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How can I change the Carbon Brushers

Hi, I tried to exchange the Carbon Brushers, but realized that I most probably have to take out the enire motor of my Bosch washer to do this. Does anybody have an idea how to avoid that? There are some kind of plastic bolds, holding the motor and I can't remove those w/o destroying them (at least I think so). Thx Olav

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Re: How can I change the Carbon Brushers

I have a Bosch Max 2460 washer and the brushes are impossible to change in situ - you have to remove the motor - easy if machine on side! But make sure you tip machine with soap tray down to floor - I did not and soaked & damaged circuit control board (not cheap!). Brushes are relatively easy when motor out - I used a pair of long nose pliers and carefully bent lugs holding in old brushes - motor is held in by 2 large self tapping bolts - unclip splash guard & cablle & earth lead - I take a digital picture before I start so I know where all the bits go! Good luck - if I had tipped machine the correct way this repair would have cost me under 20 quid... but with a new board its 120!

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

Re: How can I change the Carbon Brushers

Thanks a lot, but unfortunately it's the small European model and they use Carbon Brusher (see link: it's part number 16. I knocked on them and now the drum is spinning again. That's a sign that they are almost done. The stupid thing is, that I have to take out the motor to replace them and I can't get this done. Thx! Olav

Posted on Jul 24, 2007

Re: How can I change the Carbon Brushers

Actually, removing the motor from the smaller European model is quite simple. Remove access panel from the back of the machine. Remove belt from motor. Remove two 10mm bolts securing motor. The round plastic pieces behind the two bolt heads appear to be part of the drum assembly, but they're not -- they're actually attached to the motor. Use a flat screwdriver behind the metal mounting "ears" of the motor (the ones you just removed the bolts from) and gently pry the motor toward you. Pry a little behind one "ear", then the other, until the motor breaks loose. There are two more mounting "ears" on the far end of the motor that slip over pins. Pull the motor toward you to slide it off the pins. The motor should now be loose. Carefully clip the cable tie fastening the wiring harness to the motor and pull out the plug. Also remove the blade connector to ground. The motor should be completely free now.

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Re: How can I change the Carbon Brushers

I doubt that there are ANY "Brushes" as you know them on most of these machines they use a sorta super "Stepper" motor with many stators and don't use "Brushes" They use Electronic controllers and Motors. Useually one replaces the Motor.. but more often than not, it's not the Motor, it usually is the Controller or the like... even a sensor? Switch?.. but no brushes.. I maybe wrong as I am NOT completely familiar with the exact model. But a lot of the "Other" ones are that way.

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