How to replace a timer on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to replace a timer on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver & a pair of pliers.
    Phillips screwdriver & long nose pliers
  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. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 retaining screws securing the Timer
    Timer removal 1.jpg
  14. Using a pair of pliers release the cable clip from main casing 
    Timer removal 2.jpg
  15. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    Timer wires.jpg
  16. Remove the Timer from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Timer image.jpg
  17. Fit the wires to the new Timer
    Timer wires.jpg
  18. Fit the new Timer to the main casing securing with 2 screws & re-clip the cables
    Timer removal 1.jpg
  19. Refit the console to main carcase
    Console removal 4
  20. Refit screws to top of console
    Console removal 3
  21.  Refit further screws to top of console
    Console removal 2
  22. Refit screws to water container housing
    Console removal 1
  23. Refit water container
    Water container removal.jpg
  24. Refit timer knob
    Timer knob removal
  25.  Refit the lid
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  26. Give the lid a firm push forwards until it clicks into place
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid replacement
  27. 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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