How to change a thermostat on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change a thermostat on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 retaining screws to remove the lid.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 1
  5. From the front give the lid a firm push backwards
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 2
  6. Now remove the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  7. Remove water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  8. Remove 2 screws attaching  the console to the water container housing.
    Console removal 1
  9. Remove 3 screws holding the front casing to the side strap
    Console removal 3
  10. Remove 5 screws attaching the outer casing to the air duct
    Front casing removal 1.JPG
  11. Separate the outer casing from the air duct
    Door seal removal 1
  12. Looking from the top locate the thermostat attached to the air duct
    Thermostat removal 1
  13. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws retaining the thermostat
    Thermostat removal 2.jpg
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    Thermostat removal 3.jpg
  15. Wires removed
    Thermostat removal 4.jpg
  16. Take the new thermostat from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Thermostat image.jpg
  17. Fit the wires to the new thermostat
    Thermostat removal 3.jpg
  18. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 2 screws retaining the thermostat
    Thermostat removal 2.jpg
  19. Make sure the door seal is fitted to the outer casing
    Door seal replacement 1.jpg
  20. With the door seal in place locate the outer casing and seal into the air duct
    Door seal replacement 2.jpg
  21. Secure the outer casing to the air duct with 5 screw
    Door seal replacement 3.jpg
  22. Replace 3 screws holding the front casing to the side strap
    Console removal 3
  23. Replace 2 screws attaching  the console to the water container housing
    Console removal 1
  24. Replace the water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  25. Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  26. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  27. Replace the 2 lid retaining screws
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 1
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Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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