Question about Health & Beauty
It's an old fashioned hair dryer with heat coils inside.
Two different things could have happened, one is fixable, the other not.
- Hair dryers have a 'thermal fuse' that blows out if the dryer gets too hot. It's a safety measure to prevent fires. The fuse is buried in the heating coils of the dryer, it's a silver can with a wire on each end, and a black blob on one end. It is replaceable but it is NOT easy to get to. Digikey.com and Mouser.com sell replacements, they are called 'Thermal Cut Offs' (TCOs). About a buck each. You have to match the temperature rating of the old one, usually over 400F.
- The other thing is, the wires of the heating element itself may have overheated. They are very thin, and designed to heat up (duh). But they need air blowing over them to prevent them from burning out. Cover the back of the dryer, and the wires can overheat and burn out in just a few seconds. That's not repairable, so it's time to send it to the Great Hair Salon in the sky...
Posted on Mar 02, 2015
I had on just like it and the same thing happened to me wat I did was I sent it to go fix
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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