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Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement, Nozzle: step 1, image 1 of 2 Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement, Nozzle: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the black air concentrating nozzle by gently twisting and pulling the nozzle.

    • If nozzle is not attached, skip to next step.

  2. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement, Grating: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using a screwdriver, remove the screw located underneath the air concentrating nozzle. This screw attaches the hair dryer body to the hair dryer grating.

    • For most hair dryers, use a Phillips #1 screwdriver. For hair dryers with smaller screws, consider using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  3. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Detach the hair dryer grating from the body by gently twisting the grating from side to side.

  4. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the hair dryer grating into the three pieces seen in the image.

  5. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement, Button Switchboard: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver, remove the screws located on the hair dryer handle.

  6. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
  7. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • The hairdryer is now disassembled. The fan, motor, heating element cover, and internal wiring are exposed.

    • Please be careful around these parts of the hairdryer. Even if the device is off, they may be warm to the touch.

    • This is the TURBO button.

    • This is the SWITCHBOARD button.

  8. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pull the turbo button away from the hair dryer body.

    • If the turbo setting is still not working after you replace the switchboard, consider using soldering techniques to replace the turbo button. It may be why the hairdryer is not working properly, too.

  9. Hair Dryer Button Switchboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pull the button switchboard away from the hair dryer body.

    • Using a desoldering wick and a soldering iron, desolder the wires. This will help with the electrical connection issues that may be occurring.

    • Refer to the following page for desoldering instructions: Soldering Skills

Conclusion

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

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I have a hairdryer with loose wire. Can you help me to find where the wire should be welded?

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