How to change a programme selector potentiometer on a washing machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change a programme selector potentiometer on a washing machine
  2. Safety first remove plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver
    Phillips & small flat screwdriver
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the 2 retaining screws securing the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 1
  5. Give the lid a firm push backwards to disengage it
    AIB16 Lid removal 2
  6. Remove the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  7. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws attaching console to dispenser
    AIB 16 Console removal 1
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 2
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3
  10. From inside release 2 clips attaching console to front casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3a
  11. Remove the console from the front casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 4
  12. Locate the programme selector potentiometer on the console
    AIB 16 Programme selector In position
  13. Using a phillips screwdriver remove 3 screws and remove the programme selector
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 1
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 2
  15. Using a flat screwdriver gently prise potentiometer from the knob and timer disc
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 3
  16. Potentiometer separated from knob and timer disc
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 4
  17. Potentiometer attached to its support bracket
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 5
  18. Using a flat screwdriver release the potentiometer from its support bracket  
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 6
  19. Potentiometer separated from its support bracket
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 7
  20. Take the new potentiometer from its package ensuring its correct for appliance
    Programme selector potentiometer C00143095
  21. Fit the new potentiometer into its support bracket
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 5
  22. locate the knob and timer disc onto the new potentiometer
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 4
  23. Give the knob a firm push onto the potentiometer
    AIB 16 programme selector removal 3b
  24. Programme selector together as a unit
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 3a
  25. Fit the wires to the new potentiometer
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 2
  26. Replace the programme selector and secure with 3 screws
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 1
  27. Refit the console to the front casing push down so it clicks into place
    AIB 16 Console removal 4
  28. Using the phillips screwdriver replace a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3
  29. Using the phillips screwdriver replace a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 2
  30. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 2 screws attaching console to dispenser
    AIB 16 Console removal 1
  31. Replace the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  32. Give the lid a firm push forwards to engage it
    AIB16 Lid replacement
  33. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 2 retaining screws securing the lid
    AIB16 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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