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Arte my brushes worn out ?

My machine stopped washing and spinning so I took the brushes out for inspection and i can see a small spring loaded ((shut?) protruding. Does this indicate that the brushes are finished?

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I replaced the brushes,now it is all systems go.

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Yes it does the mean the brushes are worn out, before fitting new news,lightly rub the armature with emery cloth or sandpaper to clean armature.
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hi Rick.
Reasons a washer will make noise during spin mode:
1. Main tub bearing faulty
2. Main drive pulley
3. Motor coupling worn
4. Bad clutch
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6. Clogged or damaged drain pump
7. Transmission is worn out
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The bearing may also be without lubrication. If the sound you hear is more of a squeaking noise than a grinding noise, it may mean the bearing needs to be lubricated with a mechanical grease. If the sound is more of a grinding noise, then this usually means the bearing is falling apart and will need to be replaced ASAP. If you suspect your washers main tub bearing is worn out, the repair process is one of the most difficult to perform yourself. A worn bearing can also damage the tub of the washer. This means the tub (inner or outer) may need to be replaced also.
A washer making a loud noise during spin cycle can also be caused by a faulty drive pulley. The pulley is what the belt (if applicable to your washer) rides on to spin your washers tub. The pulley can be made of plastic or metal. It could be simply worn out or just loose. To find out if the drive pulley is causing the noise, you will need to take the washer apart and inspect the pulley for signs of damage.
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