How to Clean an Electric Shaver. Electric shavers work by moving blades back and forth to trim the area of hair that you need trimmed. Hair commonly gets built up inside the electric shaver. You should clean your electric shaver regularly to keep your blades fresh, for sanitation purposes and in order to increase the life of your electric shaver. Here is how to clean an electric shaver.

Step 1

Unplug your electric shaver before you ever clean it or take it apart.

Step 2

Inspect the rubber gasket beneath the cutter block. Look for any cracks. The gasket is meant to keep debris from getting into your motor area. If there is a crack in it, hair and dirt will get in there. If that is the case, you should replace the gasket.

Step 3

Unclip the cutter block by lifting it off its support. Remove any debris you find on the cutter block by using a small brush. Usually electric shavers come with a brush specially made for cleaning that particular unit.

Step 4

Dip your cutter block in soapy water or special cleaning fluid that you can buy anywhere electric shavers are sold.

Step 5

Check all the contacts on your electric shaver for any kind of corrosion. Spray any contacts with electrical contact cleaner, then use white bond paper to burnish them.

Step 6

Put your shaver back together and turn it on. Spray the foil lightly with shaving-head lubricant to reduce friction between blades and foil. Spray the foil again before each shave.