How to change the start switch on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to change the start switch 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 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. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    Start switch wires.jpg
  14. Using a small screwdriver push the button away from the switch
    Start switch removal 1.jpg
  15. Using a small screwdriver gently prise the switch away from the console.
    Start switch removal.jpg
  16. Take the new switch from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Start switch image.jpg
  17. Push the new switch into the console
    Start switch replacement.jpg
  18. Replace the button into the console
    Start switch button replacement 1.jpg
  19. Push the button onto the new switch
    Start switch button replacement 2.jpg
  20.  Replace the wires
    Start switch wires.jpg
  21. Refit the console to main carcase
    Console removal 4
  22. Refit screws to top of console
    Console removal 3
  23. Refit further screws to top of console
    Console removal 2
  24. Refit screws to water container housing
    Console removal 1
  25. Refit water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  26. Refit timer knob
    Timer knob removal
  27.  Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  28. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  29. 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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