I need to get a replacement drum motor for my washing machine (Zanussi). I
have located a replacement on line but was wondering if it usual for the
motor to come with brushes or would they have to be purchased separately?
Just for info, the problem is a very noisy motor caused by the brushes
clicking at a certain point on the armature. There appears to be a very
slightly raised section where the burshes make contact which causes each
brush to click once every revolution. I can't find a replacement armature so
the motor complete will have to be changed. Any washing machine spares type
sites would be appreciated so as I can get a comparison. Thanks.
I would assume that a new motor would come complete with brushes!
Before replacing the motor, have you tried taking the armature out and
cleaning it up with emery cloth? This just might do the trick - but clean
off any grit left by the emery cloth before putting it back into the motor!
There used to be a place in Birmingham where you could get replacement
armatures for domestic appliances. I don't know whether it's still there,
but it's likely that there are similar places in other parts of the country.
May be worth a trawl through the Yellow Pages.
The new motor would definitely come with brushes, but cleaning the
armature with emery cloth is not a good idea, there are special
cleaning sticks for these armatures, and they are much smoother than
emery. In this case it would not make any difference, because one of
the segments has broken from its mounting, and it is this that is
making the clicking.
That may be reparable with epoxy, but indeed, a new motor is simpler.
I re-motored a favorite cylinder vac cleaner and it did another 12 years
on the newer and more powerful motor. I think the motor was around 15
That tv ad gets me..... I still can't comprehend that they
found some fool willing to do a bungy jump down to a pool
with a crocodile in it, just for the sake of advertising.
It actually looks like the croc sees him coming, and nearly
On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 11:54:48 +0000 (GMT), Tony Williams
Talking of TV ads, most pass me by without problem but I just caught
sight of one a few minutes ago. Yellow Pages had done a good one (for
Dad chops off daughters hair to save some money. Wife comes in to be
met with a horrible mess. Dad says it's the fault of the hairdressers,
he's waiting to speak to the manager.
Next scene, Mum outside in car clearly visible. Dad, with daughter,
waving his arms about shouting his head off (for his wife's benefit
outside) in hairdressers found in Yellow Pages, pleading with the
female assistant to sort out the mess. Assistant looks horrified at
the commotion because the guy is going do-lally saying nice things.
Dad finishes by shouting "I'll pay you double if you can sort this one
Had me in stitches. One of those really simple adverts which probably
didn't cost very much to make :)
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