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How do I know if the problem with my Bosch is faulty motor or carbon brushes fixing if the drum is not moving and the other parts are functioning? Also if it is carbon brushes, how do I fix that? If it is motor, is it worth replacing it?

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  • barjthomps00 Nov 14, 2009

    Thanks Guru for your helpful contribution. I'm based in London UK and a starter with respect to appliance repairs. I will need contacts here and pictorial guidance on how to fix a motor. Will you advise me to sort out this 3 and the half old Bosch Washing machine or get another one?
    Thanks again Ed

  • barjthomps00 Nov 15, 2009

    thanks Guru,
    Not able to explore your contact as I'm in London UK. I'm a novice at appliance repairs and not able to completely disassembled the washing machine. Is the motor easy to remove and get a working replacement that I can fix myself?
    Thanks again



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I can offer an inexpensive solution to your problem. Whether your motor is faulty or you have a brush is still motor related. The brushes are an easy repair, but the proper brush replacement needs to be properly fit to make the necessary contact. When I run into a problem such as yours, I replace with a good used motor from a local appliance salvage that has proven to be very reliable. The parts that I have gotten from this establishment have held up well and he has even offered a limited warranty on the parts that I have purchased. As a matter of fact, I have a replacement motor from him in my dryer right now. I bought it a year ago for $30. If you choose to go with new parts he can assist with that as well. The name of the place is "Belks Used Appliances" He will ship the parts to you. (704)864-4496. Speak to Harry Belk. Good Luck, I hope this is helpful!

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  • Hal Hallman Nov 14, 2009

    Brushes cost about $36 dollars per set, and I have heard of repair men charging as much as $350 parts and labor to do the repair. If you choose to repair the brushes, here is the proceedure. This is the way I do it. It saves scrabbling about on the floor!
    Switch off power, disconnect hoses, open pump housing to completely empty machine of water.
    Turn the machine upside down onto a soft surface - eg a blanket on the floor, and carefully cut the cable tie holding the motor cable and splashguard to the motor body; disconnect the motor connector and earth spade to facilitate easy access to the more visible brush block. The brush spades disconnect easily, then the brushes are extracted by sliding each spade terminal inwards toward the motor spindle until the connector end is released from the block, then pull the other way to release the inward end - withdraw the spring/brush assemblies gently from the carriers. The brushes are clearly on either side of the motor spindle but see how they do not fit on a diameter of the motor axle but are inserted tangentially - the curve on the brush is polarised to take this into account - you want to have the wider carbon contact surface of the two fitting options possible. Reassembly is simple but make sure you do not reconnect the mains supply if any water has been spilled into the top of the machine...
    You can test the motor using the spin cycle before re-installing the machine properly. Good luck! Hope this is helpful!

  • Hal Hallman Nov 15, 2009

    Really not very difficult if you have a mechanical aptitude...If not do you have a friend closeby that could weigh in and assist? If neither of these apply, you may want to call and get an estimate on the motor repair, then you could weigh the decision, to fix or replace. Your machine is not very old...suprising that you are having motor problems on such a new machine. I wish you luck...if I can aasist further, please do not hesitate to let me know..Good Luck!

  • Hal Hallman Nov 15, 2009

    Hi Ed,

    I looked for something in UK to help you out close to home...found a company called UK Whitegoods, I have attached a page with Bosch Carbon Brushes. Also, I noticed they had repair manuals available and Tech support, I could not find a diagram for your machine, but if you'd like, or if this doesn't help, I'll surely continue to look, or maybe see if my friend Harry can give me something to scan and send to you....I've never went quite this far with a fixya client, hhowever, you being out of the country and not sure if you should tackle this, thought I would assist all I could. I try to give good solutions and maintain a good reputation on this site, so I do want you satisfied. Hope this works for you! Continued Good Luck!



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