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Pain in the bum trying to find carbon brushes for WDL520P

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by aliferste, 5 May 2015.

  1. aliferste

    aliferste

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    Hi there,

    Having a hard time trying to locate new carbon brushes for my washer dryer Hotpoint WDL520P

    I bought these
    http://www.buyspares.co.uk/carbon-brushes-pair/product.pl?pid=796059&query=wdl520p

    however when they arrived today they are the wrong ones - the angle of the brushes are wrong.

    So I then found these ones:
    http://www.partmaster.co.uk/hotpoin...96059&path=66991,52516:66992&model_ref=649105

    I have ordered them however just realised the pictures look identical to the ones on the other site - I phoned to cancel and they tell me the other site is a "sister" company and that these should fit as it says so on their system. I am not holding out much hope as if you just look up the brushes on the site Hotpoint is not listed http://www.partmaster.co.uk/carbon-brushes-pair/product.pl?pid=796059&query=carbon+brushes

    This is turning into a right pain as I have have paid twice for express delivery as well as a a huge very pregnant about to give birth any day now without a washing machine.

    Any help much appreciated!
     
  2. Burnerman

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    If you can't reverse the carbon brushes, feel free to sand the angle onto them....the carbon is soft enough and rubbing them on a sheet of glass
    paper will do - the brushes will soon bed in.
    We hope all goes well for your imminent arrival!
    John :)
     
  3. aliferste

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    Left out the word "wife" from my post - My wife is about to have the baby and is going crazy!

    I have already sent the brushes back so cannot sand them.

    Any idea of a good site where folk usually buy parts?
     
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    Try espares.....the part number is es1562518, £16.49.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for that!

    I just had a horrible thought. There is a way on the motor to position them on the opposite side so that the angle is correct. I was thinking this is wrong as I thought the motor only goes one way. However, am I right in thinking the motor and the bit that the carbon brushes contact goes turns both ways which means as long as they are fitted with the angle correctly aligned it does not matter the position as it turns both ways during the cycle?

    Does that make sense?
     
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    Yes, that does make sense and I think that would have worked, but it's always best to keep things standard!
    As I see it (which may be completely wrong) the brushes are used to give a fast spin, using AC current whereas when the motor rotates slowly in different directions it's actually using DC.
    Either way, pop the new brushes in and see what happens......were the old ones completely worn out?
    John :)
     
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