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Hi,

Newbie here.

My washer stopped working today. Filled with water but then drum doesn't turn. It drains ok. Tried various programs even just spin after I'd drained it but drum not moving.

Took back off and belt ok so reckoned might be bushes.

Had a look at some youtube videos but they all talk about 2 bolts holding motor on. Mine only has one that I can see and another short bolt around the back. Undone the one at front and managed to get the short one at the back undone. All that happens is it swivels and can't prise it off. Am i missing something here or will I have to remove the drum to get at it?

 

 

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Hello. Motors are usually held in place at 3 points or sometimes 4. They always used to have separate nuts and bolts on each motor arm but these days they often just have one. Once released the motor should hook or pull off. Normally you would swing it away from the bracket or let it drop free and then pull it towards you. It may well be tight as it needs to be.

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Cheers Andy. After quite a bit of a struggle managed to wiggle the motor off. Noticed that the small bolt at the back of the top mounting threads into the fitting. Good job I undone that as it's not obvious if you aren't acquainted with this.

Checked one of the brushes and it's worn right down to size of a peanut! Left the other one in situ as want to make sure I put the replacements in the right way round when they arrive. Hopefully this was the cause of the problem and I remember how the wiring goes!!

Thanks for your help and I will let you know how it works out.

John

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Thanks for the update John. I'm glad you got it off, sometimes it's just a matter of having confidence that it should come off to keep you trying. The new brushes should come captive in the holders so make sure you release them once you have fitted them to the motor. There is usually a small brass lug that needs prising away.

Another tip is to take photos on your phone.

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Hi again Andy,

The brushes arrived today, two days earlier than expected. Success it works!!!

A bit fiddly getting the brushes in bet well worth the effort. 

I usually do take photos but in the heat of the moment when struggling with the motor removal I lost it and started pulling off wires. 

All good now and thanks for the help/tips.

John

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