How to change a washing machine motor

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change a washing machine motor
  2. Safety first remove plug from main socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required Phillips screwdriver, 13mm spanner and a 13mm socket.
    Tools for motor 1

  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the screws from the back panel
    Back panel removal 1
  5. Lift and remove the back panel
    Back panel removal 2
  6. Release 2 bolts and remove the belt see video for guidence.
  7. Lay the machine onto its face protecting with a soft cloth
    Image through bottom
  8. Make a note of the wires (A photograph is useful) and remove wires.
    Motor wires
  9. Through the back remove the terminal block and remove earth wires.
    Motor wires removed
  10. Wires removed
    Motor wires removed 2
  11. Through the bottom using the 13mm spanner remove the motor fixing nut.
    Motor bottom bolt
  12. Through the back using a 13mm socket remove 2 fixing bolts and remove motor.
    Motor top bolt
  13. Take the new motor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance.
    Motor image
  14. Place the new motor into the location hole shown here.
    Motor location hole
  15. Through the back fit the 2 retaining bolts do not tighten.
    Motor top bolt
  16. Through the bottom fit the nut fixing the motor
    Motor bottom bolt
  17. Through the back fit the terminal block and earth wires
    Motor wires removed
  18. Locate the belt onto the motor pulley and and refit belt.See video for guidence.
  19. With the weight of the motor on the belt tighten the 2 bolts.
    Belt replacement 2
  20. Lockate back panel into lugs.
    Back panel removal 2
  21. Using the phillips screwdriver reposition screws into back panel and tighten. 
    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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