How to change the door seal on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

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    How to change the door seal on a washing machine Ariston AIB16
  2. Safety first remove plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver and a flat headed 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 a flat headed screwdriver prise away the retaining wire from the shell lip
    AIB16 Door seal 1
  8. Remove the retaining wire from the shell lip
    AIB16 Door seal 2
  9. Grip the door seal and prise away from the outer shell lip
    AIB16 Door seal 3
  10. Remove the door seal from the outer shell lip
    AIB16 Door seal 4
  11. Make a note of the drainage holes on the bottom of the door seal
    AIB16 Door seal 5
  12. From the top locate the retaining spring on the outer  tub and prise it away
    AIB16 Door seal 6
  13. Remove the outer tub retaining spring
    AIB16 Door seal 7
  14.  From the top grip the door seal and pull it away from the outer tub
    AIB16 Door seal 8
  15. Take the new seal from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    AIB16  Door Seal image
  16.  A tip here is to lay the machine on its back so the drum settles on its springs
    AIB16 Door seal 12
  17. Apply a little liquid soap to the tub lip to assist the rubber seal onto the lip
    AIB16 Door seal 9
  18. Making sure the drainage holes are in the correct position at the bottom 
    AIB16 Door seal 5
  19. Continue to fit the seal to the outer tub lip
    AIB16 Door seal 10
  20. With the door seal in place on the outer tub lip refit the retaining spring
    AIB16 Door seal 11
  21.  Making sure the retaining spring is in the correct position stand the machine up
    AIB16 Door seal 13
  22. Pull the door seal through outer shell
    AIB16 Door seal 14
  23. locate the door seal onto the shell lip and fit it all the way round
    AIB16 Door seal 15
  24. Door seal in place
    AIB16 Door seal 18
  25. Locate the wire retaining band onto the door seal
    AIB16 Door seal 16
  26. Make sure the wire retaining band it located all the way round the door seal
    AIB16 Door seal 17
  27. Replace the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  28. Give the lid a firm push forwards to engage it
    AIB16 Lid replacement
  29. 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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