How to change the motor carbon brushes on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the motor carbon brushes on a washing machine Ariston AIB16
  2. We will remove the motor for this job although it may not be necessary
  3. Safety first Remove the plug from the mains supply
    Safety First
  4. Tools required are a Phillips screwdriver and a 10mm spanner
    Door glass tools
  5. Using a phillips headed screwdriver remove screws holding the back panel.
    AIB 16 Back cover removal
  6. Protect the machine with a dust-sheet and lay it on its face 
    AIB 16 Face down
  7. Using the 10mm spanner loosen the nut on 1 motor retaining bolt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 1
  8. Using the 10mm spanner remove the nut on the other motor retaining bolt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 2
  9. Remove the motor retaining bolt to release the tension of the belt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 3
  10. Remove the belt from the drum pully
    AIB 16 Belt removal 4
  11. Remove the belt from the drive pulley
    AIB 16 Belt removal 6
  12. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB16 Motor removal 1
  13. Wires removed
    AIB16 Motor removal 2
  14. Using the 10mm spanner remove the nut and remove the other motor retaining bolt
    AIB16 Motor removal 3
  15. Remove the motor
    AIB16 Motor removal 4
  16. Motor removed
    AIB16 Motor removal 5
  17. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the 2 screws retaining the carbon brushes
    AIB16 Carbon brush removal 1
  18. Remove the wire attached to the brush
    AIB16 Carbon brush removal 2
  19. Brush removed, repeat for the other brush
    AIB16 Carbon brush removal 3
  20. Take the new brushes from their package ensuring their correct for the appliance
    AIB16 Carbon Brush image
  21. Fit the wires to the new brushes
    AIB16 Carbon brush removal 2
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 2 screws retaining the carbon brushes
    AIB16 Carbon brush removal 1
  23. Locate the motor into its housing
    AIB16 Motor removal 4
  24. Locate 1 motor retaining bolt push down and replace the nut hand tight only
    AIB16 Motor removal 3
  25. Replace the wires
    AIB16 Motor removal 2
  26. Wires replaced
    AIB16 Motor removal 1 
  27. Place the belt onto the drive pully
    AIB 16 Belt removal 6
  28. Now place the belt onto the drum pulley
    AIB 16 Belt removal 4
  29. Replace the motor retaining bolt to tension the belt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 3
  30. Using the 10mm spanner replace the nut on the  motor retaining bolt & tighten
    AIB 16 Belt removal 2
  31. Tighten the other motor retaining bolt and stand the machine up
    AIB 16 Belt removal 1
  32. 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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