Introduction

If your cord isn't retracting, may need untangle the wheel on the cord, or replace the wheel completely.

Parts

No parts required.

Unscrew the two 18 mm long Phillips #2 screws on the side of the hair dryer. Unscrew the two 18 mm long Phillips #2 screws on the side of the hair dryer.
  • Unscrew the two 18 mm long Phillips #2 screws on the side of the hair dryer.

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Some pieces may fall out when removing the face of the handle.
  • Some pieces may fall out when removing the face of the handle.

  • Once you have taken the screws out, take the top half of the handle off by lifting it off of the dryer.

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Remove the inner white disk piece by gently pulling it out with your finger nail. Remove the inner white disk piece by gently pulling it out with your finger nail.
  • Remove the inner white disk piece by gently pulling it out with your finger nail.

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Gently remove the tan boxes (power supply) by wiggling them out of place and set them aside so you can take the back part of the handle off. Gently remove the tan boxes (power supply) by wiggling them out of place and set them aside so you can take the back part of the handle off. Gently remove the tan boxes (power supply) by wiggling them out of place and set them aside so you can take the back part of the handle off.
  • Gently remove the tan boxes (power supply) by wiggling them out of place and set them aside so you can take the back part of the handle off.

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Remove the inner white disk piece from the base of the dryer head by gently pulling it out with your finger nail. Remove the inner white disk piece from the base of the dryer head by gently pulling it out with your finger nail.
  • Remove the inner white disk piece from the base of the dryer head by gently pulling it out with your finger nail.

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Unscrew the three 12 mm long Phillips #2 screws to remove the back of the hairdryer.
  • Unscrew the three 12 mm long Phillips #2 screws to remove the back of the hairdryer.

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Once the three screws are removed, pop the back of the dryer off by wiggling it until it comes loose.  This shouldn't take too much effort.
  • Once the three screws are removed, pop the back of the dryer off by wiggling it until it comes loose. This shouldn't take too much effort.

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At this point, unwind the cord and lay it to the side so you can get to the screw in the middle easier. Remove the single 12 mm long Phillips #2 screw in the middle of the cord track.
  • At this point, unwind the cord and lay it to the side so you can get to the screw in the middle easier.

  • Remove the single 12 mm long Phillips #2 screw in the middle of the cord track.

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Take off the white cap that covers the heating coil.  You will see a wound up piece of metal (cord retracting coil) underneath once the cap is removed. Take off the white cap that covers the heating coil.  You will see a wound up piece of metal (cord retracting coil) underneath once the cap is removed.
  • Take off the white cap that covers the heating coil. You will see a wound up piece of metal (cord retracting coil) underneath once the cap is removed.

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When removing the coil, make sure it stays wound up.  It could very easily pop out, and you would have to wind it all the way back up and try to squeeze it back into the slot when you reassemble the dryer. To remove the coil, use your screw driver to pop the coil out of the slot.
  • When removing the coil, make sure it stays wound up. It could very easily pop out, and you would have to wind it all the way back up and try to squeeze it back into the slot when you reassemble the dryer.

  • To remove the coil, use your screw driver to pop the coil out of the slot.

  • This is what the coil would look like if it came undone when you removed it.

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Once the coil is removed, unscrew the three 11 mm long Phillips #2 screws underneath to remove the retracting wheel. Once the coil is removed, unscrew the three 11 mm long Phillips #2 screws underneath to remove the retracting wheel. Once the coil is removed, unscrew the three 11 mm long Phillips #2 screws underneath to remove the retracting wheel.
  • Once the coil is removed, unscrew the three 11 mm long Phillips #2 screws underneath to remove the retracting wheel.

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Now Remove the two parts of the retracting wheel and you are ready to replace it with a new one. Now Remove the two parts of the retracting wheel and you are ready to replace it with a new one.
  • Now Remove the two parts of the retracting wheel and you are ready to replace it with a new one.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Nicely done, just a suggestion, in Step #10 would suggest using fingers or flat object on top of spring when disengaging from frame …to ensure it won’t unravel and jump (as shown in 2nd picture + have some strong tape, string, wire ties, etc. to keep the spring wound up. This works for me when dealing with lawn mower recoil mechanism or tape measures. Tape measures are the worst to work on. lol - AHNauss

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