Introduction

Instead of buying a new hairdryer, simply use this guide to replace the motor on your old one!

Identify the black air concentrating nozzle.
  • Identify the black air concentrating nozzle.

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Remove the black air concentrating nozzle by gently twisting and pulling the nozzle.
  • Remove the black air concentrating nozzle by gently twisting and pulling the nozzle.

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Using a screwdriver, remove the screw located underneath the air concentrating nozzle. This screw attaches the hair dryer body to the hair dryer grating.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove the screw located underneath the air concentrating nozzle. This screw attaches the hair dryer body to the hair dryer grating.

  • The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate the repair steps for a generic hair dryer. We do not specify screw sizes because screw sizes can differ between hair dryers. For most hair dryers, use a Phillips #1 Screwdriver. For hair dryers with smaller screws, consider using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Detach the hair dryer grating from the body by gently twisting the grating from side to side.
  • Detach the hair dryer grating from the body by gently twisting the grating from side to side.

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Separate the hair dryer grating into the three pieces seen in the image.
  • Separate the hair dryer grating into the three pieces seen in the image.

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Locate the screws on the handle and remove with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Locate the screws on the handle and remove with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Carefully separate the plastic case with the Plastic Opening Tool.
  • Carefully separate the plastic case with the Plastic Opening Tool.

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After removing the plastic case, locate the fan towards the back of the hair dryer.
  • After removing the plastic case, locate the fan towards the back of the hair dryer.

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Remove the screw that is holding the fan to the motor using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw that is holding the fan to the motor using a Phillips screwdriver.

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Remove the screws holding the motor to the casing using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the screws holding the motor to the casing using a Phillips screwdriver.

  • NOTE: This may be unnecessary if the fan can be removed without using a screwdriver.

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Isolate the fan from the rest of the dryer.
  • Isolate the fan from the rest of the dryer.

  • Remove the screws holding the motor in place. Replace with the new component.

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Solder the wires to the motor. Refer to the soldering page below, which will help you replace this component.
  • Solder the wires to the motor. Refer to the soldering page below, which will help you replace this component.

  • Soldering Skills

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Conclusion

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

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