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how to repair a philips sonicare toothbrush

by Emmanuelle Hegmann Published 2 years ago Updated 1 year ago
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How to fix a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean HX9340 when it is getting less powerful or has a weak brush.

  1. How to fix a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean HX9340 when it is getting less powerful or has a weak brush. First you need to open the toothbrush. ...
  2. Once the bottom cap is removed, use a screwdriver or a knife to release the actual insides of the toothbrush.
  3. Once you have the insides out, you have to look for this area. The silver red part are the two magnets.
  4. The magnets are secured by two screws. One is easily accessible on the back of the toothbrush. ...
  5. Apply some pressure to remove the circuit board and get access to the screw holding the magnets on the front side.

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Full Answer

How to replace the battery on a Sonicare toothbrush?

Tools / Parts / Equipment

  • Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush
  • Compatible charger
  • Soldering iron: Electronics grade (about 18-25 watt) with chisel tip
  • Solder: Lead-free silver solder is great for this
  • Solder sucker (also known as a desoldering pump) and/or desoldering braid
  • Adjustable grips
  • Small flat-bladed screwdriver: 2 to 4mm wide
  • Miniature side-cutters
  • Duct tape

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Does the Phillips Sonicare clean teeth properly?

The Philips Sonicare has five cleaning modes—clean, whiten, gum health, deep clean, and tongue care—and each mode has three levels of intensity that you can adjust while you brush. It’s truly a personalized clean. My go-to setting is the standard clean—unless my mouth is feeling especially yucky; then I’ll switch to the deep clean.

Do Sonicare toothbrushes really work?

Do sonic toothbrushes really work? Because of their physical movement, they often seem to be pretty powerful, and some models do indeed work really well. Sonic Toothbrushes, on the other hand, mostly rely on a 24,000-40,000 vibrations per minute to produce a ultrasound and sonic waves that help clean the teeth of plaque.

Why does my Sonicare toothbrush turns on by itself?

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Can a Sonicare toothbrush be repaired?

Under the terms of the guarantee, Philips Sonicare will for free of charge repair any defects or problems with the toothbrush that are as a result of a fault in the materials or workmanship in the construction and manufacture of the product. If the brush stops working for no reason this would be repaired for free.

How do you take apart a Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush?

1:277:34Philips SONICARE toothbrush repair - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipNow squeeze to either side of housing Soph rotten backside. About ten millimeter under the buttonMoreNow squeeze to either side of housing Soph rotten backside. About ten millimeter under the button and then simply push two axis on top voila and tire brush pop out of housing without any damage.

Why did my Philips Sonicare toothbrush stopped working?

Toothpaste or debris could get inside the small gap around the power button. This might cause the power button to get stuck and not properly functioning anymore. Clean the power button and the area around it with a damp cloth to make sure it is free of debris. Try another appliance in the same outlet.

How do I troubleshoot my Philips Sonicare toothbrush?

Try the following to resolve this issue: Place the toothbrush handle on the charger. Charge your toothbrush if the battery indicator light blinks or hear a beep. If you have not used your toothbrush for a month or more, leave the handle in the charger and check after 24 hours.

How do you fix a Sonicare toothbrush that won't charge?

Check that the charger is not placed on a metal surface or near other chargers, as this may cause interference. If you use a charging stand, pad or glass, ensure your toothbrush is placed centrally on the charger.

How long do Sonicare toothbrushes last?

The average life span of an electric toothbrush is around 5 years. Manufacturers normally offer a 2 year warranty should the brush fail sooner.

How do I reset my Philips Sonicare battery?

Press and hold the power button for up to 5 seconds. Let go of the power button when you hear 1 beep and then 2 beeps.

Why has my electric toothbrush stopped working?

First thing to do is check that the power outlet you are using is working as it should. If it's attached to a bathroom cabinet, for example, the light switch on the cabinet may need to be switched on to power the socket. Make sure you are not charging the toothbrush on a metal surface.

Can Philips Sonicare batteries be replaced?

No, you cannot replace the integrated battery of your toothbrush. If you want to discard your toothbrush, we recommend removing and recycling the battery.

How do I fix my Philips Sonicare button?

Button is Stuck in Place If holding the toothbrush, lights facing up, depress two prongs in either side inside of the toothbrush. Place the metal head on a flat surface and gently press downward. Remove the item holding the button and reassemble the device.

How do I reset my Philips Sonicare brush head?

0:361:13How to Change Brush Head on Sonicare Toothbrush - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipWe're going to place the toothbrush on its charger. Then we're going to hold the power button forMoreWe're going to place the toothbrush on its charger. Then we're going to hold the power button for five seconds while it's on the charger.

How do you remove the bottom of a Sonicare toothbrush?

Push the flat edge of a metal or nylon spudger between the seal and the toothbrush body and pry it open. Do this all around the edge until the seal is partially sticking out.

How do you open a Sonicare Diamond toothbrush?

Simply push the metal head at the top of the tootbrush downwards into a hard surface with some force and the bottom cap and the inner part will pop out by itself. This works on both old and new Sonicare models.

How do I clean my Philips Sonicare toothbrush handle?

Just follow the easy steps below:Remove the brush head.Rinse the bottom of the brush head with warm water.Rinse the metal shaft area with warm water.Clean the bottom of the toothbrush handle with a damp cotton swab to remove any residue.Wipe the entire surface of the handle with a wet cloth.

Why is my Sonicare not vibrating?

If your Philips Sonicare toothbrush vibrates less powerfully than usual, it may indicate that the battery needs to be charged. It could also mean that your brush head is worn. We recommend replacing your brush head every three months.

How to fix Sonicare toothbrush head rattle?

If the brush head rattles when in use, tighten the nut further. Remove the clear plastic travel cap from your brush head. Charge your toothbrush for 24 hours and try again. If the problem persists, contact Sonicare.

How to change Sonicare toothbrush intensity?

You can change between low, medium and high. To change this, press the mode/intensity button (power button in some instances) to change the setting.

How long does it take for a Sonicare handle to charge?

If you see the battery indicator light blinking or if you hear a beep it means it is charging.#N#Fully charge the Sonicare handle for 24 hours.

How many times does a Sonicare toothbrush vibrate?

When placing a Sonicare toothbrush onto a charging stand that has already been connected to the power supply the handle will usually vibrate quickly once or twice as well as produce 2 beep sounds to confirm it is now charging on the stand. This is normal behaviour.

Why does Sonicare have beeps?

Sonicare handles use beeps as a way of notifying you of certain things going on.

How long do you leave the brush handle on a charger?

Any lights on the handle?#N#When a brush handle is placed on the charging stand do any lights flash/blink?#N#If yes, this would suggest the charging stand is functioning correctly.#N#If no, leave the handle on the charger for at least 1 hour and see if the lights are now flashing/blinking.

What happens if a toothbrush is dropped?

If a toothbrush has been dropped or taken a very hard knock, it is possible that the battery connection inside the handle has been damaged. The connection is usually a small solder connection between the +/- terminals of the battery that connects this to the main printed circuit board.

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Push the flat edge of a metal or nylon spudger between the seal and the toothbrush body and pry it open. Do this all around the edge until the seal is partially sticking out.

Step 3

Apply pressure to the shaft by pressing it against a firm and flat surface. Continue to apply pressure until the electronics located in the interior are exposed.

Step 6

Rotate the interior of the toothbrush until the screw is facing downward. Slightly shake the interior so that the screw with its accompanying metal part fall out.

Step 7

Use a metal probe to press against the hole located at the edge of the interior. While applying this pressure, pull on the shaft outward. Repeat this step on the opposite side.

Step 8

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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