Hoover & Candy Dismantling Tumble Dryer | Solid Guide for Disassembling Tumble Dryer

Hoover and Candy Tumble Dryer Dismantling Guide

In this comprehensive guide, we will teach you how to dismantle Hoover and Candy tumble dryers—both vented and condenser types. This guide will facilitate access to all components of these machines (as demonstrated in the accompanying exploded diagram in the video). To purchase components for your tumble dryer, you will need the full model number from the identification plate, which is usually located either inside the door or on the back of the machine. Please note that this guide is applicable to all the model numbers listed:

Candy Models:

  • CRE H10
  • CRE H9
  • CSE H7
  • CSE H8
  • CSE H9
  • CSE C10
  • CSOE C8
  • CSOE C9
  • CSOE C10

Hoover Models:

  • HLE C8
  • HLE C9
  • HLE C10
  • HLE H8
  • HLE H9
  • HLE V8
  • HLE V9
  • HLE V10


Additionally, you can visit our web store to buy genuine spare parts:


Safety First!

  • Unplug your tumble dryer before starting work.
  • Organize screws and parts meticulously to avoid confusion during reassembly.


Tools You'll Need:

  • Screwdrivers (various sizes) or chargeable drill with correct extensions (if you have one).



Dismantling the Machine

Removing the Lid, Control Panel and PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

The lid is secured by two torque screws on either side. These can be tricky to remove due to swelling of the wood.

Start by removing the facial panel. There are two torque screws at the top and several plastic locking clips at the front. Press these down to release the panel. There's also one clip on the far side. Once the panel is removed, take a photo of the wiring connections for reference and disconnect the wiring harness.

The electrical filter, where the mains power comes in, can be removed by unscrewing it. There are three wires (live, neutral, and earth) that run to the printed circuit board (PCB). The PCB controls the entire machine, including the motor action in both directions, the heating unit, and the NTC sensor temperature regulation, via relays. If you find that the heating system is working perfectly (all thermostats and NTC sensors are functional), but you're still encountering issues, the problem may lie with a relay on the PCB.

Please remember that the whole video includes step-by-step and detailed explanations, which may help you reduce your repair time.



Removing the Front Panel & Door Lock & NTC Sensor

Next, remove the front panel to access the machine's major components, including the motor, belt, and capacitor. On condenser dryers, there's an inspection hatch here for removing the condenser unit, but on vented models, you'll need to tilt the machine back. Note that the screw configuration may vary slightly between vented and condenser dryers.

To remove the front panel, take out a selection of screws from the side and top, including four around the door and two on the door hinge. These screws are slightly longer so keep them separate. Remove the two screws for the door interlock and another screw attached at the bottom. Once the screws are out, lift it up, and it will come away.

Once all the screws are out, remove the door lock pin, and disconnect the wiring as you take the panel off.

Upon removing the panel, you'll notice the forward NTC sensor and a thermostat. Disconnect the NTC sensor by unclipping it. You'll also need to remove the wiring from the plastic to remove the forward panel.



Removing the Side Panels, Motor Capacitor & Belt

At this point, the side panel can be removed if you're trying to access the motor or the belt area. To do this, remove the forward screws, one screw at the top, and some at the back. The screws will vary since they go into plastic. The panel will then lift slightly and come away.

The belt on the video is a 1985, meaning it's 1 meter and 985 mm long. You need to check the jockey wheels for any movement as they can wear, causing the belt to either snap or come off the machine. If the tumble dryer is humming and the drum's not turning, that's usually either a motor fault or capacitor fault.

To access the capacitor, especially with these new designs, a lot of work is required compared to other manufacturers. Now, let's take a look at the heating system by removing the heating cover and loosening the back panel.



Replacing the Belt & Removing the Drum

To replace the belt, remove one of the bars on each side. This will allow you to put the belt over the drum, ease out the front panel and slide the belt over, making sure not to catch the pulley at the bottom. Do the same on the other side to get the belt onto the machine. Then, put back the front, making sure it's sitting on the pads correctly, and then clip it into place.

To remove the drum, first, remove the two screws at the bottom and remove the wiring. Then, remove the side brackets as shown earlier. Tilt the machine forward and then you will have to prize up the two plastic covers either side using a 17mm spanner.

If you don't want to make mistakes during the dismantling process, you can watch our helpful video guide to ease your mind.



Remember to use your full model number from the identification plate when obtaining parts for your tumble dryer from our website.



In addition, our YouTube channel contains hundreds of videos that provide assistance on a wide range of domestic appliance repairs.



If you need any parts for your Candy tumble dryer, you can find them on our site.

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Related Video:

Complete Playlist on All Hoover & Candy Tumble Dryer Repairs:

1. Hoover & Candy Dismantling Tumble Dryer

5. Replacing the Belt of Tumble Dryer

2. Removing the Lid, Control Panel and PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

6. Removing the Hoover & Candy Tumble Dryer Drum

3. Removing the Front Panel & Door Lock & NTC Sensor

4. Removing the Side Panels, Motor Capacitor & Belt

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