How to Re-hand the door on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to Re-hand the door on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the catch retaining screw
    Door latch removal 1
  5. Slide the catch down & pull forward
    Door latch removal 2
  6. Remove the catch from the door and put aside for rehanding
    Door latch removal 3
  7. Push the release tab to allow the catch blanking plate removal
    Door latch cover plate removal 1
  8. Remove the catch blanking plate from the door and put aside for rehanding
    Door latch cover plate removal 2
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 retaining screws securing the top hinge
    Door removal 1
  10. Pull the door  away from the casing & remove the top hinge ready for rehanding
    Door removal 2
  11. Lift the door away from the bottom hinge
    Door removal 3
  12. Remove the hinge, this will now be used on the top of the door opposite side 
    Door removal 6
  13. Remove the blanking screws to enable bottom hinge to be fitted
    Door removal 4
  14. Using the top hinge re hand it to the bottom on the opposite side 
    Door removal 7
  15. Remove the blanking screws to enable top hinge to be fitted
    Door removal 5
  16. Locate the door onto the bottom hinge
    Door removal 8
  17. Locate the top hinge into the door and possition against the casing
    Door removal 9
  18. Using the phillips screwdriver secure the hinge with 2 screws
    Door removal 12
  19. Fit the blanking screws where hinges were removed
    Door removal 10
  20. Fit the blanking screws where hinges were removed
    Door removal 11
  21. Locate the catch into the opposite side of the door
    Door latch replacement 1
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver secure the catch 
    Door latch replacement 2
  23. Locate the catch cover plate into the opposite side of the door
    Door latch cover plate removal 2
  24. Release the tab and release the door latch cover plate on the casing
    Door lock cover plate removal 1
  25. Remove the door latch cover plate from the casing
    Door lock cover plate removal 2
  26. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the door latch retaining screw
    Door lock removal 1a
  27. Slide the latch down and pull it towards you
    Door lock removal 2 a
  28. Remove the latch from the casing
    Door lock removal 3 a
  29. Locate the latch into the casing on the opposite side
    Door lock replacement 1
  30. Using the phillips screwdriver secure the latch with the retaining screw
    Door lock replacement 2
  31. Fit the door latch cover plate into the casing on the opposite side
    Door lock cover plate removal 4

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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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