Hoover ac120 , the washer will not get up to full spin speed, have just changed the carbon brushes on the motor, it does spin but struggles is there any other problem that could cause this?
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Here is an extract from my guidance notes on no/poor spinning. The new brushes are probably not contacting the commutator properly, not without the commutator being skimmed ;-0(
It is not uncommon to find that the brushes are worn sufficiently for them to not make perfect contact with the commutator at the higher speeds- bouncing and sparking. Now, a word or two of advice from this retired Englishman in SW France. It might be suggested that just the brushes on the motor want changing; experience (of others) suggests that they may only last months rather than many years UNLESS the motor itself is refurbished. Refurbishment includes skimming the commutator on which the brushes run. Without skimming the brushes do not sit cleanly on the commutator (like the worn ones!), often causing excessive sparking and excessive wear on BOTH. Alternately a new motor! I changed the motor on our 19+ year-old Bosch at a cost of GBP250 ;-0(
The choice of course is entirely up to you- but do not forget that it is not an uncommon fault, especially if the washer is not exactly new. Others I have given this advice to have chosen new brushes and I don't blame them!
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Thanks and good luck!
Jul 23, 2011 |
Hoover Washing Machines