How to change the console on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change the console on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver and a small flat head screwdriver
    Phillips & small flat 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. Grip firmly and remove the timer control knob
    Timer knob removal
  8. Remove water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  9. Remove 2 screws attaching  the console to the water container housing.
    Console removal 1
  10. Remove the top screw holding the console
    Console removal 2
  11. Remove a further top screw holding the console
    Console removal 3
  12. Detach the console from the main carcase
    Console removal 4
  13.  Un clip the empty water neon warning light from the console
    Empty water neon wires 1.jpg
  14. Using the flat head screwdriver push the heat select button of the switch
    Heat select button removal.jpg
  15. Using the flat head screwdriver gently prise the switch from the console
    Heat select switch removal.jpg
  16. Using the flat head screwdriver push the start switch  button of the switch
    Start switch removal 1.jpg
  17. Using the flat head screwdriver gently prise the switch from the console
    Start switch removal.jpg
  18. Take the new console from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Console image 3
  19. Now push the heat select switch into the console
    Heat select switch replacement.jpg
  20. Locate the heat select button into the console
    Heat select button replacement 1.jpg
  21. Push the heat select button onto the switch
    Heat select button replacement 2.jpg
  22.  Now push the start switch into the console
    Start switch replacement.jpg
  23. Locate the start button into the console
    Start switch button replacement 1.jpg
  24. Push the start button onto the switch
    Start switch button replacement 2.jpg
  25. Reclip the empty water neon warning light onto the console
    Empty water neon wires 1.jpg
  26. Empty water neon warning light in position 
    Empty water neon in possition.jpg
  27. Attach the new console to the main casing
    Console removal 4
  28.  Replace the top screw holding the console
    Console removal 3
  29. Replace a further top screw holding the console
    Console removal 2
  30. Replace 2 screws attaching  the console to the water container housing.
    Console removal 1
  31. Replace water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  32. Replace the timer control knob by pushing it onto the timer spindle
    Timer knob removal
  33. Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  34. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  35. 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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