Replacing carbon brushes on a washing machine might sound scary, but it's a surprisingly easy fix. If your washing machine's motor isn't performing properly, its carbon brushes may be worn out and need replacing. Get it sorted with this pack of spares from Bosch.
Includes: Pack of 2 brushes
Genuine carbon brushes for select Bosch, Neff and Siemens washers with Siemens-manufactured motors. Please see the list of compatible appliance models prior to purchase.
Please note: Some models in the appliance list may be fitted with either an FHP or a Siemens motor. This product is suitable for Siemens-manufactured motors only. Prior to ordering, please ensure that your washing machine has a Siemens motor. If you require assistance, feel free to contact us.
Other part numbers for this item: 154072, 165171, 6900154740, BS12103, BSH154740
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.
Having had both the "economy" replacement brushes, and the full-price OEM versions, I would recommend paying the extra money for a syuperior product.
Not so great a buy For Bosh Machine18 April 2013
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By Rusty- Brentwood
This product was supposed to be direct replacement, but the major fault was the retaining lug at the end of the contact cable and spring was to big for the locating slot in the brush housing, filed down lug to fit but this is not good idear if you don't know what your doing. Would suggest you buy complete brush set which includes the brush holder then it's just a straight replacement
it works!29 March 2013
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By Anonymous- Somerset
Thanks to espares for very helpful video (as always) however - it took multiple attempts to get the machine working. We bought the correct Siemens brushes to fit our Bosch machine according to your website. We bought Siemens brushes as our model number was not on the espares Bosch list. They were fitted correctly according to the video but the machine still wouldn't work.
Luckily we were able to ask advice from a friendly washing machine engineer who told us that the brushes need to be really loose in their sockets which came as quite a surprise - usually you would expect a component to work better if it's a snug fit. So we rubbed down the brushes with wet and dry sandpaper (along their length) so they were looser in the sockets and hey presto, it works!!
My Neff W4380X1GB washing machine is playing up. The drum sometimes rotates and sometimes doesn't. There are a few sparks coming from within the motor when it does turn so I suspect a new set of brushes might be the fix. How do I replace them? Do I need to remove the motor first? Do you have intrusctions? Thanks.
By Damson- Surrey
- 08 January 2010
It does sound like brushes, i have never played with a neff but would suggest you do remove the motor, it makes fitting easier and gives you the opportunity to maybe clean up the commutator (the sliced up copper ring thing at the end that the brushes rub against) with fine sand paperand blow out the carbon dust if it has been sparking it will be a bit sooty!
note: the brushes have angled ends and fit two ways (wrong and right) so note how the old ones come out.
By bagginz- worcestershire
- 24 April 2010
I've found this article which may help, I'd also suggest looking through our advice centre on the site.
I would however suggest that if you are inexperienced with fixing electrical appliances to contact an engineer as it can be dangerous when dealing with live electric cabling.