HQ6990, HQ6970, HQ6950, HQ6920

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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome
to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that
Philips offers, register your product at www.philips.
com/welcome.
The Super Lift & Cut system ensures a close and
easy shave every day. For the best result, move the
shaving heads over your skin in both straight and
circular movements.
Replace the shaving heads every two years for
optimal shaving results.
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General description (Fig. 1)
Protection cap
Shaving unit
Shaver on/off slide
Charging light
Trimmer (all types except HQ6920)
Trimmer slide (all types except HQ6920)
Cleaning brush
Mains cord
Appliance plug
Important
Read this user manual carefully before you use the
appliance and save it for future reference.
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Danger
Keep the shaver and the mains cord
dry (Fig. 2).
Warning
This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
Do not use the shaver or the mains cord if it is
damaged.
If the mains cord is damaged, always have it
replaced with one of the original type in order
to avoid a hazard.
Caution
Always put the protection cap on the shaver
to protect the shaving heads when you are
travelling (Fig. 3).
Only use the mains cord supplied.
Charge, use and store the appliance at a
temperature between 5°C and 35°C.
This appliance is not washable. Never immerse
the appliance in water, nor rinse it under the
tap. Compliance with standards
This Philips appliance complies with all standards
regarding electromagnetic fields (EMF). If handled
properly and according to the instructions in this
user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on
scientific evidence available today.
General
The appliance is equipped with an automatic
voltage selector and is suitable for mains
voltages from 100 to 240 volts.
Charging
Charge the appliance:
- before first use and when you have not used
the appliance for a long time
- when the motor stops or starts running slower
When you have charged the shaver for the first
time and after a long period of disuse, optimise the
battery capacity in the following way:
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1 Fully charge the shaver (see section ‘Charging
the shaver’ below).
2 Empty the battery through normal use
(shaving).
3 Repeat this process 2 more times.
Note: If you optimise the battery capacity in this way,
you can also charge the shaver in between shaves,
even if the battery is not completely empty yet.This
does not damage the battery.
Charging the shaver
1 Put the appliance plug in the shaver (Fig. 4).
2 Put the mains plug in the wall socket.
Note: Make sure the shaver is switched off.
, The charging light goes on. (Fig. 5)
3 Charge the shaver for at least 8 hours
(HQ6970/HQ6950/HQ6920) or 1 hour
(HQ6990), but not more than 24 hours.
- HQ6990: When the battery is fully charged, the
charging light starts flashing.
- HQ6970/HQ6950/HQ6920: The charging light
stays on as long as the shaver is connected to
the mains.
Note: Do not leave the shaver connected to the mains
continuously.
Note:You can also shave without charging. Simply
connect the shaver to the mains.
4 Remove the mains plug from the wall socket
and pull the appliance plug out of the shaver
when the battery is fully charged.
Cordless shaving time
When the shaver is fully charged, it has a cordless
shaving time of up to 10 days.
Using the appliance
Shaving
Note: Philips Shaving Head Cleaning Spray may not
be available in all countries. Contact the Consumer
Care Centre in your country about the availability of
this accessory.
You can also clean the shaver in the following way:
Every week: shaving unit and hair
chamber
1 Switch off the shaver. Remove the mains plug
from the wall socket and pull the appliance
plug out of the shaver.
2 Clean the top of the appliance first. Use the
cleaning brush supplied (Fig. 8).
3 Press the release button (1) and remove the
shaving unit (2) (Fig. 9).
4 Clean the inside of the shaving unit and the
hair chamber with the cleaning brush (Fig. 10).
5 Put the shaving unit back onto the
shaver (Fig. 11).
Every two months: shaving heads
1 Switch off the shaver. Remove the mains plug
from the wall socket and pull the appliance
plug out of the shaver.
2 Press the release button (1) and remove the
shaving unit (2) (Fig. 9).
3 Turn the wheel anticlockwise (1) and remove
the retaining frame (2) (Fig. 12).
4 Remove the shaving heads (Fig. 13).
Note: Do not clean more than one cutter and
guard at a time, since they are all matching sets.
If you accidentally mix up the cutters and guards,
it may take several weeks before optimal shaving
performance is restored.
5 Clean the cutter with the short-bristled side
of the cleaning brush (Fig. 14).
Brush carefully in the direction of the arrow.
1 Push the on/off slide upwards to switch on
the shaver.
6 Clean the guard with the long-bristled side of
the cleaning brush (Fig. 15).
2 Move the shaving heads over your skin. Make
both straight and circular movements (Fig. 6).
Shaving on a dry face gives the best results.
Your skin may need 2 or 3 weeks to get
accustomed to the Philips shaving system.
7 Put the shaving heads back into the shaving
unit. Put the retaining frame back into the
shaving unit, push it down (1) and turn the
wheel clockwise (2) (Fig. 16).
3 Push the on/off slide downwards to switch off
the shaver.
4 Put the protection cap on the shaver after
use, to prevent damage (Fig. 3).
