Question about AEG Lavamat 74640 Front Load Washer
Just a bit more on replacing the "coalbrushes" - I generally would call them motor brushes:
I have read a solution on this site which was to replace the motor - I was quoted £199 for a new motor and bought new brushes for just £20.15p, which fixed the problem!
A reasonably competent person needs to remove the motor, identify the brushes and remove - just involves two hex-head screws. When new the brushes will be around 2.5cm long. They need to be around 1 - 1.5cm long to work. Alternatively the spring(s) may be sticking, preventing the brushes from being pushed against the rotor.
When calling suppliers to enquire as to availability I needed not just the product description, but also the PNC and serial numbers (located inside the front door), as types of brushes have varied during the production period. However the outlet I went to still did not have the correct bush - housings were different. The chap serviing very kindly swapped new brushes into the existing housings - this is something you could do yourself if you cannot get the exact same ones - just a little fiddly.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
99% sure that the coalbrushes in the motor is worn.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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