Introduction

Use this guide to installa replacement heating element if your hairdryer just isn't drying your hair the way it used to.

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

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Carefully separate the plastic case using the Plastic Opening Tools
  • Carefully separate the plastic case using the Plastic Opening Tools

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Your hairdryer should now be disassembled. You should easily be able to see the fan, motor, heating element cover, and internal wiring.
  • Your hairdryer should now be disassembled. You should easily be able to see the fan, motor, heating element cover, and internal wiring.

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Remove the heat-element housing by sliding it off of the dryer.
  • Remove the heat-element housing by sliding it off of the dryer.

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Isolate the heating element. Use a desoldering wick and soldering iron to desolder the wires. Refer to the soldering page below.
  • Isolate the heating element. Use a desoldering wick and soldering iron to desolder the wires. Refer to the soldering page below.

  • Soldering Skills

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Conclusion

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

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