Introduction

For sticky on/off buttons, you may only need to clean the button. This guide will show you how to fully remove and replace the button.

Note: This guide requires soldering skills. If you don't know how to solder or want to brush up on your skills check out this handy tutorial.

Image 1/1: Hold the hair dryer by the handle so that  the back panel faces up.
  • 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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  • Remove the two 15.875 mm Phillips #2 screws from the back panel.

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Image 1/3: Continue separating the back panel, working along the seam. Image 2/3: With moderate force, completely remove the back panel from the hair dryer. Image 3/3: With moderate force, completely remove the back panel from the hair dryer.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the two 1-inch Phillips #2 screws from the back of the fan motor. Image 2/2: Remove the two 1-inch Phillips #2 screws from the back of the fan motor.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Pull on the back of the fan motor to gently lift the motor out of the hair dryer. Image 2/3: Lift the attached electrical wiring and heat shield completely out of the hair dryer. Image 3/3: Lift the attached electrical wiring and heat shield completely out of the hair dryer.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Hold the electrical switches so that the wires are facing upwards.
  • Caution: Do not attempt to open or tamper with the capacitor. You may suffer severe electrical shocks.

  • Hold the electrical switches so that the wires are facing upwards.

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Image 1/1: Desolder the button at the circled locations.
  • Focus on the button directly next to the cylindrical capacitor.

  • Desolder the button at the circled locations.

  • New line.

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Conclusion

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

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