Introduction

The mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments, while also delivering a deep, rich bass. If it seizes to function the audio out put of the device will be greatly inhibited. This guide gives a step by step procedure on how to dismantle and replace the mid-woofer speaker.

Remove the rubber footing from the bottom of the device. Pry it up from one end using one of the plastic opening tools. Once you pry open one end, use  precision tweezers to remove rubber footing.
  • Remove the rubber footing from the bottom of the device. Pry it up from one end using one of the plastic opening tools.

  • Once you pry open one end, use precision tweezers to remove rubber footing.

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Using a metal spudger, pry open a corner of the adhesive tape. Use precision tweezers to remove the adhesive tape.
  • Using a metal spudger, pry open a corner of the adhesive tape.

  • Use precision tweezers to remove the adhesive tape.

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Remove the four 10 mm Torx security #10 screws that hold the base together. Remove the base by lifting it vertically away from the bulk of the device.
  • Remove the four 10 mm Torx security #10 screws that hold the base together.

  • Remove the base by lifting it vertically away from the bulk of the device.

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Remove the 10 mm Torx security #10  screw that holds down the exterior screen. Using precision tweezers, remove the metal bracket.
  • Remove the 10 mm Torx security #10 screw that holds down the exterior screen.

  • Using precision tweezers, remove the metal bracket.

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Remove the exterior screen by lifting it away from the bulk of the device.
  • Remove the exterior screen by lifting it away from the bulk of the device.

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Remove the four 9 mm Torx Security #9 head screws. There are two on each side.
  • Remove the four 9 mm Torx Security #9 head screws. There are two on each side.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the top cap containing the power and volume button. Vertically remove the top cap. Be sure to not jerk the top cap when removing , as to not damage the cable linking the switchboard to the motherboard.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the top cap containing the power and volume button.

  • Vertically remove the top cap.

  • Be sure to not jerk the top cap when removing , as to not damage the cable linking the switchboard to the motherboard.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the circuit flap. Once flap is loosened, use your hand to remove the circuit wire.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the circuit flap.

  • Once flap is loosened, use your hand to remove the circuit wire.

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Using a plastic opening tool, remove the grey tape from both sides of the device. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the grey tape from both sides of the device.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the grey tape from both sides of the device.

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Remove the six 9 mm Torx #9 screws. Using a plastic opening tool, detach the rear housing cover from the housing.
  • Remove the six 9 mm Torx #9 screws.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, detach the rear housing cover from the housing.

  • Try not to jerk the rear housing cover, as its wires are still connected to delicate electronics.

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Using tweezers, grip the connector fixed to the motherboard's audio cable. While pulling on the connector, detach the cable by pressing the connectors release.
  • Using tweezers, grip the connector fixed to the motherboard's audio cable.

  • While pulling on the connector, detach the cable by pressing the connectors release.

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Using your fingers, grip the connector fixed to the motherboards power cable and detach it.
  • Using your fingers, grip the connector fixed to the motherboards power cable and detach it.

  • You will now be able to remove the rear housing cover.

you forgot about the WiFi antennas

Madison Mehlhose - Reply

Remove the two 9mm Torx #9 screws fastening the power cable to the housing.
  • Remove the two 9mm Torx #9 screws fastening the power cable to the housing.

  • Remove the power cable.

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Using a metal spudger, press the release located in the center of the connector .
  • Using a metal spudger, press the release located in the center of the connector .

  • While pressing the release pull on the connector detaching it from the speaker.

  • Do this for both connections.

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Using the Torx T20 bit remove the four 13 mm screws fastening the speaker to the housing. Remove the speaker by lifting it up towards the top of the housing and out at an angle.
  • Using the Torx T20 bit remove the four 13 mm screws fastening the speaker to the housing.

  • Remove the speaker by lifting it up towards the top of the housing and out at an angle.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Step 12 omits the connection to the Wi-Fi board. It's attached behind the hand in the picture and removing two T7 screws lets it slide out.

Maurice Leacock - Reply

Where can i buy a new mid-woofer speaker?

Krister Skaathun - Reply

Hi you have notice for midWoofer? asmaccocell@gmail.com

asmacco -

Nice guide. But without a matching replacement speaker, or at least specifications, it is useless. Even worse: without opening my Play:1 would be accepted at Sonos support :(

Bebblebrox99 - Reply

Where can I purchase the mid/sub speaker

Ron Warren - Reply

Same i need one where can i get one

Mark Morris -

Where can I buy the replacement for the speaker ????

Alvaro Rivas Rodriguez - Reply

Where can i get mid speaker from mine has blown thanks

Mark Morris - Reply

same here, my went bad and Sonos want 119 to send a replacement. Bose a year ago send me a replacement unit of wave system that went back a month after warranty expired

i'm thinking to convert this to a Sonos ConnectAmp due to mid subwoofer failure.

Lester mn - Reply

At least the exact mesurements of the Speaker would be interesting. Since Sonos doesn't repair there are no original spare parts. So it would be necessary to get a mid-woofer or a broadband Speaker from another Company. I find the mesurement Information to buy a Speaker very incomprehensible, so it would be interesting to know about how to get the correct size. I think that if you would buy a good one with relatively high specifications in that category it should be ok. If i find one wich will work, i will let you all know here in the comments.

Marc - Reply

I just repaired one that had a 1"-2" tear in the foam surround.

I just brushed some speaker repair stuff (in the link below) and let it dry over night and it is fixed.

I have another Play1 with another bad woofer and the failure is different. On that one, when i push the cone down i can hear what sounds like metal on metal. It also has a tear in the foam surround but when it was glued back the metal sound is still there. Pretty sure that woofer must be replaced or re-coned? Anyone had one of these successfully re-coned?

https://www.amazon.com/MG-Chemicals-Spea...

Stephen Bacica - Reply

hi where can i buy the replacement speaker :)

Nicola Calisse - Reply

The metal basket on some of these units which have been dropped deforms, distorts the voice coil alignment and, as far as I can tell, can’t be repaired. I am still looking for a good replacement fit.

Jim Warren - Reply

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