Braun Series 9 Premium Electric Razor User Manual
Our products are designed to meet the highest standards of quality, functionality, and design. Thank you for your trust in Braun’s quality, and we hope you enjoy your new Braun shaver. Read these instructions completely, they contain safety information. Keep them for future reference.
Warning Your appliance is provided with a special cord set, which has an integrated Safety Extra Low Voltage power supply. Do not exchange or tamper with any part of it, otherwise, there is a risk of an electric shock. Only use the special cord set provided with your appliance.
If the appliance is marked 492, you can use it with any Braun power supply coded 492-XXXX.
This appliance is suitable for cleaning under running water and use in a bath or shower. For safety reasons it can only be operated cordless.
Do not shave with a damaged foil or cord.
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the safe use of the appliance and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are older than 8 years and supervised.
To prevent the cleaning fluid from leaking, ensure that the Clean&Charge Station is placed on a flat surface. When a cleaning cartridge is installed, do not tip, move suddenly or transport the station in any way as cleaning fluid might spill out of the cartridge. Do not place the station inside a mirror cabinet, nor place it on a polished or lacquered surface.
The cleaning cartridge contains a highly flammable liquid so keep it away from sources of ignition. Do not expose to direct sunlight and cigarette smoking nor store it over a radiator. Do not refill the cartridge and use only original Braun refill cartridges.
- Foil & Cutter cassette
- Cassette release buttons
- MultiHeadLock switch
- On/off switch
- Shaver display (design can differ)
- Long hair trimmer
- Shaver-to-station contacts
- Release button for long hair trimmer
- Shaver power socket
- Special cord set (design can differ)
- Travel case
First use and Charging
Connect the shaver to an electrical outlet by snapping the special cord set (10) into the power socket (9) or for cc models via the Clean&Charge Station (see Chapter «Clean&Charge Station»).
Charging and basic operating information
- When charging for the first time, charge continuously for 1 hour.
- A full charge provides up to 50 minutes of cordless shaving time. This may vary according to your beard growth and environmental temperature.
- Recommended ambient temperature for charging is 5 °C to 35 °C. The battery may not charge properly or at all under extreme low or high temperatures.
- Recommended ambient temperature for shaving is 15 °C to 35 °C.
- Do not expose the appliance to temperatures higher than 50 °C for extended periods of time.
- When the shaver is connected to an electrical outlet, it may take some minutes until the display illuminates.
Charge status The shaver display (5) shows the charge status of the battery when connected to an electrical outlet:
- During charging the respective battery segment will blink.
- When fully charged all battery segments will light up for a few seconds then the display turns off.
The low-charge light flashes red when the battery is running low. You should be able to finish your shave. With switching off the shaver a beep sound reminds of the low charge status. The last 9 minutes of remaining shaving time are displayed in digits (depending on your model /display).
Cleaning status The cleaning indicator lights up when the shaver needs to be cleaned in the Clean&Charge Station.
Travel lock The lock symbol lights up when the shaver has been locked to avoid unintended starting of the motor (e.g. for storing in a suitcase).
Using the shaver (see fig. A)
Press the on/off switch (4) to operate the shaver.
Tips for a perfect dry shave
- Always shave before washing your face.
- At all times, hold the shaver at the right angle (90°) to your skin.
- Stretch your skin and shave against the direction of your beard growth.
MultiHeadLock switch (headlock) To shave hard-to-reach areas (e.g. under the nose) slide the MultiHeadLock switch (3) down to lock the shaver head. The shaver head can be locked in five positions. To change position, move the shaver head with your thumb and forefinger back or forth. It will automatically click into the next position.
For automatic cleaning in the Clean&Charge Station, the headlock should be released.
Long hair trimmer To trim sideburns, mustache or beard press the release button (8) and slide the long hair trimmer (6) upwards.
- Activation: By pressing the on/off switch (4) for 3 seconds the shaver is locked. This is confirmed by a beep sound and the lock symbol in the display. Afterwards the display turns off.
- Deactivation: By pressing the on/off switch for 3 seconds the shaver is unlocked again.
Manual cleaning of the shaver (see fig. B/C)
Cleaning under running water
- Switch on the shaver (cordless) and rinse the shaver head under hot running water until all residues have been removed. You may use liquid soap without abrasive substances. Rinse off all foam and let the shaver run for a few more seconds.
