How to change the motor on a washing machine Ariston AIB16

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    How to change the motor 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. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB16 Motor removal 1
  12. Wires removed
    AIB16 Motor removal 2 
  13. Using the 10mm spanner remove the nut and remove the other motor retaining bolt
    AIB16 Motor removal 3
  14. Remove the motor
    AIB16 Motor removal 4
  15. Motor removed
    AIB16 Motor removal 5
  16. Take the new motor from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    AIB16 motor image
  17. Locate the new motor into its housing
    AIB16 Motor removal 4
  18. Locate 1 motor retaining bolt push down and replace the nut hand tight only
    AIB16 Motor removal 3
  19. Replace the wires
    AIB16 Motor removal 2
  20. Wires replaced
    AIB16 Motor removal 1
  21. Place the belt onto the drive pully
    AIB 16 Belt removal 6
  22. Now place the belt onto the drum pulley
    AIB 16 Belt removal 4
  23. Replace the motor retaining bolt to tension the belt
    AIB 16 Belt removal 3
  24. Using the 10mm spanner replace the nut on the  motor retaining bolt & tighten
    AIB 16 Belt removal 2
  25. Tighten the other motor retaining bolt and stand the machine up
    AIB 16 Belt removal 1
  26. 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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