How to change the carbon brushes holder on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA60P

  1. Washing Machine
    How to change the carbon brushes holder on a washing machine Hotpoint WMA60P
  2. Safety FirstRemove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required: T15 torx screwdriver & a 13mm spanner
    T15 Torx & 13mm spanner
  4. Using the T15 torx remove the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3
  5. Lower back panel removed
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 4

  6. Remove 2 screw cover caps on either side of the appliance
    WMA 60 lid 1
  7. Using the T15 torx screwdriver remove 2 screws retaining the lid
    WMA 60 lid 2
  8. Lift the lid a small amount
    WMA 60 lid 3
  9. Push the lid backwards a small amount and remove it
    WMA 60 lid 4
  10. Lid removed
    WMA 60 lid removed
  11. From the top locate the drive belt at the rear of the appliance
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  12. Grip the drive belt at the same time rotate the drum pulley to remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  13. Now remove the drive belt from the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  14. With the belt released from the drum pulley and drive shaft remove the belt
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  15. Using a soft cloth for protection lay the machine on its face (a folded dustsheet is useful)
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 4
  16. Using a 13mm spanner remove 2 Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60P Motor 1a 
  17.  Using a 13mm spanner remove 2 Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60P Motor 2a
  18. With bolts removed now remove the motor from the drum casing
    WMA 60 Motor 4
  19. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    WMA 60 Motor 5
  20. Wires removed
    WMA 60 Motor 6
  21. Motor removed
    WMA 60 Motor 7
  22. Locate the carbon brush holder on the Motor
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  1
  23. Remove the single wire to the carbon brush
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  2
  24. Wire removed
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  3
  25. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 retaining screws on each holder
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  4 
  26. Remove the carbon brush holder
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  5
  27. Carbon brush holder removed
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  6
  28. Take the Carbon Brushes from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush and Holder
  29. Locate the new carbon brush holder onto the motor
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  5
  30. Using the phillips screwdriver fit the retaining screws securing the holder
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  4
  31. Fit the single wire onto the new carbon brush
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  2
  32. New carbon brush holder in place
    WMA 60 Carbon Brush  1
  33. Fit the wires to the motor
    WMA 60 Motor 5
  34. Locate the Motor into position on the drum housing
    WMA 60 Motor 4
  35. Locate the Motor retaining bolts
    WMA 60 Motor 8
  36. Using the 13mm spanner tighten both Motor retaining bolts do not over tighten
    WMA 60P Motor 1a
  37. Stand the machine up and from the top feed the belt down past the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 3
  38. Position the drive belt over the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Belt 4
  39. Position the drive belt over the drum pulley while  rotating the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 2
  40. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drum pulley
    WMA 60 Belt 1
  41. The drive belt should be fitting centrally on the drive shaft
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 4
  42. Replace the lid
    WMA 60 lid 4
  43. Using the T15 torx screwdriver replace 2 screws retaining the lid
    WMA 60 lid 2
  44. Replace 2 screw cover caps on either side of the appliance
    WMA 60 lid 1
  45. Using the T15 torx screwdriver replace the screws retaining the lower back panel
    WMA 60 Lower back plate 3

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Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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