Introduction

If you have dropped your hair dryer, the front grill may be dented or loose.

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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On the back of the dryer, remove this plastic piece so the wires don't get caught. On the back of the dryer, remove this plastic piece so the wires don't get caught.
  • On the back of the dryer, remove this plastic piece so the wires don't get caught.

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Once the cords aren't blocked by that white piece anymore, you can just gently pop the outer shell of the dryer head off.
  • Once the cords aren't blocked by that white piece anymore, you can just gently pop the outer shell of the dryer head off.

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Once you have removed the inner parts of the dryer head, you can just pull out the front grill piece and replace it with a new one. Once you have removed the inner parts of the dryer head, you can just pull out the front grill piece and replace it with a new one.
  • Once you have removed the inner parts of the dryer head, you can just pull out the front grill piece and 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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