How to change a solenoid inlet valve on a Washing Machine

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    How to change a solenoid inlet valve on a Washing Machine
  2. Safety first remove plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver
    Phillips 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. Make a note of the wires (A photograph is useful)and remove them
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 1
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws retaining the inlet valves
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 3
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 4 screws retaining the inlet valves
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 4
  10. Remove the hot inlet valve
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 6
  11. Remove the dual cold inlet valve
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 5
  12. Take the new solenoid valves from the package 
    Ariston AIB16UK Hot Water Solenoid Valve
  13. Ensuring there correct for the appliance
    Ariston AIB16UK cold Water  Solenoid Dual  Valve
  14. Replace the dual cold inlet valve
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 5
  15. Replace the hot inlet valve
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 6
  16. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 4 screws retaining the new inlet valves
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 4
  17. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 2 screws retaining the new inlet valves
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 3
  18. Fit the wires to the new solenoid valves
    AIB16 Inlet valve removal 1
  19.  Replace the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  20. Give the lid a firm push forwards to engage it
    AIB16 Lid replacement
  21. 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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