How to change a washing machine heating element

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change a washing machine heating element
  2. Remove the plug from the mains supply
    Safety First
  3. Tools required: PH2 Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, 
    Tools for heater element
  4. 10mm spanner and a small plastic mallet
    Tools for heater element
  5. Using a philips headed screwdriver remove screws holding the back panel.
    Back panel removal 1
  6. Lift the back panel away from the locating lugs and remove 
    Back panel removal 2
  7. Make a note of electrical connections ( A photograph is useful }
    Heater wires attached
  8. Remove electrical connections
    Heater wires removed
  9. Using a ring spanner loosen the centre nut.
    Heater removal 1
  10. Using a plastic mallet tap the centre nut to release the tension
    Heater removal 2
  11. Using a flat headed screwdriver ease the rubber grommet away from the casing.
    Heater removal 3
  12. Remove heater element from appliance.
    Heater removal 4
  13. Take your new element  ensuring its the correct  one for your appliance
    Heater element image
  14. Fit your new element,A small amount of sealant should be applied
    Heater wires removed
  15. Tighten centre nut (Do not overtighten)
    Heater removal 1
  16. Replace electrical wiring 
    Heater wires attached
  17. Relocate back panel into lugs
    Back panel removal 2
  18. Replace and tighten the retaining screws, your appliance is now ready for use.
    Back panel 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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