Revlon 473 Heating Element Replacement

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The heating element is located towards the back of the hairdryer in the head.

  • Author: Jessica Leyva
  • Time required: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Edit Step 1 Shell  ¶ 

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  • Before disassembly, make sure that the device is unplugged.

  • Unscrew the two 17.83 mm black screws located on the handle.

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  • Separate the shell from the main component.

  • Make sure that the each piece is free from debris.

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  • Continue to pull the components apart.

  • For reassembly, put the silver encasing on before the the black cover.

Edit Step 4 Heating Element  ¶ 

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  • The heating element is the group of tightly coiled bronze wires behind the vent hose as well as the silver coils.

  • Make sure that there are no breaks or debris obstructing the wires of the heating element.

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  • To test the heating element, use a digital multimeter.

  • Set the multimeter to 200 under ACV.

  • Bring the ends of the multimeter toward the two lead wires.

  • If the circuit between the wires is closed, the numbers on the multimeter should keep changing.

  • If the numbers are not changing, replace the heating element.

  • If the circuit is closed, check the thermal cutout.

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

For more information, check out the Revlon 473 device page.

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