use this? Cheapo hair dryer suddenly flashing green light inside. What's going on?
I have this
Revlon hair dryer I bought at CVS -- it's "ionic", whatever that means. Lately (like within the last week) I've started noticing bright green flashes inside the hair dryer. During the 3-4 minutes it takes to dry my hair, I'll notice maybe three of them at most. It's not associated with any noise, abnormal heating up, or anything like that. It doesn't shut down, it doesn't actually spark (not that I can feel, anyway), it just flashes. The little hair filter on the back is clean and I can't see anything stuck inside it.
I don't know what the "ionization" is supposed to do, and all I know is I can't turn it completely off -- the little dial that controls it only goes down to "1 lit up orange LED" instead of "3 lit up orange LEDs". I feel like maybe the green flashing has to do with the ionization, but I have no idea.
I've tried googling, but no one else seems to have this green flashy problem. I'm not having the melty case issues other people seem to have in the reviews I can find. I can't even find a product manual to see if this is a sign of some specific failure mode.
I'm very curious about what could be causing this, but I do also worry about how dangerous it might be -- is this thing about to explode?
So tell me, MeFites, what's up with this thing?