Dyson Airwrap Overheating (3 Easy Solution)

If your Dyson Airwrap is overheating, with the status indicator blinking red or not working at all, the most likely reasons are:

  1. A clogged filter.
  2. Excessive use.
  3. Build-up of hairspray or other hair care products on the filter or filter cage.

In this article, I will walk you through why your Dyson Airwrap overheats and what exactly you need to do!

Let’s move on…

Issues that a user experience

overheating issue in dyson airwrap

Many users have experienced various issues with their Airwrap, but I have observed that overheating and frequent shut-offs are common.

Here is a list of issues that users experienced:

  • Airwrap is getting too hot to hold during use.
  • It shuts off automatically.
  • A burning smell emitted from inside.
  • Reduced performance and effectiveness of the styling results due to overheating.

Some users have also reported that the problem is more pronounced when using attachments or certain settings.

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So, what causes a Dyson Airwrap to overheat?

reasons why dyson airwrap is overheating

A clogged filter!

Exactly, a blocked filter is typically the root cause when a Dyson Airwrap becomes overheated. However, a malfunctioning motor or damaged circuit board can also be responsible.

Here are the primary reasons your device is overheating:

  • A dusty filter.
  • A damaged internal circuit board.
  • A malfunctioning motor.

Wait, if your Airwrap is heating but not excessively, it’s simple. All electronics get hot when in use. However, if it’s overheating to an unnatural degree and shutting off frequently, then it’s a problem.

What to do when Dyson Airwrap gets overheated?

The solution is pretty simple. Just clean the filter.

Here is how:

  1. Unplug your Airwrap: It’s very important! This will prevent any possible electrical shock that may occur while you are cleaning it.Unplug your Airwrap
  2. Clean the filter cage: Take the filter cleaning brush, thread it through the cable, and brush over the hair styler in circular motions around the air filter.Clean dyson airwrap filter
  3. Clean the Air filter:  Once you have cleaned the filter cage, remove it. Spin the filter cleaner brush around the uncovered air filter in a circular motion and blow away any accumulated dust.cleaning the air filter
  4. Wash it: Wash the filter cage under warm tap water and let it dry completely.washing the filter cage
  5. Reinstall it: Finally, reinstall the filter cage in its place.

WARNING: Do not use chemicals or liquids to wash the filter cage! Only use warm running tap water.


Q. Can an overheating Dyson Airwrap damage my hair?

Yes, an overheating Airwrap can damage your hair if used excessively or at high temperatures.

Q. What maximum temperature should a Dyson Airwrap reach while in use?

Dyson does not specify a maximum temperature for their Airwrap models.

But use the lowest heat setting possible and avoid using the tool on high heat settings for extended periods.

However, It uses a combination of heat and air pressure to style hair, instead of traditional heat tools, which rely on direct heat.

The Airwrap continuously measures the airflow temperature to ensure that it never exceeds 302 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius) to minimize the risk of damage to the hair.

Q. What should I do if my Dyson AirWrap starts smoking?

Stop using the device immediately and unplug it from the power source.

Do not use it until you can determine the cause of the issue and take appropriate action.

Because, continued use could pose fire hazards or damage to the device.

Q. Why is my Dyson AirWrap getting so hot during styling sessions?

This is likely due to the increased demands on the motor during extended periods of operation.

Allow your hair to cool down periodically, take shorter styling breaks or switch between different attachments/settings within AirWrap depending on your needs.

Avoid continuous use at high-temperature settings, which may put more strain on the unit as well.