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.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.
Easy to identify on the web site and confirmed by part number. Arrived quickly. Good quality part at a good price. Did the repair well.
Carbon brushes26 November 2013
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By Anonymous- West London
Disappointed with delivery service. Ordered Monday evening and did not arrive until Thursday. Ease of fitting hard but then again that was the machine's outlay
Response by Joshua on 26 Nov 2013
We're sorry you were unhappy with the delivery time. As stated on the 'About Delivery' page on our website, when selecting standard delivery as your delivery method we aim to send your order out 1 - 3 working days after your order is placed, with it being delivered to you no more than 3 working days later. We also offer the Next Day Delivery service if you need it delivered more urgently.
So easy, it was embarrassing26 November 2013
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By Anonymous- Redditch
I waited a week for my repair shop to get my carbon brushes... Gave up and ordered my own through espares. They arrived the next day! Awesome service. Tracking was spot on right to the front door. Still waiting for the repair shop to sort out a time to fit their parts! I fitted the brushes in less than an hour.... Saved a few bob. Washing machine is purring.
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.
QMy bosch washing machine has stopped spinning. Could this be that the carbon brushes need changing?1 Answer
the filter is clear, the machine drains fine. the belt is fine. all other functions seem to work, though it did leak a lot of water when I last used it on monday.
The drum just doesnt turn at all. It is at least 10.5 years old.
By Squawk- Wimbledon
- 13 February 2013
Hiya- yes, if as you said the belt seems to be taught and you can't spin the drum freely when the machine is off/ stopped then most likely it will be the carbon brushes.
It might be worth replacing the seal as well if the machine is leaking and if you've not replaced the seal for quite some time. 10.5 years is pretty good going for the machine though! :)
QBosch Classixx washing machine started making noise on spin and then stopped spinning/turning0 Answers
We noticed this noise that was getting louder during spinning, it sounded electrical (reminded me of the humming you hear with electric cars which uses small wire brushes to get power from the track);
tonight the fault from the machine got the the circuit breaker to go off, now no turning at all or spinning, machine fills/empties fine, there is some resistance when I turn the drum so I assume the belt is fine...
from looking at eSpares videos it looks like this could be Carbon brushes? I hope I dont need to change the whole motor though? Just checking before ordering. I ordered parts before from the website and always satisfied, but this is my first question ... thanks in advance
My Siemens Siwamat XLi1240 washing machine won't go into the spin or rinse cycles. The electrics appear to be working. The belt is in place and tight, and I can turn the drum freely by hand. From reading other questions on your site I think it must be the carbon brushes, and have bought a pair to fit. The motor appears similar to the one in the video, but with the machine on the floor it is going to be very difficult to get it in or out. Would it cause any damage to the machine if I was to tilt it forward onto its front, so that I can pull the motor out from above?