Take a look at the back of your hand-held hair blow dryer. If you see a thick coating of lint on the intake filter (commonly mistaken for a vent), it’s time to clean it. This is a simple process that keeps your blow dryer functioning optimally and prevents it from dying prematurely or becoming overheated during use.
Things You'll Need
- Vacuum cleaner with hose attachment
Open or remove the grill of the intake filter, located on the back of your hair dryer.
Use the dry toothbrush to brush away the dust and lint build-up on the filter and the grill. Remove the filter if possible and continue brushing away as much debris as possible.
Use the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner to suck away any stubborn debris at the filter site. If any particles still remain after vacuuming, remove them with tweezers.
Replace the intake filter if you have removed it. Replace or close the grill.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not attempt to clean your blow dryer while it is plugged in or on as this may pose electrocution risks.
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