How to change the motor on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change the motor on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove the plug from the mains socket.
    Safety First
  3. Tools: Phillips & flat screwdriver an 8mm socket & spanner and a pair of pliers
    Tools for tumble dryer motor
  4. Hotpoint CTD00
    Hotpoint CTD00
  5. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the 2 retaining screws to the top lid.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 1
  6. From the front give the top lid a good push.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 2
  7. Now remove the lid.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the retaining screws to the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  9. Remove the top screw to the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  10. Now remove the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  11. Make a note of the wires (A photograph is useful)
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires attached
  12. Remove or cut the cable tie holding the wires
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie
  13. Now remove the wires
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie removed
  14. Wires removed
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires detached
  15. Using the pliers release the cable clip attached to the heater casing
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires clip release
  16. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws and  the small bearing casing
    Hotpoint CTD00 Bearing cover
  17. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the screws and remove the heater casing.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater cover
  18. Remove the heater casing with heater attached and pull wires through machine.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater Removal 1
  19. Using a flat headed screwdriver remove the jubilee clamp retaining the recirculation fan
    Recirculating fan Clamp removal
  20. Remove the recirculation fan
    Recirculating fan removal.jpg
  21. Remove the wires from the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing wire removal
  22.  Wires removed
    Cooling fan housing 1
  23. Un clip and remove the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing 2
  24. Remove inlet ring
    Inlet ring removal.jpg
  25. Using a pair of pliers remove the corbin clip retaining the cooling fan
    Cooling fan clamp removal
  26. Remove the cooling fan
    Cooling fan removal
  27. Using an 8mm spanner remove 1 bolt and release the other to the belt tensioner
    Belt tension removal
  28. Un clip the belt tensioner from the motor
    Belt tension removal 2
  29. Remove the belt from the belt tensioner
    Belt tension removal 3
  30. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    Motor wire removal 1.jpg
  31. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    Motor wire removal 2.jpg
  32. Wires Removed 
    Motor wires removed.jpg
  33. Using an 8mm socket remove 4 bolts retaining the motor
    Motor removal 1.jpg
  34. Remove the motor
    Motor removal 2.jpg
  35. Motor removed
    Motor removed.jpg
  36. Take the new motor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance 
    Hotpoint CTD00 Motor image.jpg
  37. Replace the motor
    Motor removal 2.jpg
  38. Using an 8mm socket replace 4 bolts retaining the motor and tighten them
    Motor removal 1.jpg
  39. Now you can replace the wires
    Motor wires removed.jpg
  40. Replace the wires to the capacitor
    Motor wire removal 2.jpg
  41. Reconnect the wires
    Motor wire removal 1.jpg
  42. Replace the belt to the belt tensioner
    Belt tension removal 3
  43. Relocate the belt tensioner to the motor
    Belt tension removal 2
  44. Using an 8mm spanner replace 1 bolt and tighten both bolts to the belt tensioner
    Belt tension removal
  45. Replace the cooling fan
    Cooling fan removal
  46. Using a pair of pliers replace the corbin clip retaining the cooling fan
    Cooling fan clamp removal
  47. Replace inlet ring
    Inlet ring removal.jpg
  48.  Replace the cooling fan housing
    Cooling fan housing 2
  49. Cooling fan housing replaced
    Cooling fan housing 1
  50. Relocate the wires into the recess on the cooling fan housing 
    Cooling fan housing wire removal
  51. Replace the recirculation fan
    Recirculating fan removal.jpg
  52. Using a flat headed screwdriver replace the jubilee clamp retaining the fan
    Recirculating fan Clamp removal
  53. Push the wires through the hole and refit the heater casing to the appliance.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater Removal 1
  54. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the retaining screws to the heater casing
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater cover
  55. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the small casing securing with 2 screws.
    Hotpoint CTD00 Bearing cover
  56. Now replace the heater wires
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires detached
  57. Wires replaced
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie removed
  58. Now refit or renew the cable tie.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie
  59. Cable tie in place
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires attached
  60. Locate the side panel into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  61. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the top screw to the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  62. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the rear screws to the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  63. Replace the lid.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  64. From the rear push the lid forward into place and secure with 2 retaining screws
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 1
  65. The appliance is now ready for use.
    Hotpoint CTD00

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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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