slows down and stops
This epilator has not had a lot of use, it has slowed down and now it has stopped working altogether. I have cleaned it after every use so l can't see that hair is stopped it from rotating. Very disappointed in this product.
Motor slowly dies after a good start
Excellent hair removal and shaving for the first few months. Motor has slowed down so it can only remove one or two hairs every 5 seconds or so. Would not purchase again.
I paid 120 Canadian and didn't last even one year. I've only used it once a month. Prior to this I had a cheaper brand paid 40 and lasted more than a year!!
How to fix the cord issue!
It has been 8 years since I bought a new Epilator - my old one was an Emjoi, and at first I was sorry to see it die.... Not any more! My new Braun is fantastic, heaps faster, more thorough, hurts less, and when I am finished, my skin is not red one tiny bit. At first I had the same cord issues as everyone else, but after Google-ing the problem found out that you simply need to push the cord in really hard - until it clicks! Problem solved!
Good, but not quite there yet.
I now own 3 Braun epilators and an emjoi, along with many wax systems, creams, razors - I even bought a home electrolysis kit (big mistake) many years back - so I'm constantly seeking the holy grail of easy home hair removal that results in smooth skin. Still not quite there yet. On the plus side, the 'braun 5 young beauty' is definitely the gentlest of all the epilators I have owned. I didn't use the cooling glove as it wasn't necessary. The little light is great addition. I also like the fact that it's not rechargable as the cordless one...s never last long enough between charges fo my liking. It does grab extremely short hair. In fact I suggest you follow recommedations to shave the area first if hair is long & wait a few days, as it's no good on longer hairs. On the con side it doesn't do uneven surfaces such as bikini area very well. What I am doing now is using it for about 70% of the hair removal then I go over the missed hairs with my old braun eversoft (way more painful but better at getting longer hair on uneven surfaces) & that gets about 90% of the hair in total. The other con is that the cord keeps slipping out, so much so that i think it could be a fault in the unit as I can't believe they would manufacture them with such a lose fit. Should probably get a replacement one but can't locate my sales docket unfortunately. very gentle, love the light, extremely good on short hair. dodgy cord socket, not good on uneven surfaces.
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