- Next, switch off the shaver, press the release buttons (2) to remove the Foil & Cutter cassette (1), and let it dry completely.
- If you regularly clean the shaver underwater, then apply once a week a drop of light machine oil on top of the Foil & Cutter cassette.
The shaver should be cleaned after each foam usage.
Cleaning with a brush
- Switch off the shaver. Remove the Foil & Cutter cassette (1) and tap it out on a flat surface. Using the brush, clean the inner area of the pivoting head. Do not clean the cassette with the brush as this may damage it!
The Foil & Cutter cassette can be attached either way. There is no impact on the shaving performance.
The Clean&Charge Station has been developed for cleaning, charging, lubricating, disinfecting, drying, and storing your Braun shaver.
12 Station power socket 13 Lift button for cartridge exchange 14 Station-to-shaver contacts 15 Clean&Charge Station display 15a Level indicator 15b Status light 15c Cleaning program indicator 16 Start button 17 Cleaning cartridge
Installing the Clean&Charge Station (see fig. D)
- Press the lift button (13) at the rear side of the Clean&Charge Station to lift up the housing.
- Hold the cleaning cartridge (17) down on a flat, stable surface (e.g. table).
- Carefully remove the lid from the cartridge.
- Slide the cartridge from the rear side into the base of the station until it snaps into place.
- Slowly close the housing by pushing it down until it locks.
- Connect the station to an electrical outlet by snapping the special cord set (10) into the power socket (12).
Charging the shaver in the Clean&Charge Station (see fig. D) Insert the shaver head with the front showing and released head lock into the cleaning station. Important: The shaver needs to be dry and free from any foam or soap residue! The contacts (7) on the back of the shaver need to align with the contacts (14) in the station. Push the shaver in the correct position. A beep sound confirms that the shaver sits properly in the station. Charging will start automatically.
Cleaning the shaver (see fig. D) When the cleaning indicator lights up in the shaver display, insert the shaver into the Clean&Charge Station, as described above and press the start button (16).
The hygiene status will be analyzed and is shown by the cleaning program indicators (15c) in the Clean&Charge Station display.
If status light (15b) does not shine (Clean&Charge Station switches to stand-by after about 10 minutes), press the start button twice. Otherwise cleaning will not start. For best shaving results, we recommend cleaning after each shave.
The cleaning process consists of several cycles, in which cleaning fluid is flushed through the shaver head. Depending on the program selected, the cleaning time takes up to 3 minutes, followed by an active drying phase of about 40 minutes, during which a fan is running.
Afterward charging will resume, which is indicated in the shaver display. When the shaver is fully charged the display turns off.
Removing the shaver from the Clean&Charge Station (see fig. E) Hold the Clean&Charge Station with one hand and tilt the shaver slightly to the front to release it.
Cleaning Cartridge / Replacement (see fig. F) When the level indicator (15a) lights up permanently red, the remaining fluid in the cartridge is sufficient for about 3 more cycles. When the level indicator blinks red, the cartridge needs to be replaced (about every 3 weeks when used daily).
After having pressed the lift button (13) to open the housing, wait for a few seconds before removing the used cartridge to avoid any dripping. Before discarding the used cartridge, make sure to close the openings using the lid of the new cartridge, since the used cartridge will contain contaminated cleaning solution.
The hygienic cleaning cartridge contains ethanol or isopropanol (specification see cartridge), which once opened will naturally evaporate slowly. Each cartridge, if not used daily, should be replaced after approximately 8 weeks to ensure optimal disinfection. The cleaning cartridge also contains lubricants for the shaving system, which may leave residual marks on the outer foil frame and the cleaning chamber of the Clean&Charge Station. These marks can be removed easily by wiping gently with a damp cloth.
Braun recommends changing your shaver’s Foil & Cutter cassette every 18 months to maintain your shaver‘s maximum performance.
Available at your dealer or Braun Service Centres: • Foil & Cutter cassette: 92S/92B • Cleaning cartridge Clean&Charge Station: CCR • Braun Shaver cleaner spray
Product contains batteries and/or recyclable electric waste. For environmental protection do not dispose of in household waste, but for recycling take to electric waste collection points provided in your country.
The cleaning cartridge can be disposed of with regular household waste. Subject to change without notice. For electric specifications, see printing on the special cord set.
