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    How to Change Carbon Brushes in a Washing Machine

    After a period of time and use, the carbon brushes in your washing machine motor can wear out. In this video we show you how to remove and replace a carbon brush from a washing machine motor.

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    Video Transcript: How to Change Carbon Brushes in a Washing Machine


    IMPORTANT: BEFORE REPLACING A PART IN ANY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, YOU MUST ENSURE THAT THE APPLIANCE IS FIRST UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS.

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    This video will show you how to change the carbon brushes in a washing machine.

    If your washing machine has had a lot of use and the drum has stopped turning, or if the machine makes a crackling noise or sparks underneath, you may need to change the carbon brushes.

    Start by removing the back panel to access the motor. After removing the panel you may find it easier to access the motor from underneath, so reattach the panel and transit bolts if you have them, before lowering the machine gently onto a carpet or rug. You can then remove the bottom panel.

    Remove the drive belt from the machine, be careful when working near the edges as these can be very sharp, the motor is located underneath the drum. Unclip all the cables from it and remove any cable ties too. Unscrew all the bolts holding the motor in place. There may be more of these further into the machine's interior.

    Carefully remove the motor from the machine and turn it round. Take note of the angle at which the brush assemblies are fitted, before unscrewing each assembly from the motor, disconnecting the wire and removing the assembly.

    Take the replacement brush assembly and push the brush against the commutator, making sure that the brush tip contacts at the correct angle. Reattach the screws and wire, and clip any other wires into place.

    Replace the motor onto the mounting pegs before screwing it in place, then reattach the cables and drive belt. Replace the panel, and remove transit bolts if they were used.

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    Use a washing machine cleaner to remove mould, bacteria and stop smells from building up

    * All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.