How to change On Off switch on a washing machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change On Off switch 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.  Using the flat head screwdriver gently prise the switch away from the console
    AIB 16 On off switch removal 1
  13. Pull the switch until it releases from the push-button
    AIB 16 On off switch removal 2
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB 16 On off switch removal 3
  15. Wires removed
    AIB 16 On off switch removal 4 
  16. Take the new switch from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    AIB 16 On off switch image
  17. Fit the wires to the new switch
    AIB 16 On off switch removal 3
  18. Place the new switch through the console and locate it into the push-button 
    AIB 16 On off switch removal 2
  19. Push the switch down into the console
    AIB 16 On off switch replacement 1
  20. Push the push-button until it clicks into the switch
    AIB 16 On off switch replacement 2
  21. Refit the console to the front casing push down so it clicks into place
    AIB 16 Console removal 4
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver replace a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3
  23. Using the phillips screwdriver replace a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 2
  24. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 2 screws attaching console to dispenser
    AIB 16 Console removal 1
  25. Replace the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  26. Give the lid a firm push forwards to engage it
    AIB16 Lid replacement
  27. 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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