Bosch Siemens Washing Machine Carbon Brush - Pack of 2

Stock Number: ES481833

Manufactured by Bosch

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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.

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.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 (161 customers)
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  • Back from the grave!

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    By - London

    If you, like us, own an antiquated Bosch Classixx 1000 (WFL2063GB/12) and never changed the carbon brushes, it's probably a good time to start thinking about it, as we really thought ours gave up the ghost last Thursday. After a fair bit of research on the web, I found the Espares video on youtube describing in detail how to change the carbon brushes, and decided to give it a go before setting my mind on buying a new washing machine. It worked a treat and it's now ticking again like this never happened! The step-by-step video helped, but if you own one of these, you will notice that it's impossible to remove only the back panel to access the motor, as the casing is made of a solid piece of steel. I tipped the machine on its side and managed to access the motor from underneath. The good news is that you don't need to take the motor out to change the brushes, the not-so-good one is that accessing one of the brushes (and fitting the metal clip) can prove quite challenging as visibility is greatly reduced due to the poor design of the appliance. Just 1 thing to remember: when taking the old brushes out, make a mental note of the way it has been eroded, in order to fit the new one with the sharp angle facing the same way. Nevertheless, after persevering for about 30mn, all went well, and it's now fully functional again. Very professional service, Saturday delivery made by DPD – I received 2 texts telling me that the item had been dispatched, and that it would be delivered between 10 an 11am – and the part is a genuine Bosch part (laminated), which might not be the case for compatible parts, causing them to age much faster. All in all, very happy, thank you!
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    By - Corby

    The video is the best thing about this product and showed me exactly what I needed to do, spot on absolutely perfect, my Bosch washing has run without problems for 15 years, now has new brushes and may run another 15!
  • Siemens Washing Machine Carbon Brush

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    By - Derbyshire

    Renewing the brushes was OK although I thought they were rather pricey however no gripe with the spare parts. Re-setting the diagnostics and cancelling the fault code was a real pain involving additional expense. Suggest before tackling a job on machines fitted with diagnostics, ensure that you are able to re-set it.

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  • Q How do you replace the motor brushes? 2 Answers

    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

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      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

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      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.

      By eSparesToby eSpares Staff - 15 January 2010

  • Q We have a nine year old siemens xl 1600 washing machine. Are these brushes correct 1 Answer

    By Julie Fordham - pershore - 03 March 2015

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      In order for us to answer your question or source the exact part you require please provide us with the following information: Appliance make, model and serial number of your appliance. For further help visit the "Finding Model Numbers" page on our website here: Alternatively please copy and paste this link into your web browser.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 04 March 2015

  • Q Bosch or Siemens motor 1 Answer

    I have a Bosch WFO 2467GB/01 that needs new motor brushes. I have removed the old ones but I am not sure which of the two models listed to order as a replacement. I don't see any way of identifying whether the motor is a Siemens or FHP. Your recent reply to Chris of Sussex suggested either model would fit his machine. Does this apply to all machines? Many thanks

    By John - Cornwall - 26 December 2014

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      The FHP brushes are supplied in their holders and cannot interchange with the usual Bosch Siemens brushes that the holders are fixed to the motor.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 29 December 2014

  • Q How do I tell if the motor on my washing machine is a Siemens or FHP motor? 1 Answer

    The Bosch washing machine part number is WAE24364/19 and I need to replace the carbon brushes on the motor. I have taken the motor out but cannot see anywhere that says what type of motor it is. There are lots of numbers on the motor but nothing that says Siemens or FHP. I have also taken the brushes out but the two different types on the eSpares site appear very similar in design, so determining whether or not the motor is Siemens or FHP is crucial. Many thanks

    By Chris S - Sussex - 20 December 2014

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      Both this part and stock no ES1019979 will fit your machine.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 22 December 2014