How to change the drum pulley on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the drum pulley on a washing machine Ariston AIB16
  2. Safety first Remove the plug from the mains supply
    Safety First
  3. Tools required: Phillips screwdriver a 10mm spanner  and a T40 torx spanner
    Tools Phillips, 10mm spanner, T40 torx
  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. Using the T40 torx spanner remove the drum pulley retaining bolt
    AIB16 Drum pulley 1
  13.  Bolt removed
    AIB16 Drum pulley 2
  14. Remove the drum pulley which may need a little rocking to dislodge
    AIB16 Drum pulley 3
  15. Drum pulley removed
    AIB16 Drum pulley 4
  16. Take the new drum pulley from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    AIB16 Drum Pulley image
  17. Place the new drum pulley onto the spindle and firmly push into place
    AIB16 Drum pulley 5
  18. Replace the drum pulley retaining bolt
    AIB16 Drum pulley 6
  19. Using the T40 torx spanner tighten the drum pulley retaining bolt
    AIB16 Drum pulley 1
  20. Place the belt onto the drive pully
    AIB 16 Belt removal 6
  21. Now place the belt onto the drum pulley
    AIB 16 Belt removal 4
  22. Replace the motor retaining bolt to tension the belt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 3
  23. Using the 10mm spanner replace the nut on the  motor retaining bolt & tighten
    AIB 16 Belt removal 2
  24. Tighten the other motor retaining bolt and stand the machine up
    AIB 16 Belt removal 1
  25. 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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