Warning Changing Hotpoint Aquarius Brushes
Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:58 PM
I refitted the crimp the other way around, but it looks as though the motor is now damaged as its blowing fuses when the motor is plugged in
So the warning is, be VERY careful when fitting new brushes, be sure the wires/crimps are properly fitted and NOT touching the motor body BEFORE you switch on.
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:36 PM
I removed the motor and stripped out the armature, an easy job. The commentator was a bit of a mess, also one of the new brushes had a lump out of it (as did the old ones) so I cleaned it up, under cut the segments and put it all back together again. So far, so good
I switched on and no fuses blew but as the program started, it didnít have much power for the intermittent rotation during the wash, it hardly moved, just buzzed and rocked back and forth gently. I helped it along a bit, but I couldnít see the wife carrying on like this for the next few years. I turned the program on to empty and spin, and stood backÖ
Well, bit by bit the spin speed built up nicely but as it was nearing full speed smoke started to rise from around the motor, then there was a sound like a firework. I peeped inside gingerly; the motor commentator was like a Catherine wheel complete with loud pops and bangs. I nearly ran for it, but hit the off button instead
Guess I need a new washer, Miele make nice machine donít they
Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:45 AM
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