I'm a new member but i've been reading the posts on this site for awhile now. I've been wet shaving for about 3 years now and in the last 2 years SCAD and RAD has hit me pretty bad. I now own about 40 DE razors and about 20 creams and soaps. lol
I'm hoping someone here can help me with a problem i've been having with my fatboy razor.
Recently i won a mint looking E4 1959 fatboy off ebay. The razor shaves great but there seems to be a weird problem with the adjustment. By habit i always adjust my adjustable razors with the doors slightly loose as i don't want to put too much strain on the internal mechanism. When i adjust my fatboy from 1-9 it adjusts perfectly, the knob clicks on each setting and the plate moves up correctly. The problem is when i try to adjust it downwards from 9-1. The knob clicks on each setting but the plate doesn't move, it always remains on the higher setting, and the only way for me to get it down to a lower setting is to close and tighten the silo doors and this pushes the plate down to my lower desired setting.
It only get's weirder from here. The other day i decided to try and adjust the razor with the doors completely closed and guess what, it adjusts perfectly both up and down! But with the doors slightly loose or open it will only adjust upwards.
I own a 63 adjustable slim and a 69 super adjustable and they both adjust perfecly with the doors loose so i have no idea whats wrong with my fatboy. I don't think the internal mechanism is clogged because if it was it wouldn't adjust at all.
Does anyone know what could be wrong with it and what i could try to do to fix it. It's one of my favourite razors and gives a nice shave.