Troubleshooting How do I clean my Philips bikini trimmer? Rinse the removable cutting elements under running water every time you use them. However, never rinse your Philips bikini trimmer by placing the whole unit under running water. Note: Do not use corrosive detergents, scouring pads or cloths, petrol, acetone etc. to clean the bikini trimmer. To remove the cutting element, push down the release slide and pull the cutting element off the trimming head (Fig.1) When you reattach the cutting element to the trimming head, push up the release slide to make sure the cutting element is fastened properly onto the trimming head (Fig.2) Use the cleaning brush provided to brush any hairs or dirt off the cutting element and the trimmer (Fig.3) For instructions on how to clean the trimming head, watch our short video below Play Pause You need Flash to see video. Click here to download it.