How to Clean the Filter on a Hair Dryer

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Prolong your hair dryer's lifespan by cleaning its filter. Most hair dryers feature filters that stop foreign debris from affecting their performance. The filter may consist of a foam or mesh material and is designed to catch debris such as hair or dust. These filters are located over the face of the intake on the dryer and can usually be accessed by flipping the protective cap.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Hair dryer with filter
  • Water

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unplug the hair dryer.

  2. 2

    Locate the hair dryer's filter to determine how to gain access to it.

  3. 3

    Open the access point and remove the filter for easy cleaning.

  4. 4

    Set the dryer on a flat surface while cleaning the filter to avoid dropping it.

  5. 5

    Pick larger bits of debris, such as hair and fuzz, out of the filter using your fingers. Throw the debris into a garbage can.

  6. 6

    Rinse the filter with water. Gently rub the filter with your fingers to dislodge and remove smaller debris.

  7. 7

    Set the filter aside and let it dry completely before reinstalling it into the hair dryer. To reinstall the filter, place it in its designated spot and close the protective cap.

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