Info on Philips Norelco HQ8 Replacement Heads
We're talking here about the Philips Norelco HQ8 replacement heads for shavers.
According to the Philips Norelco company, the shaver head should be replaced every 12 month as the cutting parts will gradually wear out and so become less sharp. Ofcourse, the replacement frequency depends on how much you shave and also the thickness of your facial hair is of influence. A replacement head exists of three cutters and three combs.
Shaver type number.
To locate the type number of your shaver, look
- on the back of the shaver, (7100 & 7300 Series)
- on the trimmer ans in the hairchamber, (7200 Series)
Usually you'll also find the model name or number on the packaging and instrucion manual.
The HQ8 replacement heads, available at Amazon U.S. here should fit the following models/types:
Shaver model numbers:
AT891, AT890, AT751, AT750,
PT870, PT860, PT735, PT730, PT725, PT720, PT715, PT710,
8894XL, 8892XL, 8881XL, 8867XL, 8846XL, 8845XL, 8831XL,
7775X, 7737X, 7735X,
7380XL, 7360XL, 7350XL, 7345XL, 7340XL, 7325XL, 7315XL, 7310XL,
7183XL, 7180XL, 7150X, 7145XL, 7140XL, 7125X, 7115X, 7110X,
See Amazon U.S. here for the HQ8 replacement heads.
From the U.K.? then see Amazon U.K. here.
Experiences with replacement heads.
Although there are people who don't have good experiences with replacement heads/cassettes, I see in online resources that most buyers are happy with it, and rate the replacement heads accordingly.
You may also get an impression of how people experience the replacement heads by reading the reviews at Amazon U.S.
To remove and install the replacement head.
Turn the lock anticlockwise (1) and remove the retaining frame (2).
Remove the shaving heads and place new ones in the shaving unit.
Make sure that the projections of the shaving heads fit exactly into the recesses.
Put the retaining frame back into the shaving unit and turn the lock clockwise.
Close the shaving unit until you hear a click. If the shaving unit does not close smoothly, do check if you have inserted the shaving heads properly and if the retaining frame is locked.