razor
◗ Only use this razor, power plug, charging stand
and HS800 NIVEA FOR MEN shaving
conditioner to refill or charge razor.
◗ Use this appliance for its intended household
use as described in this manual.
Low Battery Indicator
◗ When the battery is running low, the light
burns orange during shaving.
◗ If you switch the razor off when the battery is
low, the orange light slowly goes off.
C ◗ During charging, the charging light burns
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the
charging light goes off.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of batteries.
◗ Charging and recharging requires a full 8
◗ A fully charged razor has a shaving time of up
to 30 minutes.
Placing or removing razor from
C◗ Always place razor in stand in an upright
position making sure charging contacts in
bottom of stand fit into recess in bottom
C ◗ Always remove razor from stand by lifting
straight up. Do not tilt razor.
◗ Always unplug the charging stand from the
electrical outlet immediately after use, except
when razor is (re)charging.
◗ You can store the razor in the charging stand.
C 1 Connect the small plug into the charging
stand and put the power plug into any
100V to 240V AC outlet. Use only the
cord and charging stand provided.
2 Charging requires a full 8 hours. A fully
charged razor has a cordless shaving time
of up to 30 minutes.
Filling Razor Cartridge
◗ Only use NIVEA FOR MEN Shaving
Conditioner to refill the shaving conditioner
cartridge. Any other lotion may cause damage
to your razor.
C 1 Remove the tab of the NIVEA FOR MEN
Shaving Conditioner bottle (Model HS800).
C 2 Turn the cap on the shaving conditioner
The cap moves down and the shaving conditioner
3 Place the nozzle of the conditioner bottle
into the opening of the conditioner
cartridge on the back of the razor.
C 4 Move the bottle up and down
approximately 5 times to pump the
shaving conditioner into the cartridge
until you see that the shaving cartridge
is full. Do not fill the cartridge beyond
the visible part.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERFILL SHAVING
5 Remove nozzle of the shaving conditioner
bottle from shaving conditioner cartridge
and turn the cap counterclockwise until
the nozzle is flush with the top of the
cap. Replace the tab on top of the shaving
1 Recharging requires a full 8 hours.
Always unplug charging stand from the electrical
outlet immediately after use, except when razor is
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
a new shaving system.
◗ Use your new razor exclusively for 3 weeks to
fully enjoy the closeness of a Philips Norelco
◗ 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
◗ 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 still 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 Razor
C ◗ This symbol on the razor indicates that the
razor can be used in the bath or shower.
◗ Make sure the power plug and charging stand
do not get wet or near water.
1 Make sure razor is charged and filled with
NIVEA FOR MEN shaving conditioner
(see ‘Charging’ & ‘Filling Razor Cartridge’
C 2 Remove Protective Razor Head Cap from
razor by sliding it off from the Shaving
3 Wet your face and neck thoroughly with
NOTE: This razor can be used similar to a razor
blade: you can use the razor on a wet face.
4 Turn razor ON by pressing the on/off
5 Press the shaving conditioner button
to apply NIVEA FOR MEN shaving
conditioner to your skin. When you
release the button, the razor stops
The shaving conditioner button only works when
the razor is switched ON.
◗ If razor does not dispense shaving conditioner,
dried shaving conditioner may be blocking the
conditioner holes. Thoroughly clean razor (see
6 Gently move the shaving heads over your
skin. Shave against the direction of beard
growth using both straight and circular
This razor has no hair collection chamber to
capture stubble. To prevent stubble from falling,
apply sufficient shaving conditioner while shaving.
C 7 While shaving, press the shaving
conditioner button frequently to
apply more NIVEA FOR MEN shaving
conditioner so that the razor keeps gliding
smoothly over your face.
The shaving conditioner provides immediate
hydrating action and lessens drag or pull against
8 Easy does it. Gently press the razor to
your 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 combs.
◗ For best shaving results, shaving conditioner
should be applied frequently.
◗ Make sure shaving conditioner is always
released from both holes in the Shaving Unit.
If not, thoroughly clean razor (see ‘Cleaning’
◗ The razor will not perform optimally when
used without shaving conditioner on a wet
9 Turn razor off by pressing the on/off
10 Clean razor after EACH use (see ‘Cleaning’
C 11 Put the Protective Razor Head Cap on
the razor when you store it to prevent
the shaving heads from getting damaged.
Replace the Shaving Unit (model HS85)
once a year for optimal shaving results.
12 You may store your razor in the charging
stand. Unplug from the outlet when
charging is complete.
◗ Always clean your razor after each use.
◗ Regular cleaning guarantees better shaving
◗ Never remove or replace the Shaving Unit
while motor is on.
◗ Do not apply pressure to combs. Do not
touch razor heads with hard objects as this
may dent or damage precision-made slotted
◗ Do not use razor if combs are damaged or
broken. Facial injury may occur.
◗ Never dry the Shaving Unit with a towel or
tissue as this may damage razor heads.
◗ Do not use abrasives, scourers or liquids such
as acetone to clean the appliances.
Shaving Unit: After Each Use
◗ It is recommended that you clean the Shaving
Unit thoroughly after each use to maintain
optimal shaving performance.
