Washing Machine Carbon Brush - Pack of 2 (Does not fit FHP motors)

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Noticed the motor is working, but not to it's full potential. Could be the carbon brushes that need replacing. Fix your washing machine yourself and save hard-earned cash. Replacing carbon brushes on a washing machine might sound scary, but it's a surprisingly easy fix it.

  • Includes: Pack of 2

This is a compatible spare for select Bosch and Siemens washing machines. Please see the list of appliances to ensure this is the right spare part for you.

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.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 (702 customers)
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  • Good brushes, did the job

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    By - London

    Arrived quickly, paid extra for next day delivery. Installed on a Bosch WVT1260GB/01 washer dryer, useful video on espares website. Couple of comments on fitting - 1. motor and surroundings covered in carbon dust, filthy stuff, 2. access panel at the back of my m/c is a lot smaller than the one on the video, 3. not enough clearance to get my cheapo socket in, needed a ring spanner, 4. turned the m/c upside down before we started - made it a lot easier to get at the motor, although plenty of water on the floor afterwards. Old brushes were well worn, new ones a bit fiddly but straightforward to fit. Deep joy when it all worked afterwards. Slight concern - the salesman on the phone wanted to sell me the Bosch brushes, although the website listed my machine as being compatible. I still don't know what an FHP motor is.
  • Good price parts but time will tell.

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    By - Carmarthenshire

    The price of these replacement brushes is excellent compared to original Bosch ones, but only time will tell if they were worth it or not. Anyway, the machine is up and running again, although a little noisier than before, and we are making our way though the mountain of washing again. I paid for the upgraded delivery and it arrived on time as expected.
  • Excellent parts

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    By - Whitehaven cumbria

    Excellent company to deal with ordered a part came next day texted me the time it was coming very easy to fit washer working excellent again going to get new one found espares and fixed it saved lots of money😊

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  • Q Bosch Washing Machine trips RCD 3 Answers

    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?

    By Dave - 18 September 2014

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      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.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 19 September 2014

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      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.

      By Dave - 18 September 2014

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      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.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 18 September 2014

  • Q Bosch WFO2264GB/01 3 Answers

    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. Please advise.

    By cantinflas - 18 May 2010

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      needed to be replaced

      By torry - north lincolnshire - 31 May 2010

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      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

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      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.

      By Anonymous - Newcastle upon Tyne - 27 May 2010

  • Q Back Panel 2 Answers

    Hi Rory, 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

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      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!! Thanks C

      By Carol - Dublin - 13 June 2014

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      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.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 13 June 2014

  • Q if 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 problem 1 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

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      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.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 19 May 2014

  • Q Bosch WAE2416SGB/01washing machine 1 Answer

    pump ok. drive belt ok but main motor not turning. Followed your video, but the sides and back of the case are all in one piece. Just a small panel at the back so cannot get the motor out as you show on the video to get at the brushes. Can you help?

    By Alan - London - 25 April 2014

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      It is possible to undo the motor and lower it to the floor before tilting the machine to remove the motor or alternatively disconnect the pipes remove the draw and carefully lower it onto its side for access. Make sure you have help if needed to lower and lift the machine.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 28 April 2014