When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
Read all instructions before using this
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a corded Trimmer that has
fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Use Trimmer only in a dry condition. Do not
use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after using,
except when Trimmer is (re)charging.
A Trimming Comb
5. Unplug and remove power supply cord from
B Cutting Unit
Trimmer before cleaning.
C Precision Zoom Lock Adjustment Ring
6. The batteries used in this device may present
D On/Off Switch with Battery Indicator
a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
E Socket for Appliance Plug
Do not disassemble, heat above 100°C
(212°F) or incinerate.
G Cleaning Brush
H Appliance Plug
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
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1. Close supervision is necessary when
this appliance is used by, on, or near children
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. For assistance call
4. Keep the Trimmer, cord and any attachments
away from heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
6. Do not use the adapter in or near a power
outlet that contains an electric air freshener
to prevent damage to the adapter.
7. Do not operate, charge, clean or plug in
Trimmer outdoors or where aerosol (spray)
products are being used or where oxygen is
8. Always check cutters, cutting unit and comb
before using the Trimmer. Do not use the
Trimmer if cutters, cutting unit or comb are
damaged, as injury may occur.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then
to outlet. To disconnect, turn on/off switch
to "OFF" position, then remove plug from
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
at a temperature above 140°F (60°C).
12. Never immerse the Trimmer in water or
rinse under the tap.
13. This Trimmer is for use on human hair only.
Do not use this Trimmer for any other
14. Always store your Trimmer, attachments and
Fully charge Trimmer before using for the first
power plug in a moisture-free area. Make
time or after non-use for a long period of time.
sure the cord is disconnected from the
Charging, recharging, or using the Trimmer at
15. Only use the power plug and other
temperatures below 40˚F (4,5°C) or higher
accessories supplied with the appliance.
than 95˚F (35°C) adversely affects lifespan of
If the appliance is subjected to a major change
in temperature, pressure or humidity, let the
Trimmer acclimatize for 30 minutes before
Continuously recharging Trimmer will reduce
IMPORTANT: The power plug contains
lifespan of battery.
a transformer. Do not cut off the power
plug to replace it with another plug as this
Be certain Trimmer is OFF (fig. 1).
will cause a hazardous condition.
Insert the appliance plug directly into the
Trimmer (fig. 2) and plug the adaptor into any
120V AC outlet. Use only the cord provided.
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome
to Philips Norelco!
An adaptor plug may be necessary for
cord usage in some foreign countries. Use
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an attachment plug adaptor of the proper
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configuration for power outlet.
The Battery Indicator will blink green to
Put It To The Test
indicate the Trimmer is charging.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
It will take approximately 1 hour to fully
Beard and Stubble Trimmer Pro may take a little
charge the Trimmer for a cordless trimming
getting used to. If you are using an electric Trimmer
time of up to 120 minutes.
for the first time, or if you've been using a different
NOTE: After the Trimmer is fully charged, the
brand, take the time to acquaint yourself with your
Battery Indicator will remain lit for 30 minutes and
then turn off.
Your Trimmer features a unique stubble look
setting combined with an adjustable Zoom Lock
Disconnect the cord and unplug from
to make beard trimming goof-proof.
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Trimmer to the test. We guarantee precise,
professional results or Philips Norelco will refund
you the full purchase price as long as the request
is received within 45 days of purchase.
Trimmer does not recharge during corded
Connect cord provided to Trimmer and plug
Trimmer into electrical outlet.
If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer ON.
Slide ON/OFF switch ON to begin trimming.
Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Slide ON/OFF switch ON to begin trimming.
If the charge runs low while trimming, the
Battery Indicator will blink orange.
If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
w Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual.
w Always comb the beard and/or moustache with
a fine comb before you start trimming.
w If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
Trimming with the Beard
w Beard Trimming Comb must be on Trimmer
to use the Zoom Lock.
Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table). The setting is
indicated in the center of the adjustment ring
w If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the comb at the maximum trimming
length setting (#10) to prevent accidentally
trimming hairs too short. As you become
familiar with the settings, adjust Zoom Lock to
desired trimming length. Zoom Lock will "click"
into position at each setting.
Switch the Trimmer ON.
To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Make sure the surface of the comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 4).
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the
same direction, you may want to try different
trimming positions (i.e., upwards,
downwards, or across). Practice is best for
If cut hairs have accumulated in the
comb, turn Trimmer off, remove the comb
and blow and/or shake the hair out of the
comb (fig. 5). The selected trimming length
setting will not change when you do this.
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Be certain Beard Trimming Comb is on
Trimmer and use setting 1 (3/64 in/1mm)
to result in a "stubble" look (fig. 6).
Trimming Without the Beard
Remove comb if you are:
Defining hair lines
Trimming nape of neck
Removing single, unwanted hairs
Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
Remove the Beard Trimming Comb by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 7).
Switch the Trimmer ON.
Hair Length after Trimming
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7 days a week.
Be sure Trimmer is turned OFF. Remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
Store cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
Do not place or store Trimmer where
it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water
or other liquid.
This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
which must be disposed of properly (fig. 14).
Contact your local town or city officials
Make well-controlled movements. Touch the
for battery disposal information or call
hair lightly with the Trimmer (fig. 8).
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
Be careful when you are trimming without the
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comb as when the Trimmer is turned on it will
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trim every hair it touches.
Clean the Trimmer after each use.
Always switch Trimmer OFF, unplug and remove
power supply cord from Trimmer before
Never immerse the Trimmer in water or rinse
under the tap (fig. 9).
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents, scourers
or aggressive liquids such as alcohol, gasoline
or acetone to clean the Trimmer and
Never clean, replace or remove Trimmer comb
with motor ON.
Do not apply pressure to cutters.
Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean Trimmer handle.
If cut hairs have accumulated in the comb, turn
Trimmer off, pull the comb off Trimmer and
remove hairs by shaking and/or blowing or
using the cleaning brush provided.
After Each Use:
Make sure the Trimmer is switched OFF
and disconnected from the electrical outlet.
Remove the Trimming Comb and clean with
Remove the cutting unit by pushing against
the teeth of the cutting unit (fig. 10) and rinse
under warm tap water (fig. 11) or use the
Allow to air dry thoroughly.
Place the cutting unit back by inserting the
notch of the cutting unit into the guiding slot
Push the cutting unit back into place on the
Trimmer until you hear a click (fig. 13).
NOTE: The appliance does not need any
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters become damaged or worn,
do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
Open the cutting unit.
Remove the old cutting unit by pushing
against the teeth of the cutting unit (fig. 10).
Insert the notch of the new cutting unit into
the guiding slot (fig. 12).
Push the cutting unit back onto the Trimmer
until you hear a 'click' (fig. 13).
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable
parts. For assistance call 1-800-243-3050.
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Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model QT4018 (except cutters and comb)
against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two
years from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace any
defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.*
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply go to www.philips.com/
norelco or call 1-800-243-3050 for assistance. It is suggested that for
your protection you return shipments of product by insured mail,
insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during shipment is not covered
by this warranty. NOTE: No other warranty, written or oral, is
authorized by Philips Electronics North America Corporation. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above exclusion and limitations may not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
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Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
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If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Trimmer send the product back and we'll refund you
the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by
insured mail, insurance prepaid, have the
original sales receipt, indicating purchase price
and date of purchase, and the money-back
guarantee return authorization form enclosed.
We cannot be responsible for lost mail.
The Trimmer must be postmarked no later
than 45 days after the date of purchase.
Philips Norelco reserves the right to verify
the purchase price of the product and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
To obtain money-back guarantee return
authorization form, call 1-800-243-3050 for
Delivery of refund check will occur 6–8 weeks
AFTER receipt of returned product.
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