Question about Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load Washer/Dryer
I cant find the 1100 make so went for one as close as possible, my problem is that the drum isnt turning, ive checked the belt and its ok, I think the motor is faulty and have been told it might be thr brushes, are they easy to change and how do u do it?
Yes easy to change there are 2 of them look for a single wire going to each side of your motor when u find each wire u have found were your carbon brushes are right you will need a pair of bent nose pliers place the ends either side of the plastic casing if the carbon brushes squeeze and pull the first brush should pull out take wire of now the 2 brush you wont be able to see but its directly across from the first 1 do exact same to take that 1 out now before replacing the new brushes there a small slot running down 1 side of the plastic at the end you will see a small metal bar push this up which will release the carbon now you can fit them
Posted on Aug 15, 2007
REF: HOTPOINT AQUARIUS WASHER/DRYER 1100 WD61 (and similar)
HAVE SAME PROBLEM DRUM NOT TURNING AT ALL. WAS JUST A BIT THEN STOPPED. BEFORE THAT DID NOT SPIN ..so GRADUAL SLOWDOWN TO STOP
SUSPECT MOTOR BRUSHES ...BUT BEFORE DOING THAT CHECK LOADING AS SOME MACHINES HAVE UNEQUAL LOAD CUT OUT.
TURN OFF AT MAINS !!!!!
IN THIS MODEL. YOU GET TO THE MOTOR FROM THE TOP. TOP SLIDES OUT AFTER TAKING 3 SCREWS FROM BACK TOP.
THE BRUSHES ARE HOUSED IN A CERAMIC WHITE PLASTIC LOOKING BLOCK THAT CLIPS IN TO THE SIDE OF THE MOTOR ONE EACH SIDE. A SINGLE WIRE GOES TO FRONT PART.
YOU NEED TO PUSH SOMETHING INTO REAR SLOT ALONGSIDE THE BLOCK TO RELEASE THE BLOCK CLIP-- I USED A GOLF TEE!!! (SHORT AND TAPERED, YOU CAN GET IT IN AND WHEN YOU PUSH IT, THE TAPER SQUEEZES THE CLIP. YOU NEED TO RELEASE CLIP AND PULL OUT AT SAME TIME. THE SINGLE WIRE ATTACHED TO FRONT ON EACH PULLS OFF.
GET TWO NEW BLOCKS COMPLETE WITH CARBON BRUSHES.. ATTACH WIRES AND PUSH HOME. THAT PART DONE!!
GOOD IDEA TO CLEAN HOSES AND PUMP AT BOTTOM REAR OF MACHINE WHILST AT IT.
ALSO CHECK BELT.
IF CHANGE OF BRUSHES DOES NOT FIX IT LIKELY TO BE CONTROL (NEXT CHAPTER)
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Thanks for your solution. I had the same problem (drum not turning), saw this post, ordered my brushes and just fitted them. Drum turning nicely now!! I did have to fit them twice though as I didn't release the carbon the first time! Wife thinks I'm a star now!! ;-)
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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