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Replacing Motor Brushes, what needs to be done to clean commutator for a Asko 10505 Washing Machine sold in Australia - purchased around 1998 - ignore the W6021 system wouldn't let me post.

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To clean the commutator, or armature as it is usually called, simply rub it with a piece of emery paper, or sandpaper, turning it by hand to ensure you clean it properly..
You need to remove the motor to do this of course.
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Thanks.

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You can buy a commutator stick from the supplier who sold you the brushes he should also be able to show you how to use it good luck

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