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Tips to Get My CHI Hair Dryer to Work Again

Last week my expensive CHI PRO hair dryer started blowing cold air after only having it over a year - the warranty was just up! I was so sad, and I didn't want to spend extra money to get it repaired or buy a new one.

Luckily the other day I did something accidentally and got it to work again! Here's how I did it: 

Since it blew only cold air, I though it must be the cold button that was stuck. So I plugged it, hit the cold button on and on and on but nothing happened. I got fussed and slammed it on my bed. The cold button hit on my bed hard and the dryer suddenly started to blow hot air! I turned it off and on and it just worked as usual. It's amazing! I asked one of my friends, who's an electrician, but he couldn't explain why this worked.

I surfed the internet and was surprised to find a lot of people having the same problem with their CHI hair dryer. And some had done the similar way to solve the problem, like hitting the cold button on the bathroom counter, with a towel on top of the counter. So I guess it's a useful tip and share it here. People who read this could give it a try before throwing their CHI hair dryer away or paying extra repair charge.    

My electrician friend also told me some other easy tips, which could rule out some obvious, minor problems when a hair dryer fails to work.

1. clean out any dust or debris from the back
It is very common that the filter near the back catch a lot of dust and lint, causing the dryer to either stop working completely or have much less power. Unplug the dryer, take something small, such as tweezers or a bobby pin to clean the dust out as thoroughly as possible. After the back is cleaned out, plug the dryer and turn it on, see if it is working properly again.

2. check the outlet
Sometimes it's not the dryer itself, but the outlet into which the dryer is plugged has the problem. Reset the outlet by pushing the small red button underneath the plug-in area, which might be enough to make the dryer work again. Or if it fails, plug something else into it and check to see whether the entire outlet is faulty or whether the problem is related to the hair dryer itself.

3.  wait till the dryer cools down
Many hair dryers have automatic shut-offs that are triggered when the dryers get too hot. So just wait a few hours and then try turning a hair dryer on again before throwing it away, since it might come back on later, after it has had a chance to cool down.

If you've tried everything above but still can't get the dryer work again, it might be necessary to have it repaired by the professionals.
 


Comments (3)

Posted by M. Shelton on Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013
It worked!    I can't believe it!    Thank you so much!    Saved me lots of money!
Posted by Debbie on Thu, Jan 3rd, 2013
Your trick worked for be as well. I actually just pressed the cold shot button normally and the hot air started as soon as I released it.
Thanks
Posted by Anonymous on Thu, Sep 22nd, 2011
lala,it works!thanks so much!!!

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