How to replace the heating element on a tumble dryer

  1. Tumble Dryer
    How to replace the heating element on a tumble dryer
  2. Safety first remove the plug from the mains socket.
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a Phillips screwdriver and a pair of pliers.
    pressure switch tools
  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 remove the small 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. Lay the casing down and remove the 2 heater retaining screws.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater removal 2
  20. Turn the casing over and remove the heater
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater removal 3
  21. Heater removed.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater removed
  22. Take the new heater from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance. 
    Heater image
  23. Clean the casing ready to fit the new heater
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater removed
  24. Fit the new heater to the casing.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater removal 3
  25. Turn the casing over and replace the 2 heater retaining screws.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater removal 2
  26. Push the wires through the hole and refit the heater casing to the appliance.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater Removal 1
  27. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the retaining screws to the heater casing
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater cover
  28. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the small casing securing with 2 screws.
    Hotpoint CTD00 Bearing cover
  29. Now replace the wires
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires detached
  30. Wires replaced
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie removed
  31. Now refit or renew the cable tie.
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires cable tie
  32. Cable tie in place
    Hotpoint CTD00 heater wires attached
  33.  Locate the side panel into place.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 3
  34. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the top screw to the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 2
  35. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the rear screws to the side panel.
    Hotpoint CTD00 side panel removal 1
  36. Replace the lid.
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 3
  37. From the rear push the lid forward into place and secure with 2 retaining screws
    Hotpoint CTD00 lid removal 1
  38. 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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