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Is your hair dryer only blowing cold air? You most likely need a new heating element. Use this guide if you are looking to remove and replace a heating element for any standard electric hair dryer. You will save money and learn more about your handheld dryer.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Locate the screws on the handle of dryer and remove them with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
    • Locate the screws on the handle of dryer and remove them with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

    • Keep screws in a secure place for when you reassemble the dryer

  7. Carefully separate the plastic casing using the Plastic Opening Tools
    • Carefully separate the plastic casing using the Plastic Opening Tools

    • This can also be done with a flathead screwdriver or your hands if you twist the sides of dryer slightly in opposite directions

  8. Your hairdryer should now be disassembled into two large halves. You should see a fan, motor, heating element cover, and associated wiring.
    • Your hairdryer should now be disassembled into two large halves. You should see a fan, motor, heating element cover, and associated wiring.

  9. Remove the heat-element housing by sliding it off of the dryer in the direction away from the handle.
    • Remove the heat-element housing by sliding it off of the dryer in the direction away from the handle.

    • Make sure the heating element is facing up so that removal is easier

    • Slightly twist casing if need be

    • If there is no casing, skip this step

  10. 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

    • You will need to be careful with these wires since they will power your replacement heating element.

    • Do NOT cut them or yank the by any means other than soldering, this may cause further issues with your hair dryer.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Make sure wiring is enclosed in body of hair dryer and heating element casing is attached properly before screwing it closed.

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