How to change the belt on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change the belt on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools:Phillips & flat screwdriver an 8mm spanner & socket and a pair of pliers
    Tools for tumble dryer motor
  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 the 4 retaining screws from the rear of side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  9. Remove the retaining screw from the top of side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  10. Slide the side panels backwards and remove them
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  11. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws and remove the bearing cover
    Bearing cover removal
  12. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 6 screws and remove the heater casing
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater cover
  13. Casing removed
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater Removal 1
  14. Using the flat head screwdriver remove the jubilee clip to the recirculating fan
    Recirculating fan Clamp removal
  15. Remove the recirculating fan
    Recirculating fan removal.jpg
  16. Using the 8mm socket remove 4 bolts securing the motor
    Motor removal 1.jpg
  17. Remove the wires from the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing wire removal
  18. Wires removed
    Cooling fan housing 1
  19. Un-clip and remove the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing 2
  20. Remove the inlet ring
    Inlet ring removal.jpg
  21. Using the pliers remove the corbin clip retaining the cooling fan
    Cooling fan clamp removal
  22. Remove the cooling fan
    Cooling fan removal
  23. Using an 8mm spanner remove a bolt from belt tensioner and release the other
    Belt tension removal
  24. Release the belt tensioner from the motor
    Belt tension removal 2
  25. Remove the belt from the tensioner
    Belt tension removal 3
  26.  Remove the belt from the tensioner
    Belt removal 1
  27. Lift the motor and ease the belt between the spindle and the plastic casing
    Belt removal 2
  28. Remove pipe from the water container inlet
    Water container pipe 1.JPG
  29. Un-clip pipe from the water container housing.
    Water container pipe 2.JPG
  30. Twist and remove the water container inlet
    Water container pipe 3.JPG
  31. Remove a pipe from the water container housing
    Water container pipe 4.JPG
  32. Remove 2 screws securing the water container   housing rear
    Water container screw removal.JPG
  33. Remove 2 screws at the rear of the side strap
    Rear strap removal.jpg
  34. At the drum bearing using the pliers unfold the retaining pin
    Drum bearing removal 1.jpg
  35. Remove the retaining pin from the drum spindle
    Drum bearing removal 1a.jpg
  36.  Remove castellated nut 
    Drum bearing removal 2 
  37. Castellated nut removed 
    Drum bearing removal 3.jpg
  38. Lift the belt over the back of the drum 
    Drum removal 1.jpg
  39. Support the drum with a block of wood
    Belt removal 4
  40. Pull the rear casing away from the drum and remove the belt
    Belt removal 3
  41. Take the new belt from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Belt image
  42. Pull the rear casing away from the drum and slide  the new belt behind the drum
    Belt removal 3
  43. Slide the belt under the drum
    Belt removal 4
  44. Lift the belt over the drum and locate the drum spindle into the rear casing 
    Drum removal 1.jpg
  45. Replace castellated nut
    Drum bearing removal 3.jpg
  46. Replace retaining pin
    Drum bearing removal 1a.jpg
  47. Fold retaining pin around castellated nut. Remove the block of wood under drum.
    Drum bearing removal 1.jpg
  48.  Replace 2 screws at the rear of the side strap
    Rear strap removal.jpg
  49. Replace 2 screws securing the water container housing rear
    Water container screw removal.JPG
  50. Replace pipe to the water container housing
    Water container pipe 4.JPG
  51. Replace water container inlet and twist into place
    Water container pipe 3.JPG
  52. Re clip pipe into the water container housing.
    Water container pipe 2.JPG
  53. Replace pipe onto the water container inlet
    Water container pipe 1.JPG
  54. Lift the motor and ease the belt between the spindle and the plastic casing
    Belt removal 2
  55. Using the 8mm socket replace 4 bolts securing the motor
    Motor removal 1.jpg
  56. Place the belt over the tensioner pully
    Belt removal 1
  57. Connect the belt to the tensioner pully
    Belt tension removal 3
  58. Connect the tensioner to the motor
    Belt tension removal 2
  59. Replace the bolt & tighten both bolts with the 8mm spanner
    Belt tension removal
  60. Replace the cooling fan
    Cooling fan removal
  61. Using the pliers replace the corbin clip retaining the cooling fan
    Cooling fan clamp removal
  62. Refit the inlet ring
    Inlet ring removal.jpg
  63. Refit the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing 2
  64. Clip the cooling fan housing into position 
    Cooling fan housing 1
  65. Replace the wires into the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing wire removal
  66. Replace the recirculating fan
    Recirculating fan removal.jpg
  67. Using the flat head screwdriver replace the  clip to the recirculating fan
    Recirculating fan Clamp removal
  68. Replace the heater casing
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater Removal 1
  69. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 6 screws to the heater casing 
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater cover
  70. Refit bearing cover and replace 2 screws
    Hotpoint CTD00 Bearing cover
  71. Relocate the side panels at the bottom and slide forward
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  72. Replace top retaining screw to side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  73. Replace the 4 rear retaining screws to side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  74. Replace water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  75. Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  76. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  77. 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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