Has the motor in your washing machine stopped working? The problem could lie with a fault with the carbon crushes. No need to panic buy a new appliance! eSpares has the perfect replacement part for only a few quid! These compatible carbon brushes will get your old washing machine functioning like a brand new appliance!
Compatible spare part suitable for select models of Bosch, Neff and Siemens washing machines.
Please check the list of suitable models to ensure that this spare part will fit your appliance.
How to replace washing machine carbon brushes
This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.
Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.
The house dis-board RCD always trips a few minutes into a wash, except if the element is disconnected or a cold wash is selected. Must be the element. A new element worked for 2 washes but now does the same. I made up a test lead to plug the element directly into the mains, but it doesn't trip the RCD. So now it doesn't appear to be the element tripping the RCD. Any clues?
- 18 September 2014
Check the front lip of the inner drum does not allow more than a mm or so movement in relation to the rest of the drum. If there is significant movement then significant bearing wear is likely.
- 19 September 2014
Right - checked it again this evening, it now does trip the RCD with a direct connection. Removed new element, and found it has had a slot cut into it by the drum. Looking more carefully at the old element, it too has a less obvious wear mark in the same position. The drum bearings feel ok to me, but it looks like the bearings are failing, the drum has drooped and cut into the element allowing water in to it.
- 18 September 2014
Occasionally a element can trip due to a very small leakage current due to moisture in the element. This may clear after it has heated up a few times.
The washing machine does not start at all.
Could it be the carbon brushers need replaced or a faulty motor?
I'm not sure if the motor does not waork when the carbon brushes are worn out.
- 18 May 2010
needed to be replaced
By torry- north lincolnshire
- 31 May 2010
If the washer was working normally and then the motor stops turning but everything else looks o.k. it is probably the brushes as they do wear out. This is a good value replacement product, They are a little bit fiddley to fit. Lots of patience.
By Anonymous- N Wales
- 28 May 2010
Likely to be the brushes. If the machine looks like its operating, making a clicking noise from the relay when it should be turning the drum, but the drum doesn't turn, then that's what it will most likely be. Either that or the belt has gone, but you will see that straight away when you take the back off the machine & you'd here the motor turning in that case
If you take the brushes out they are approx 2" (50mm) long when new, chances are they will be about 5mm long if worn out.
Great clear video. It looks easy enough so I had a go. Got the top panel off but the back and side panels seems to be all one piece. There is no panel I can take off at the back to expose the belt and motor. Any suggestions
By Carol- Dublin
- 11 June 2014
sorry should have said WFL2260UK/04 is the model.
Yes I removed a small centre panel but it still does not give me enough room. The 4 side panels are definitely all one piece. I have now laid it on it's side and trying to get at it from below. It's not easy butI will get it off, I think the bigger problem will be when I go to put it back together!!
By Carol- Dublin
- 13 June 2014
You did not give the make and model of your machine but some have a two piece cabinet that is screwed with a centre joint. There is usually plastic plugs at the centre bottom to be removed to access the hidden screws.
QReplaced carbon brushes (Bosch) but motor now sparking1 Answer
Had a bit of a difficult time since replacing the brushes. Motor works for a while and then starts sparking a little, then more and more until it stops altogether. Would this be symptomatic of the one or both brushes not sliding properly iand therefore creating intermittent contact as it wears down until it loses contact altogether? If so, is there a recommended solution to get them sliding freely?
By JP- Edinburgh
- 15 March 2015
The brush holders are only thin 'brass' ? plate and could easily bend and cause sticking. Check if one brush appears to stick and try to 'repair' the holder by carefully using a screwdriver to shape the housing if required. Clean the armature with fine grade abrasive paper before reuse.
Qif brushes have worn down too low and have been scrathing against the computator and have caused the machine to trip will this be and expensive repair and will replacing the brushes fix the problem1 Answer
( machine was making a scratcbing noise when the spin cycle was on but on the last wash the machine would not spin . switched machine off and put on spin cycle - drum turned once and there was a loud bang from control panel of machine - have not used it since - am now contemplating whether to get it fixed or should we replace it with a new machine ?? bosch washing machine
By elaine- scotland
- 18 May 2014
Badly worn brushes can damage a control board but this is quite rare. Usually replacing the brushes will return the machine to working order and provided the drum bearings are not noisy the machine may last many years more.