How to change pressure switch on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

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    How to change pressure switch on a washing machine Ariston AIB16
  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. Locate the pressure switch on the side of the washing machine
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 1
  8. Un-clip from the casing the plastic bracket with the pressure switch attached
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 2
  9. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 3
  10. Remove the pressostat pipe from the pressure switch
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 4
  11. Pipe removed
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 5
  12. Remove the plastic bracket from the pressure switch
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 6
  13. Take the new pressure switch from its package ensuring its correct for appliance
    AIB16 Pressure switch Image
  14. Fit the plastic bracket to the new pressure switch
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 6
  15. Fit the pressostat pipe to the new pressure switch
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 4
  16. Replace the wires
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 3
  17. Clip the plastic bracket to the side casing
    AIB16 Pressure switch removal 2
  18. Pressure switch back in place
    AIB16 Pressure switch 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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