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Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement

What you need

  1. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement, Nozzle: step 1, image 1 of 2 Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly 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 Fan/ Motor Assembly 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 Fan/ Motor Assembly 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 Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the hair dryer grating into the three pieces seen in the image.

  5. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement, Fan/ Motor Assembly: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the screws on the handle and remove with a Phillips screwdriver.

  6. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully separate the plastic case with the Plastic Opening Tool.

  7. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • After removing the plastic case, locate the fan towards the back of the hair dryer.

  8. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screw that is holding the fan to the motor using a Phillips screwdriver.

  9. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  10. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Isolate the fan from the rest of the dryer.

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

  11. Hair Dryer Fan/ Motor Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Solder the wires to the motor. Refer to the soldering page below, which will help you replace this component.

    • Soldering Skills

Conclusion

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

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