Learn to clean your hair dryer filter. You'll extend the life of this handy tool and you'll save money.
You will need
- Small wire brush
- A vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment
Step 1 Know when your blow dryer needs a tuneup. Dryers can overheat or shut down if too much lint builds up. If the dryer runs too hot or the airflow seems weak, the filter should be cleaned.
Step 2 Unplug your hair dryer. Inspect the front and back grills. Remove any visible lint or hair with tweezers.
Step 3 Use a small wire brush to remove lint from any vents and wire screens.
Step 4 If your hair dryer has removable grills, pry them open with a screwdriver and remove the hair dryer filter.
Step 5 Wash or vacuum the filter with a hose attachment, according to manufacturer instructions.
Let the filter dry completely.
Step 6 Use the hose attachment to vacuum side vents, grills, and, if you removed the grills, inside the dryer where lint is visible.
Step 7 Reassemble the hair dryer. Insert the filter and reattach the wire grills. You’re ready for a good hair day!
In the early 1900s, women used their vacuum cleaners as hair dryers by attaching a hose to the exhaust end.