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Cleaning Your Hair Dryer

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Hair dryers can collect lint, hair and dust on their incoming air vents, that can reduce the drying air flow. This page is about cleaning your hair dryer.


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By 8 found this helpful
September 6, 2011

Taking care of hair appliances is important considering how much we pay for things some use daily. When the occasion arises and I need mine, nothing is more frustrating than if it is not working properly.

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By 2 found this helpful
July 6, 2018

Dust can clog the motor and shorten its life. I used a combination of a vacuum cleaner and an old toothbrush to clean mine.

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By 4 found this helpful
May 17, 2011

The lint build up in a blow dryer can cause it to heat up. The screen in mine was very hard to reach because of the plastic bars on top. I could clean the lint catcher on top, but not the under one.


I tried a small dental brush that is used to clean between braces and bridgework, and it worked great! You can get these at the dollar store in the toothpaste section. They have a plastic handle with a small wire brush on the end. No more clogged hair dryer.

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By linda from Port Orchard, WA

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October 13, 2011

I've found that my hair dryer will last years if I make sure to clean the lint, dust, and hair from the vented area. If the vent does not come apart you can clean or brush it with a stiff brush. Of course do not use water, unless it's unplugged and make sure it drys completely. ;-)

By Tina Dotson G.

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December 1, 20040 found this helpful

Use a clean soft paint brush to remove hair & fuzz collected on the back area of an electric hair dryer. Works great. By Mdipert

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

To clean my dryer filter after every use, I use a 2 1/2 inch cheap paint brush (dollar store brushes are perfect) to sweep across it, it gets most of the lint and it took only seconds since I brush it right into a garbage pail.

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