Trimming (all types except HQ6920)
You can use the trimmer to trim your sideburns
and moustache.
1 Push the slide upwards to open the
trimmer (Fig. 7).
The trimmer can be activated while the motor is
running.
Cleaning and maintenance
Regular cleaning guarantees better shaving
performance.
This appliance is not washable. Never immerse
the appliance in water, nor rinse it under the tap. Never use scouring pads, abrasive cleaning agents
or aggressive liquids such as petrol or acetone to
clean the appliance.
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For easy and optimal cleaning, Philips Shaving
Head Cleaning Spray (type no. HQ110)
is available. Ask your Philips dealer for
information.
8 Put the shaving unit back onto the shaver.
Extra thorough cleaning
For extra thorough cleaning, put the shaving
heads in a degreasing liquid (e.g. alcohol) every six
months. To remove the shaving heads, follow steps
1 to 4 described above. After cleaning, lubricate
the central point on the inside of the guards with a
drop of sewing machine oil to prevent wear of the
shaving heads.
Trimmer (all types except HQ6920)
Clean the trimmer every time you have used it.
1 Switch off the shaver. Remove the mains plug
from the wall socket and pull the appliance
plug out of the shaver.
2 Clean the trimmer with the cleaning brush
supplied (Fig. 17).
Tip: Lubricate the trimmer teeth with a drop of
sewing machine oil every six months (Fig. 18).
Storage
1 Put the protection cap on the shaver after
use, to prevent damage (Fig. 3).
Replacement
Replace the shaving heads every two years for
optimal shaving results.
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Replace damaged or worn shaving heads with
HQ55 Philips Shaving Heads only.
1 Switch off the shaver. Remove the mains plug
from the wall socket and pull the appliance
plug out of the shaver.
2 Press the release button (1) and remove the
shaving unit (2) (Fig. 19).
with the information below, contact the Consumer
Care Centre in your country.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Reduced
shaving
performance.
The shaving
heads are
dirty. You have
not cleaned
the shaver
well enough
or you have
not cleaned
it for a long
time.
Clean the shaver
thoroughly before
you continue
shaving. See
chapter ‘Cleaning
and maintenance’.
Long hairs
obstruct the
shaving heads.
Clean the cutters
and guards with
the cleaning brush
supplied. See
chapter ‘Cleaning
and maintenance’,
section ‘Every two
months: shaving
heads’.
The shaving
heads are
damaged or
worn.
Replace the
shaving heads
every 2 years for
optimal shaving
results. See chapter
‘Replacement’.
The
rechargeable
battery is
empty.
Charge the
appliance. See
chapter ‘Charging’.
The shaver is
not connected
to the mains.
Put the mains plug
in the wall socket.
Your skin
needs time
to get used
to the Philips
shaving system.
Skin irritation
during the first
2-3 weeks of use is
normal. After this
period, the skin
irritation usually
disappears.
3 Turn the wheel anticlockwise (1) and remove
the retaining frame (2) (Fig. 12).
4 Remove the shaving heads and place new
ones in the shaving unit (Fig. 13).
5 Put the retaining frame back into the shaving
unit, push it down (1) and turn the wheel
clockwise (2) (Fig. 16).
6 Put the shaving unit back onto the shaver.
Accessories
The following accessories are available:
- HQ55 Philips Shaving Heads.
- HQ110 Philips Shaving Head Cleaning Spray.
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Environment
Do not throw away the appliance with the
normal household waste at the end of its life,
but hand it in at an official collection point for
recycling. By doing this, you help to preserve
the environment (Fig. 20).
The built-in rechargeable battery contains
substances that may pollute the environment.
Always remove the battery before you
discard and hand in the appliance at an official
collection point. Dispose of the battery at an
official collection point for batteries. If you have
trouble removing the battery, you can also take
the appliance to a Philips service centre. The
staff of this centre will remove the battery for
you and will dispose of it in an environmentally
safe way. (Fig. 21)
Removing the rechargeable battery
Only remove the rechargeable battery when
you discard the shaver. Make sure the battery is
completely empty when you remove it.
The shaver
does not work
when I push
the on/off
slide upwards.
Skin irritation.
1 Switch off the shaver. Remove the mains plug
from the wall socket and pull the appliance
plug out of the shaver.
2 Let the shaver run until it stops.
3 Undo the screws at the back of the
shaver and open it (Fig. 22).
4 Cut the battery strips with a cutter and pull
the battery loose from the glued strip.
The metal battery strips are very sharp.
Do not connect the shaver to the mains again
after you have removed the battery.
Guarantee & service
If you need service or information or if you have
a problem, please visit the Philips website at
www.philips.com or contact the Philips Consumer
Care Centre in your country (you find its phone
number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If
there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country,
go to your local Philips dealer.
Guarantee restrictions
The shaving heads (cutters and guards) are
not covered by the terms of the international
guarantee because they are subject to wear.
Troubleshooting
This chapter summarises the most common
problems you could encounter with the
appliance. If you are unable to solve the problem
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