How to change the drum on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change the drum on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver an 8mm spanner and a pair of pliers
    Tools for drum replacement
  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 panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  8. Remove the retaining screw from the top of side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  9. Slide the side panels backwards and remove them
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  10. Using an 8mm spanner remove bolt from belt tensioner and release the other
    Belt tension removal
  11. Release the belt tensioner from the motor
    Belt tension removal 2
  12. Remove the belt from the tensioner
    Belt tension removal 3
  13. Remove water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  14. Remove pipe from water container inlet
    Water container pipe 1.JPG
  15. Unclip pipe from water container housing.
    Water container pipe 2.JPG
  16. Twist and remove water container inlet
    Water container pipe 3.JPG
  17. Remove pipe from water container housing
    Water container pipe 4.JPG
  18. Remove 2 screws securing the water container   housing rear
    Water container screw removal.JPG
  19. Remove 2 screws securing the water container housing front
    Console removal 1
  20. Remove the water container housing
    Water container housing removal.JPG
  21. Remove 2 outer screws to release the side strap from the front casing
    Front casing removal 4a.jpg
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 5 screws from the front panel
    Front casing removal 1.JPG
  23. Remove 3 further screws
    Front casing removal 2a.JPG
  24.  Separate the front panel from the air duct and remove it
    Front casing removal 3.JPG
  25. Front panel removed
    Front casing removed.JPG
  26. Carefully release the air duct from the drum
    Air duct removal 1
  27. Air duct removed from drum
    Air duct removal 2
  28. Remove the air duct from the base
    Air duct removal 3
  29. Remove 2 screws and remove bearing cover
    Bearing cover removal
  30. Using the pliers unfold the retaining pin
    Drum bearing removal 1.jpg
  31. Remove the retaining pin 
    Drum bearing removal 1a.jpg
  32. Remove castellated nut 
    Drum bearing removal 2
  33. Castellated nut removed 
    Drum bearing removal 3.jpg
  34. Lift the belt over the back of the drum and remove the drum
    Drum removal 1.jpg
  35. Drum removed
    Drum removed.jpg
  36. Take the new drum from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Drum image.jpg
  37.  Lift the belt over the new drum and locate the drum into the rear bearing
    Drum removal 1.jpg
  38. Replace castellated nut
    Drum bearing removal 3.jpg
  39. Replace castellated nut
    Drum bearing removal 2
  40. Replace retaining pin
    Drum bearing removal 1a.jpg
  41. Fold retaining pin around castellated nut
    Drum bearing removal 1.jpg
  42. Refit bearing cover and replace 2 screws
    Bearing cover removal
  43. Replace the air duct into the base
    Air duct removal 3
  44. Refit the air duct into the drum
    Air duct removal 2
  45. Fit the air duct into the drum
    Air duct removal 1
  46. Replace the front panel and attach it to the air duct
    Front casing removal 3.JPG
  47. Replace 2 outer screws to retain the side strap to the front casing
    Front casing removal 4a.jpg
  48. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 5 screws to the front panel
    Front casing removal 1.JPG
  49. Replace 3 further screws
    Front casing removal 2a.JPG
  50. Replace the water container housing
    Water container housing removal.JPG
  51. Replace 2 screws securing the water container housing front
    Console removal 1
  52. Replace 2 screws securing the water container housing rear
    Water container screw removal.JPG
  53. Replace pipe from water container housing
    Water container pipe 4.JPG
  54. Replace water container inlet and twist into place
    Water container pipe 3.JPG
  55. Re clip pipe into water container housing.
    Water container pipe 2.JPG
  56. Replace pipe onto water container inlet
    Water container pipe 1.JPG
  57. Replace water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  58. Connect the belt to the tensioner
    Belt tension removal 3
  59. Connect the tensioner to the motor
    Belt tension removal 2
  60. Replace the bolt & tighten both bolts to the tensioner with the 8mm spanner
    Belt tension removal
  61. Relocate the side panels at the bottom and slide forward
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  62. Replace top retaining screw to side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  63. Replace the 4 rear retaining screws to side panels
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  64. Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  65. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  66. 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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