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Brushes have about 20 mm left would that stop machine from spinning? it has the carbon type brushes fitted

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I would not expect the brushes to be the cause of the problem in your case.
More likely to be a control board problem, or possibly the motor itself.
Check for loose or broken wires, plug in leads etc.

If it washes o/k, then unlikely to be a motor problem.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Whirlpool washer model #lsr5132hq1- drum turns but agitator doesnt on second spin cycle until you give it a spin by hand. ok on first spin cycle


May be the motor carbon brushes are worn. This is usually a cheap repair 10 or 20 pounds if u can do it yourself , but disconnect from mains , take out motor , remove , replace carbon brushes, ( some motors don't have them) you can understand what I mean, my advice is estimate from local dealer but dont get conned with new motor ( I think its carbon brushes only) .
pete

Nov 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Washing machine motor issues with brushes and carbon dust read this if your...


due to carbon dust build up around the drum motor in most washers that have non linear motor that have carbon brushes
you can get a state of error i call a ghost error
as its just due to the build up of carbon powder around the motor its connector and stator coils {speed pickup}
as the brushes deplete you end up with a pile of it building up between the brush contact and the motor housing leading to electricity leaking to earth of the motor metals

so a stiff dry new paint brush and give the motor a good brush around to remove the conduction path the dust creates

this effects the low voltage sensors in the motor like its speed control etc
leading to the mcu controller board miss diag the motor as bad and you get a E or F motor error
also this can and will trip your homes MCB detector and ECLD mains power switch

as i say its a ghost error and easily solved

any engineer worth his salt when fitting new brushes or even looking at this fault
will do this first to try to clear the fault if the brushes are aok
before he condems the controller board ... as bad

a new set of brushes should be part of a service you should carry out
much like an mot when its outside its warrenty period

and brushing out the old dust
should be done anyway when new brushes are fitted when needed
or there condition checked as still ok

basically brushes should be about at least 3/4 " long for a life left of about a year
and have enough preasure on the armature to ensure good current flow too it via the stator
if you have motor F or E fault conditions or a machine that trips your mains on spin etc
this prob needs done anyway
a set of brushes it cheep and a brush is also cheep

so give it a good brush out
then reset the machine
you power off at the mains
you hold in a button or two
you power on at the mains
ive read some machine need the program switch to be placed and then dialed like a safe to reset the main board from some types of motor fault
caused by carbon dust build up typical candy auto washers.. and others
they make it hard to make people money

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We have an old kenmore model #20101 the old girl washes great but will not spin. it aagitates during rinse and the pump works. we have pulled the switch and pushed back in wheen it is suppose to go to spin...


Plug off the mains. The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws underneath. The panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the drain pipe you see. The white filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a bunch of towels, a good big plastic bag or a wet vac to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in carefully.
The machine being old; check motor brushes,the brush holders will be either black or white, depress the plastic lug that holds the brush in place, and slide the holders out, remove the wires to the brushes, and check the carbons, if there is less than 3 mm left replace them.
Only fit the genuine brushes, and try fit the black ones, as they are better than the white. Follow the instructions on the packaging on how to release the carbons from the captive position.

Try these sites for spares:
RepairClinic.com
espares.co.uk
AppliancePartsPros.com

mcminone.com


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Hotpoint WM 22 wont spin


The first you need to do is check the brushes in the motor.
Remve the screws at rear of top cover, remove cover.
Slacken off the 2 bolts securing motor,and remove belt.Remove 2 screws that hold motor and lift motor up so you can access the brushes..
The brush holders will be either black or white, depress the plastic lug that holds the brush in place, and slide the holders out, remove the wires to the brushes, and check the carbons, if their is less than 2 or 3 mm left, then replace them.
Only fit the genuine brushes, and if you can make sure you fit the black ones, as they are better than the white ones.
Follow the instructions on the packaging on how to release the carbons from the captive position.
Refit motor, and ensure the belt is reasonably tight.
If it still does not work ,then the motor itself could be faulty, check for broken wires in the motor plug and harness.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks.

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Not draining or spining


hi pete.these washers wont spin if they cant drain.so because of your standing water your pump is blocked or not working .most off the time its blocked.remove frount pannel and get to pump.see if blocked.if not wound have to do voltage check when in spin.please help me with my ratings if ive been helpful.God bless tom

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Bosch wfr2460


hi Many universal motor malfunctions are caused by wearing down of the carbon brushes, the soft blocks of carbon that complete the electrical contact to the motor's commutator. When these brushes become worn, the motor will spark, and electrical contact may be incomplete.try this
Step 1: To sight-check the carbon brushes, remove the screws that hold the brushes and brush springs into the brush holders at the sides of the commutator. The screws will pop out of the screw holes; turn the motor over to tap out the brushes. The ends of the brushes should be curved to fit the commutator; if they're worn down, new brushes are needed.
Step 2: To check carbon brushes with a continuity tester, remove the motor lead wires from the circuit. Tag the wires as you disconnect them so that you'll be able to reconnect them properly. Hook the tester clip to one motor lead and touch the probe to the other lead; the tester should light or buzz. Slowly rotate the motor shaft, keeping the tester in position. If the tester doesn't light or buzz, or if it flickers or stutters when you turn the motor shaft, the brushes should be replaced. If the springs behind the brushes are damaged, they should be replaced as well.

Step 3: Replace worn carbon brushes and damaged springs with new ones made specifically for the motor. The model information (number and make) is stamped on a metal plate fastened to the motor, or embossed on the metal housing of the motor. If you can't find the model information, take the worn brushes and springs with you to an appliance-parts store to make sure you get the right kind. Insert the new springs and brushes in the brush holders, replace the brush assemblies, and secure the new brushes with the mounting screws that held the old brushes.

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WD62 is not spinning even after chaning new carbon brushes


when u changed the carbon brushes did u move the little metal pin to free the carbon off it must be able to come out then in with ease if not do this if u did then if the carbon brushes have got too low then it will have more then likely damage your motor m8

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Washer won't spin at all


YEH WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS TAKE OFF THE MOTOR AND CHECK TO SEE IF THE CARBON BRUSHES ARE WORN OUT HAD THE SMAE PROBLEM TODAY WITH A MACHINE CAND THE IT WAS THE CARBON BRUSHES. THERE NOT VERY EXPENSIVE TO BUY AND VERY EASY TO FIT. tHE MOTOR IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DRUM AND IS ATTACHED BY TWO 13 MM BOLTS. UNDOO THEM CUT THE TIE CLIP WHICH IS CONNECTED TO THE MOTOR. UNSCREW THE TWO SCREWS EACH FOR BOTH BRUSHES. CHECK TO SEE HOW FAR THE STICK OUT FROM THEIR BALCK HOLDERS, IF THEY ONLY STICKING OUT A FEW MM THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THEM HOPEFULLY THAT WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM. I RECONDTION HOPTPOINT MACHINES ALL DAY AND MOST LIKELY THIS IS YOUR PROBLEM.

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