How to change the wash timer knob on a washing machine

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the wash timer knob on a washing machine
  2. Safety first remove plug from the mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a phillips screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver
    Phillips & small flat screwdriver
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the 2 retaining screws securing the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 1
  5. Give the lid a firm push backwards to disengage it
    AIB16 Lid removal 2
  6. Remove the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  7. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws attaching console to dispenser
    AIB 16 Console removal 1
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 2
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3
  10. From inside release 2 clips attaching console to front casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3a
  11. Remove the console from the front casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 4
  12. Locate the programme selector potentiometer on the console
    AIB 16 Programme selector In position
  13.  Using a phillips screwdriver remove 3 screws and remove the programme selector
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 1
  14. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 2
  15. Using a flat screwdriver gently prise potentiometer from the knob and timer disc
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 3
  16. Potentiometer separated from knob and timer disc
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 4
  17. Remove the timer knob from the timer disc(part number C00087088)
    AIB 16 knob timer disc removal 1
  18. Take the new timer knob from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    AIB 16 wash timer knob image
  19. Fit the new timer knob into the timer disc
    AIB 16 knob timer disc removal 1
  20. locate the knob and timer disc onto the  potentiometer
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 4
  21. Give the knob a firm push onto the potentiometer
    AIB 16 programme selector removal 3b
  22. Programme selector together as a unit
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 3a
  23. Fit the wires to the potentiometer
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 2
  24. Replace the programme selector and secure with 3 screws
    AIB 16 Programme selector removal 1
  25. Refit the console to the front casing push down so it clicks into place
    AIB 16 Console removal 4
  26.  Using the phillips screwdriver replace a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 3
  27. Using the phillips screwdriver replace a screw attaching console to side casing
    AIB 16 Console removal 2
  28. Using the phillips screwdriver replace 2 screws attaching console to dispenser
    AIB 16 Console removal 1
  29. Replace the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 3
  30. Give the lid a firm push forwards to engage it
    AIB16 Lid replacement
  31. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 2 retaining screws securing the lid
    AIB16 Lid removal 1

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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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