How to change the drive belt on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

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    How to change the drive belt on a washing machine Ariston AIB16
  2. Safety first Remove the plug from the mains supply
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a Phillips screwdriver and a 10mm spanner
    Door glass tools
  4. Using a phillips headed screwdriver remove screws holding the back panel.
    AIB 16 Back cover removal
  5. Protect the machine with a dust-sheet and lay it on its face
    AIB 16 Face down
  6. Using the 10mm spanner loosen the nut on 1 motor retaining bolt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 1
  7. Using the 10mm spanner remove the nut on the other motor retaining bolt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 2
  8. Remove the motor retaining bolt to release the tension of the belt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 3
  9. Remove the belt from the drum pully
    AIB 16 Belt removal 4
  10. Remove the belt from the drive pulley
    AIB 16 Belt removal 6
  11. Belt removed
    AIB 16 Belt removal 5
  12. Take the new belt from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Ariston AIB16UK Drive Belt image
  13. Place the new belt onto the drive pully
    AIB 16 Belt removal 6
  14. Now place the belt onto the drum pulley
    AIB 16 Belt removal 4
  15. Replace the motor retaining bolt to tension the belt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 3
  16. Using the 10mm spanner replace the nut on the  motor retaining bolt & tighten
    AIB 16 Belt removal 2
  17. Tighten the other motor retaining bolt and stand the machine up
    AIB 16 Belt removal 1
  18. 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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