WORLD DRYER® J-972 Airforce™ ***DISCONTINUED*** No Longer Available in Polished Stainless Steel - Please see WORLD J-973A3 or Q-972A2

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WORLD DRYER® J-972 Airforce™ Hand Dryer - the Polished Chrome Cover is NO LONGER AVAILABLE - Please See J-973A3 Airforce™ Brushed SS or Q-972A2 VERDEdri Polished SS as a Replacement



  • Fast Drying time (12 to 15 seconds); 206 mph max airspeed.

  • Automatic, Infrared Sensor Activated - no need to touch any surface on the hand dryer

  • Cover available in 2 Material & 3 Different Color/Finish options: White Epoxy on Aluminum (J-974A3), Black Epoxy on Aluminum (J-162A3), & Brushed (Satin) Stainless Steel (J-973A3) - this listing is for the discontinued J-972 Polished Stainless Steel (the J-973A3 Brushed Stainless Steel will be substituted).

  • Innovative multi-port diffuser nozzle maximizes drying effective and comfort

  • Energy efficient uses only 20% energy of traditional dryers; 30% more energy savings over competitive high speed dryers

  • Low sound level (68 dB without hands present / 88 dB with hands)

  • Available in two voltages – either 110/120V or 208V-240V.

  • Incorporates SteriTouch® antimicrobial technology inhibiting the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus extending the dryer’s service life

  • Modular design for easy servicing; easy cleaning

  • Modern, sleek, contemporary design

  • IP24 rating - protection against harmful water ingress

  • 5 years limited warranty (3 years on motor & sensor)

  • UL®, CSA®, and CE® approved

  • Durable and vandal resistant with 2 vandal-proof screws and lock with Special wrench

  • Optional recess kit makes this surface-mounted hand dryer ADA compliant with the 4" protrusion rule (See separately listing for WORLD DRYER® KJR-973 AIRFORCE Recess Kit).


The polished (bright) stainless cover option in the J-Series Airforce hand dryer is no longer being manufactured by the World Dryer Corporation. Please see instead the J-973A3 as its replacement.  The J-973A3 looks identical to the J-972A, but with a brushed (satin) finish instead of a polished (bright) finishThe J-Series Airforce hand dryer by the World Dryer Corporation is an environmentally friendly ambient temperature hand dryer. Unlike similar hand dryers by other manufacturers, the Airforce utilizes an innovative multi-jet technology. It is capable of taking the user’s hands from wet to dry in 12 seconds (2.5 times faster than traditional dryers). The modern sleek design of the J-972 starts with its light weight, yet durable cover made of stainless steel. The cover is then polished to a bright, mirror-like finish. Coated with a patented anti-microbial, anti-bacterial additive (called SteriTouch), the cover is resistant to the growth of harmful organisms such as bacteria, mold, and fungi.  The Model J-972 is considered relatively quiet for the speed and air volume produced (88 dB at operator's ear with hands in air stream). The brush-type motor operates at an astonishing speed of 34,000 RPM and is capable of producing an air velocity of 10,500 linear feet per minute or 206 miles per hour (105 CFM air volume) and a temperature increase of 40°F at hand level (approx. 4 in. below nozzle). Both the motor and heating element are activated automatically by an infrared sensor. Dry time is approx. 12 seconds, but the length of the dry cycle is determined by the user. As soon as the user's hands are removed from under the unit, the drying cycle is terminated. This unit has an impressive water ingress rating of IP24. Mounting instructions and warranty information are included. The World Airforce could be your answer to the high cost and unhygienic mess of paper towels.

PLEASE NOTE: With the purchase of the KJR-973 AIRFORCE Recess Kit, the World J-972 can be made ADA compliant - See KJR-973 Recess Kit listing.

Dimensions: 10.7" (272 mm) High x 8.9" (226 mm) Wide x 6.5" (165 mm) Deep;  Weight: 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)

Electrical Specification: 110/120 Volts; 9.6 Amps; 1100 Watts; 60 Hz (Requires a dedicated 15 Amp circuit)

Available as a 115V plug-in unit (wall plug included if option selected)

or 208 - 240 Volts; 4.8 Amps; 1100 Watts; 60 Hz

5 Year Limited Warranty against Manufacturer Defects; 3 Years on Motor & Sensor

Meets or Exceeds Underwriters Laboratory, Inc. (UL) & Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements.

CE Certified as compliant

LEED Credit Eligible (for Optimized Energy Performance) and Green Spec Listed

FREE SHIPPING via FedEx Ground to anywhere in the Contiguous United States.

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