The start switch on these tumble dryers does not latch so if the machine only runs when pressing the button the fault is with the relay board or door switch depending on the model. If the switch is faulty this video shows how to replace it.
Tumble Dryer Advice
If you’ve got a big household, your tumble dryer is likely a favourite timesaver. Fixing your dryer yourself can save you money and keep your machine working for longer. Our help articles will guide you through the most common faults and how to identify the spares you need to maintain your appliance. All dryer spares featured in our articles are available on our website.
If your dryer will only run when you hold the start switch in, the fault is not likely to be the start switch. The likely cause will be that the door switch has failed. This is how to replace it.
If your have a Zanussi, AEG, Electrolux or John Lewis dryer that turns the drum, but does not heat and you have confirmed a faulty heater element, Mat will show how to replace it.
When your washer dryer stops working it may display a fault code to give some indication of the problem. For Hotpoint CTD models of tumble dryer or washer dryer these are the codes you should encounter and how to interpret them.
If the belt on your dryer is worn or broken you need to replace it. Here Mat shows how on a Zanussi tumble dryer.
If you have a Hotpoint TCL tumble dryer that malfunctions you may be left scratching your head as to the problem. But don’t despair, there’s a good chance your machine will let you know the cause of the issue by displaying an error, either by showing a letter and number on the electronic display or by illuminating or flashing various lights on the control board of your machine.
A worn pulley can cause noise or even the drive belt to come off. Here Mat shows how to change this on a Zanussi tumble dryer.
If the wheels on your machine are worn they can increase the noise of the machine and eventually cause damage and lint build up inside the machine. In this video Mat shows how to replace them.
Hotpoint and Indesit condenser tumble dryers have a water container at the top. If the front of the container breaks it can be difficult to remove, this video shows how to replace it.
It is essential to ensure your tumble dryer is maintained correctly to reduce the risk of fire. This video helps explain the areas to check and clean to keep your dryer working safely and reliably.