1 Press the on/off button to turn razor ON.
2 Rinse Shaving Unit under hot tap water by
letting the water run in and around all the
openings for at least 30 seconds.
C 3 You can also immerse the Shaving Unit in
hot water for at least 30 seconds.
Make sure the razor is ON to thoroughly remove
BE CAREFUL TO TEST WATER FIRST SO AS NOT
TO BURN OR SCALD HANDS.
4 Turn razor OFF and shake off excess
5 You can store the razor in the charging
6 Put the Protective Razor Head Cap on
razor to protect heads.
Note: If lotion build-up has occurred, remove
Shaving Unit and soak for a few minutes under
hot water or a degreasing liquid (e.g. alcohol). Be
sure to thoroughly rinse Shaving Unit under tap
water before using razor.
Shaving Unit: Once A Month
Do not mix up the cutters and combs as the
shaving performance may be adversely affected
for several weeks before optimal shaving
performance is restored.
1 Turn razor OFF.
C 2 Remove Shaving Unit from razor by pulling
Shaving Unit straight up from razor.
C 3 Using your thumb and forefinger turn the
razor head clockwise and lift the comb
with water off of Shaving Unit.
4 Remove and clean one set of cutters and
combs at a time.
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.
5 Separate the cutter from the comb and
clean with a small brush or rinse clean
under hot water.
6 Replace the cutter back onto the Shaving
Unit making sure the blades are pointing
C 7 Place the razor head comb back onto the
Be sure to replace the comb back into the
original razor head before cleaning the next set.
C 8 Turn the razor head counterclockwise
until it locks into place.
9 Repeat the process for the other two sets
of cutters and combs.
C 10 Replace Shaving Unit back on razor and
push down (you will hear a click).
The Shaving Unit will only fit correctly in one
position on razor. Make sure to align the 2
shaving lotion dispensing holes on the Shaving
Unit with the 2 shaving lotion tubes on the razor.
◗ For optimal shaving results, it is recommended
to replace the upgraded shaving conditioner
cartridge once a year.
◗ A new empty cartridge is supplied with each
new Replacement Shaving Unit (Model HS85).
Shaving Conditioner Cartridge
C 1 Remove the shaving conditioner cartridge
from the back of razor.
C 2 Insert the hinge at the top of the new
shaving conditioner cartridge into the slot
in the rim of the razor back (1). Then
press the bottom part of the cartridge
with your thumb (2) to attach the
cartridge to the razor. You will hear a
3 The shaving conditioner cartridge is
now ready to be filled (see ‘Filling Razor
Replacing Shaving Unit
◗ Replace the entire Shaving Unit once a year
for optimal shaving results.
◗ Replace damaged or worn Shaving Unit with
model HS85 Philips Norelco razor heads only.
C 1 Remove Shaving Unit from the razor by
pulling the Shaving Unit straight up away
from the razor.
C 2 Place new Shaving Unit back on the razor
and push down (you will hear a click).
The Shaving Unit will only fit correctly in one
position on razor. Make sure to align the 2 shaving
lotion dispensing holes on the Shaving Unit with
the 2 shaving lotion tubes on the razor.
This razor has no other user-serviceable parts.
For assistance call 1-800-243-3050.
◗ Always remove razor from the charging stand
before cleaning appliance.
◗ Unplug the charging stand. The
wiped clean using a damp cloth.
◗ Water from the tap should be on a warm
setting to clean any washable parts.
Note: DO NOT place or clean any parts of the
charging stand in a dishwasher.
◗ The razor can be placed in the charging stand
for safe storage. If storing razor in charging
stand, remove the plug from outlet as soon as
the razor is fully charged.
◗ If appliance will not be used for an extended
period of time, it is recommended that you
thoroughly clean Shaving Unit before storing.
◗ Be sure razor is turned off. Remove cord from
outlet and charging stand before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around razor or charging
stand when storing.
◗ Store cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not keep charging stand permanently
plugged into outlet.
◗ Do not place or store charging stand where it
can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water
or other liquid while plugged in.
C ◗ During storage, always put the Protective
Razor Head Cap on razor to protect heads.
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FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new Philips Norelco Product,
Model HS8420 (except cutters, combs and conditioner cartridge) 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 without charge.
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 replace-
ment parts will void this warranty.
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 RE-
SULTING FROM WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE. NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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
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 consequen-
tial damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may not apply to you.
* Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Philips Consumer Lifestyle
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1600 Summer Street – 5th Floor, Stamford, CT 06905-5125
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco, Tripleheader, Lift and Cut and are Registered Trademarks of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
is a Trademark of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
NIVEA FOR MEN is a Registered Trademark of Beiersdorf AG.
Beiersdorf North America Inc.
187 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
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◗ Replacement Shaving Unit and Razor
Model HS85 - For maximum razor
performance, replace your Philips Norelco
Shaving Unit and Razor Cartridge once a year.
Shaving Unit contains 3 cutters & 3 combs.
◗ NIVEA FOR MEN Shaving Conditioner
HS800 – NIVEA FOR MEN Shaving
Conditioner (2.5 fl. oz./75 ml.)
◗ Philips Norelco Razor Accessories may be
purchased at a store near you or on our