hair dryer wiring
ok so i'm the type of person who loves to make complex things out of simple crafts and I've run into a problem. I make these small glass ornaments and i color the inside of them with stained glass paint. the only way to get then to dry is to create circulation inside the ball. I built a contraption to dry six at a time using a hair dryer and some tubing. my problem is is that when i set the dryer on cool it still runs current through a small part of the heating element. this is just enough to cause over heating of the unit. every time i try to bypass this heating element the diodes on the contacts for the motor explode. what am i doing wrong? i can't seem to find the voltage for the motor and the only thing i can think of is that the heating wire provides enough resistance to lower the amount of current going in to the diodes. does this make sense?