Hair dryers are one of the most frequently used small appliances in most homes. For many people, these styling tools are necessary parts of daily beauty rituals. However, with the frequent use of these appliances, it’s inevitable that at some point they will begin to fail. But before you go out and purchase a new Conair hair dryer, try repairing the current one instead. With a few small checks you may be able to get the hair dryer functioning again.

Things You'll Need

Unplug the Conair hair dryer from the wall.

Remove the vented cover just above the handle from the rear of the hair dryer. To remove the cover, simply grasp it with one hand and pull it away from the hair dryer.

Use your fingers or a cotton swab to remove any lint or dust that is located on the underside of the vented cover as well as on the inside of the hair dryer. Replace the cover by placing it on the hair dryer and pushing in firmly.

Use a screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the main cover in place. These screws are usually located near the handle of the hair dryer.

Use the canned air to thoroughly blow out the interior of the hair dryer to remove any hair and lint.

Use a multimeter to test each electrical wire in the interior of the hair dryer by plugging each wire in to the multimeter. Replace any internal parts that are not functioning. The parts may need to be ordered from the manufacturer.

Plug the Conair hair dryer back into the electrical outlet and push the reset button located on top of the plug. This restarts the hair dryer’s electrical system which stops when the dryer overheats.


  • Depending on which part of the hair dryer fails, it is often cheaper to replace the hair dryer than to repair it.