Introduction

If your hair dryer's fan grill is damaged or dirty, this guide will show you how to replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Caution: Unplug the hair dryer before attempting this guide. Leaving the device plugged in may result in electrocution and damage to the device.
    • Caution: Unplug the hair dryer before attempting this guide. Leaving the device plugged in may result in electrocution and damage to the device.

    • Hold the hair dryer by the handle so that the back panel faces up.

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  2. Remove the two 15.875 mm Phillips #2 screws from the back panel.
    • Remove the two 15.875 mm Phillips #2 screws from the back panel.

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    • Starting from where the cord attaches to the handle, pull apart the two plastic panels.

    • Continue separating the back panel, working along the seam.

    • With moderate force, completely remove the back panel from the hair dryer.

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    • Hold the hair dryer by the nozzle so that the handle points to the left.

    • Remove the two 1-inch Phillips #2 screws from the back of the fan motor.

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    • Caution: If you recently used the hair dryer, wait at least 10 minutes before attempting this step. The heating element may still be very hot and can cause serious burns.

    • Pull on the back of the fan motor to gently lift the motor out of the hair dryer.

    • Lift the attached electrical wiring and heat shield completely out of the hair dryer.

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    • Hold the front panel of the hair dryer by the nozzle facing upward.

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    • Using your index finger push the fan grill down with moderate force.

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Conclusion

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

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