Guarantee We grant a 2 year guarantee on the product commencing on the date of purchase. Within the guarantee period we will eliminate any defects in the appliance resulting from faults in materials or workmanship, free of charge either by repairing or replacing the complete appliance at our discretion.
This guarantee extends to every country where this appliance is supplied by Braun or its appointed distributor.
This guarantee does not cover: damage due to improper use, normal wear and tear (e.g. shaver foil or cutter block) as well as defects that have a negligible effect on the value or operation of the appliance. The guarantee becomes void if repairs are undertaken by unauthorized persons and if original Braun parts are not used.
To obtain service within the guarantee period, hand in or send the complete appliance with your sales receipt to an authorised Braun Customer Service Centre (address information available online at www.service.braun.com).
For UK only: This guarantee in no way affects your rights under statutory law.
How long does the charge last?
It depends on how often you use it and how thick your hair is. If you shave every day, it should last for about a week.
How long does it take to charge?
It takes about an hour to fully charge the razor.
How do I clean the shaver?
You can clean the shaver by running it under water, or by using the cleaning brush that comes with your shaver.
How do I know when to replace the blades?
You can check for wear and tear of the blades by using the cleaning brush that comes with your shaver. If you notice any wear and tear, then it’s time to replace them.
How do I change the blades?
You can find replacement parts for your shaver at Braun’s website. Just go to www.braun.com and click on “Support”.
Does anyone know the difference between the 9290 and the 9295 besides the color?
According to the Series 9 User Manual, the 9290 and 9295 are identical except for finish. If the manual is correct, the responses by Hall and by Gates are incorrect.
how well does this work on the head?
It works great, I shave my head every week, very close shave
Does this have an adjustment for closeness?
No, our Series 9 Electric Shavers do not have an adjustment for closeness. – The Braun Team
What are the dimensions of the base?
The base is 6″ high, 4.5″ wide and 6″ deep. Installing the shaver into the base adds 4″ to the height
Where can I find the return policy for this item on the product page?
On the top tray of Amazon at the right hand side you will see your cart. Just to the left side of the cart is “Returns and Orders”. Click on it and scroll down to find the Item you want to return. On the right hand side of the item will be a “Return items” box, click on it. If it is not there, you have waited too long. You normally have 30 days to return.
Shaver was beeping yesterday for hours. I would push the on off button it starts for a second and turn off. working now but won’t clean in base?
It’s possible your shaver isn’t securely in place in our Clean & Renew Station. To make sure, please insert your shaver into the Clean & Renew Station and push it to the rear side of the station (contacts of the shaver need to align with contacts in the station). Insert a new cleaning cartridge and press the start button again. This should do the trick, however, if it doesn’t, we’d be more than happy to further troubleshoot this with you. Just give us a call at (800) 272-8611.
Does the shaving head come off so I can clean the blades from inside?
The top of the head ( the blade section) comes off when you squeeze in the sides. I rinse the blades after each shave to keep it clear. Let it dry before replacing.
Can the charge station that comes with the Series 9 9330 be used for the 9390?
The clean and charge stations are specially designed to only work with the model shavers that they come with. If a shaver doesn’t come with one, then it won’t be compatible with any of the ones we make.
How to clean 9330s?
Use the cleaning solution in the tower, it not only cleans but lubricates the foil. If you don’t have a charging/ cleaning tower just run the foil and head of the unit under warm water but the best option is the aforementioned step.
What is the maximum length of hair for which this shaver is effective? (1 mm? 3 mm? Longer?)
There is no specified maximum length as the 9 Series has features to maintain its cutting efficacy in many circumstances. If you have grown past stuble, it would be beneficial to use a trimmer with no guard to prepare the beard for shaving. Not only will it be a better shave, but you will help maintain the expected life of the razor’s head.
Will the 2 year warranty cover for any malfunction and product damage?
That’s a great question! Our 2-year limited warranty covers manufacturer defects. However, it will not cover damages caused by misuse or lifetime wear on the device. – The Braun Team
Can you charge the shaver without using the cleaning station, i.e., plug the cord into a wall outlet and directly into the shaver itself?
Yes. The shaver has a socket that you can plug in the charging cord directly. Note that you can’t use the shaver while it is connected, however.