How to change the heater element sensor on a washing machine

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    How to change the heater element sensor on a washing machine
  2. Safety first Remove the plug from the mains supply
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a Phillips screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver
  4. Using a phillips headed screwdriver remove screws holding the back panel.
    AIB 16 Back cover removal
  5. Sensor can be located on the heater element
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 1
  6.  Make a note of the wires (A photograph is useful)
    AIB 16 Heater removal 1
  7. Locate the wire attached to the sensor 
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 1
  8. Disconnect the wire attached to the sensor
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 2
  9. Grip the sensor and pull to remove it from the heater element
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 3
  10. Remove the sensor
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 4
  11.  Take the new sensor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    AIB 16 Sensor image
  12. Locate the new sensor into the heater element
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 4
  13. Push the new sensor into the heater element
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 3
  14. Fit the wire into the new sensor
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 2
  15. Wires refitted 
    AIB 16 Sensor removal 1
  16. 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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