Very important Update at the bottom of the page about the quality of some Norelco RQ12 replacement heads on the market!
Norelco shavers are known for their high quality and efficiency. However, over time, with regular use, the blades tend to get dull and you will need to change them to maintain the same level of performance and comfort.
This is why the packaging on the Phillips Norelco razors suggests changing the shaver heads every twelve months. If you own a Norelco razor and want to replace the shaver head, read on to find out how to replace the old shaver heads with new ones.
Before you begin replacing the shaver head, make sure you have bought the right parts. The available versions are Norelco RQ12, Norelco RQ10, Norelco RQ111. Compare the model number to find out if the shaver head you have bought is a replacement for your current shaver. Start by opening the shaver, which can be done by gently pressing a button that can be found at the bottom of the shaver head. Keeping the button pressed, simply pull at the head and it will come out and away from the shaver.
Now, pay attention to the cutters and start twisting the piece that locks it, in a counterclockwise direction. It will also come clean off from the shaver head. Remove and throw away the cutter and place the new cutters into the head. The cutters will sit in place when they have positioned correctly, pay attention to the bumps and tabs on the cutter to place it correctly. Once it is aligned right and each cutter has been placed in its spot, you can replace the cutter locks. To secure them in place, turn the locks in a clockwise direction. Now place the shaver head over the shaver and snap it back on.
Norelco RQ12 Shaver Head Tips
The Norelco shaver head replacements are designed to easily replace the shaver blades that are pre-installed onto the shaver when you buy it. The replacement blades promises to provide a closer shave compared to its predecessor. It is compatible with the Norelco Series 8000 as well as the arcitec shavers.
Norelco RQ12 Conclusion – Update
Philips launched a new version of the Norelco RQ12 replacement head caled Norelco RQ12+. Sadly the new product is muuch worse than its older version as it dosent have the same rotary design and the blades are not so qualitative. So our advice is to stay away from the new version called Norelco RQ12+ and buy yourself the old product called the same but without the “+” and with all the advantages of a great product.