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I need to change the brushes on my washing machine, but not sure where they are situated...can you help please

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What brushes???????? There are none in the motor...

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

  • Nocrap Oct 29, 2010

    Thats rubbish! There are two. One either side of the motor. One can be changed with the motor in place, the other can't, you have to take the motor off.

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How used/old is your washer, please? Sorry to ask this but apparently the problem was not the brushes, then? Were they actually worn and not contacting the commutator cleanly or was it a guess at brushes? It's normally possible to see and hear how well the brushes are contacting. I try to pursuade people not to just change brushes but either to replace the motor or have it refurbished (if possible), as experience of many others is that just brush change will not cure the problem. Also often just new brushes will not last very long- maybe months rather than years. Motors are not cheap, though- ours for an 18+ year-old Bosch (including the belt which is extremely sensible to replace at the same time!) cost GBP250 ;-0(

If you judge that it is still not actually spinning fast enough and if you didn't ask specifically just for the brushes to be changed, call the service person back in again to sort as he/she has not carried out the repair.

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