Brushes for AEG Washer

Well I was warned when I bought it that I would not be able to find parts if I ever had a problem. Guess what 13 years later, the machine is still perfect condition but the brushes on the motor are worn out. Anybody have any idea where I might get replacement carbon brushes for AEG Lavamat 508 washer.
Thanks.
Jimbo
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Jimbo wrote:

Perhaps the motor is a standard make - now all you have to do is be able to read the information plate<sigh>
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Well, I have the motor out of the machine and have taken the brush holders off. So I have access to the motor information plates. What should I look for?
Tks.
Jimbo
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Is there a motor repair shop near you?
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Jimbo wrote:

I'd try the local Ace or whatever is your best hardware store for their supply of generics -- there's a reasonable chance unless it is something really bizarre they will be a standard size. Failing that, the suggestion of a electric motor repair shop followed with, of course, the final recourse of contacting manufacturer directly.
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I found a supplier of AEG parts here in Ontario. They have the brushes which are pretty expensive at $65 each. Anyway the supplier is Euro Parts and their website is at: http://www.euro-parts.ca /
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Jimbo wrote:

Are they really something specific in design/shape?
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One person who looked at them thought that the brush assembly itself looked pretty generic. Here is something similar:
http://www.tdspares.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod r1018
The holders are to the outside while the brushes themselves, along with the springs and connections, are in the brass colored assembly in the middle.
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Jimbo wrote:

Yes, depending no how the actual brush is held. Have you been the generic route? Local hardware has about a half-dozen drawers with 20 or so cubby-holes per ea of various brushes...for $65/ea, I'd surely be looking into finding an appropriately-sized brush and fitting it to the holder even if don't have the drop-in replacement.
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other end is spot welded to the holder at the contact end. This causes the spring to be retained. So far, I havent found any place here in Toronto where I can look at various brushes. Most of them are behind the counter and the guardian is looking for a perfect match : ( I'll have to expand my search.
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