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Replacing brushes on hotpoint ultima wmd740,videos I've seen the brushes are held in by screws,but on my mums its bolts and can't get a socket over it,any ideas ?

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    tom cassidy Apr 14, 2015

    Hi Murdo Mackay, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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I usually place a towel underneath the machine and tip it 45 degrees against a wall ?the towel will stop it sliding over as you work underneath?most bushes are held in by a brass shim which slides in its slot one way and then the other?the hardest bit is feeding the new spring into the tube after you push home the brush.this is why it is better to take the motor out....these are usually held on by two bolts that face the rear of the machine....then it should slide off the other two holding points...you need to take off the drive belt and disconnect the wiring loom.ALWAYS disconnect the machine from power source before you attempt any work.Once you have the motor out it is always a good idea to check the commutator for scoring or deep scratches.i always brush out any carbon dust prior to fitting new brushes.be aware that some cheap brushes are false economy as they will wear down and chip more easily than the correct brand make.if it is badly scored it is better to buy a complete refurbished motor with new brushes as that is usually around £30 complete of ebay suppliers.bear in mind shipping can be £15 -£ 20 due to the weight.good luck.

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    Murdo Mackay Apr 14, 2015

    the bushes are held on by a bolt on either side and can't get a small socket over the bolt as no room due the brush itself,there is a video on YouTube of the same model as my mums and the bushes are the same but they are held in by a screw on either side yet on my mums one its bolts

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