How to change the capacitor on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change the capacitor on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver
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  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 the 4 retaining screws from the rear of side panel
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  8. Remove the retaining screw from the top of side panel
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  9. Slide the side panel backwards and remove it
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  10. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires attached
  11. Remove the cable tie from the capacitor 
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie
  12.  Using the phillips screwdriver loosen the capacitor retaining screw
    Capacitor removal 1
  13. Remove the capacitor
    Capacitor Removal
  14. Take the new capacitor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance.
    Capacitor image
  15. Fit new capacitor
    Capacitor Removal
  16. Tighten retaining screw
    Capacitor removal 1
  17. Refit the wires
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie removed
  18. Replace the cable tie
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie
  19. Relocate the side panel at the bottom and slide forward
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  20. Replace top retaining screw to side panel
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  21. Replace the 4 rear retaining screws to side panel
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  22. Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  23. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  24. 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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