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    My Philips Sonicare toothbrush turns off by itself

    Updated on 2022-05-20
    If your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush turns off or stops vibrating by itself, try our troubleshooting advice below to solve this issue. 

    Check the brushing mode selected

    Your toothbrush may come with different modes and settings. Once a mode is selected, the toothbrush works for a specific time period and then turns off automatically.
    Here is an overview of possible modes and their timings:

    Clean = 2 minutes
    White = 2:30 minutes
    Polish = 1 minute
    Gum care = 3 minutes
    Sensitive = 2 minutes
    Gum health = 3:20 minutes
    Tongue care = 20 seconds


    Changes in vibration while brushing

    Does the vibration of your toothbrush change momentarily while brushing, but still continues to vibrate? If yes, this means the time pacer or the pressure sensor is on.  
    These features indicate when you are supposed to move onto the next section of your teeth via a brief change in vibration. These changes are normal. The toothbrush will automatically turn off at the end of the brushing session.


    If your toothbrush turns off before a brushing cycle is completed, there could be a malfunction in your device. In this case please contact us for a repair or exchange. 

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