How to remove the lid of a Candy washing machine

How to remove the lid of a Candy washing machine

There are situations when you need to disassemble the Candy washing machine yourself. This happens due to unforeseen breakdowns that disrupt the progress of its work. You can fix the problems yourself; you only need to partially disassemble the body and remove the top cover of the washing machine. Many may think that this is a rather labor-intensive process, but in reality everything is extremely simple. The main thing is to follow the instructions below.

Separate the cover from the machine body

Before you begin to carry out all the necessary manipulations, the technician will need to be prepared for them. First, make sure to turn off the power to the machine and shut off the water supply to it. This must be done for your safety. Then you need to move the Candy washing machine away from the wall, giving yourself free access to it. When doing this, do not forget about the drain hose: it should be disconnected to avoid various damages to the structure.

Now you can begin to dismantle the top cover. Be patient and be careful. You need:

  • Bypass the washing machine,
  • Find the screws and unscrew them (you will find them under the protrusion, near the right and left corners of the machine body),
  • Firmly grasp the lid and pull it towards you a few centimetres,
  • Lift it up and remove it.

If the lid does not budge, it means it is jammed. It is prohibited to pry it with sharp objects. This can only damage the equipment, but will not achieve the desired result.

If you still cannot budge the part, try gently rocking it back and forth. You can also tap lightly with a mallet and try to pull the lid out. In this matter, you cannot resort to using brute force; it is better to be patient and act carefully. A similar method of removing the cover also works on other models of Candy brand machines.

Why do this?

So, we figured out how to remove the cover. But why is such a dismantling of the Candy washing machine necessary? In addition to the fact that removing the cover is useful for troubleshooting and prevention, it also provides access to parts such as:

  • Filling valve,
  • Powder receiver,
  • Pressure switch,
  • Top counterweight.

The fill valve is checked when problems arise with the flow of water (it becomes either too little or too much). The valve itself can be easily found in the upper left corner of the case near the back cover. Thus, you can diagnose the valve coil and other adjacent elements of the mechanism. This process will allow your “home assistant” to return to work and avoid unnecessary costs.

Often a problem arises when the powder is poorly removed after washing. If this happens, then it's time to pay attention to the powder receiver. It is necessary to lift the lid, then remove the pipe and clean it. If desired, you can completely replace the failed part.

At the top of the case there is another important element - a pressure switch. It plays a big role in the process of draining water. If you find that your Candy washing machine is no longer performing this function well and displays an error on the display, the problem lies in this part. To replace it, you need to understand the mount and disconnect the sensor that controls the water level from the wires, and then install a new one.

When you remove the cover of the washer, you also have access to the upper counterweight. It rarely breaks, but this does not mean that it will not cause problems in the operation of the machine.

It is worth noting that removing the top allows you to get to the electrical part, which includes: a panel and a control module and a surge protector. If desired, you can remove both the tank and the drum. Only you will have to remove not only the cover and the outer part, but also the technological hatch at the back. However, the dismantling process itself will invariably begin from the top.

As you can see, knowing how to handle the top of a Candy washing machine is a useful skill. It can be of great help in situations where repairs are required. The proposed instructions will be useful for all those who prefer to deal with problems on their own and save a lot of money.