How to change heater element on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

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    How to change heater element on a washing machine Ariston AIB16
  2. Safety first Remove the plug from the mains supply
    Safety First
  3. Tools required: PH2 Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver,
    AIB 16 Heater removal tools
  4. 8mm spanner and a small plastic mallet
    AIB 16 Heater removal tools
  5. Using a phillips headed screwdriver remove screws holding the back panel.
    AIB 16 Back cover removal
  6. Make a note of the wires (A photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB 16 Heater removal 1
  7. Wires removed
    AIB 16 Heater removal 2
  8. Using an 8mm spanner loosen but do not remove the centre nut.
    AIB 16 Heater removal 3
  9. Using a plastic mallet tap the centre nut to release the tension
    AIB 16 Heater removal 4
  10. Using a flat headed screwdriver ease the rubber grommet away from the casing.
    AIB 16 Heater removal 6
  11. Remove heater element from appliance.
    AIB 16 Heater removal 7
  12. Remove sensor from heater element
    AIB 16 Heater removal 9
  13. Sensor removed
    AIB 16 Heater removal 10
  14. Take the new element from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Ariston AIB16UK 1700 Watt Washing Machine Heater Element
  15.  Fit the sensor into the new heater element
    AIB 16 Heater removal 9
  16. Fit your new element,A small amount of sealant should be applied
    AIB 16 Heater removal 7
  17. Using the 8mm spanner tighten the centre nut (Do not over-tighten)
    AIB 16 Heater removal 3
  18. Refit the wires
    AIB 16 Heater removal 1
  19. Replace the back panel and tighten the retaining screws
    AIB 16 Back cover removal

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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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