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  1. Washing Machine, Disassembling Washing Machines: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Start with the washing machine in an upright position.

  2. Washing Machine: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Cut off the power supply cable. Dispose of the plug separately (mixed waste).

  3. Washing Machine: step 3, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Cut off and remove the water hoses (careful – they might still contain water!).

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    • Turn the machine upside down and open the bottom panel (if there is one).

  5. Washing Machine: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the rear cover by unscrewing it.

  6. Washing Machine: step 6, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the V-belt.

  7. Washing Machine: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug all wires.

  8. Washing Machine: step 8, image 1 of 3 Washing Machine: step 8, image 2 of 3 Washing Machine: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the motor from the outside and the inside; then, remove it.

  9. Washing Machine: step 9, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the water pump.

  10. Washing Machine: step 10, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the copper coils from the inside of the water pump.

  11. Washing Machine: step 11, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the aluminium drive wheel.

  12. Washing Machine: step 12, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Cut and remove the springs holding the drum.

  13. Washing Machine: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug and remove the water pipe.

  14. Washing Machine: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the buffer.

  15. Washing Machine: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the bottom front cover.

  16. Washing Machine: step 16, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the lint collector and unscrew its fixture.

  17. Washing Machine: step 17, image 1 of 3 Washing Machine: step 17, image 2 of 3 Washing Machine: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Remove all internal water hoses.

  18. Washing Machine: step 18, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the back cover.

  19. Washing Machine: step 19, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Unclip all wires.

  20. Washing Machine: step 20, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the switch panel.

  21. Washing Machine: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the grounding wire.

  22. Washing Machine: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the machine bottom down again.

  23. Washing Machine: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the washing agent drawer.

  24. Washing Machine: step 24, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the door.

  25. Washing Machine: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the washing agent drawer chest.

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    • Unscrew the plastic part from the inside and outside.

  27. Washing Machine: step 27, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the remaining springs that hold the drum.

  28. Washing Machine: step 28, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the metal bar.

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    • Unscrew and remove the switchboard.

  30. Washing Machine: step 30, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Unclip and cut all wires.

  31. Washing Machine: step 31, image 1 of 1
    • Remove plastic parts.

  32. Washing Machine: step 32, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the magnet valves.

  33. Washing Machine: step 33, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 33, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the pressure switch.

  34. Washing Machine: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the door fixture.

  35. Washing Machine: step 35, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the slim spring around the door opening. (It holds the rubber sealing in place).

  36. Washing Machine: step 36, image 1 of 1
    • Now, remove the rubber sealing.

  37. Washing Machine: step 37, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 37, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the capacitor and unclip all wires, being careful not to touch the terminals as this could lead to a potentially dangerous electrical discharge.

  38. Washing Machine: step 38, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 38, image 2 of 2
    • Tilt the machine and remove the drum.

    • Now, the metal case should be empty.

  39. Washing Machine: step 39, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 39, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the concrete weight.

  40. Washing Machine: step 40, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 40, image 2 of 2
    • Again, remove the spring around the drum, and the rubber sealing.

  41. Washing Machine: step 41, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 41, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the water hose.

  42. Washing Machine: step 42, image 1 of 1
    • Remove metal fixtures.

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    • Continue dismantling the fixture around the drum.

  44. Washing Machine: step 44, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 44, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the metal belt around the plastic fixture around the drum.

  45. Washing Machine: step 45, image 1 of 3 Washing Machine: step 45, image 2 of 3 Washing Machine: step 45, image 3 of 3
    • Open and remove the case around the drum.

  46. Washing Machine: step 46, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 46, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the heating element.

  47. Washing Machine: step 47, image 1 of 2 Washing Machine: step 47, image 2 of 2
    • Remove all metal parts from the plastic case.

  48. Washing Machine: step 48, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).

    • Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.

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Elisabeth Herbeck

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Remove the capacitor and unclip all wires. ;being careful not to hold/touch the terminals as this could lead to an electrical discharge and a sharp shock.

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