How to replace Beko Washing Machine Motor Carbon Brushes

by / Saturday, 14 February 2015 / Published in Motors, Repair Guides, Washing machines

Beko washing machine not spinning or turning This video will show you how to replace the carbons in the motor

Beko Washing Machine Carbon Brushes

Beko Washing Machine Carbon Brushes

If your Beko washing machine is not spinning or it is filling with water but the drum is not turning then it is a good chance that your Beko washing machine motor carbon brushes have worn out.
This video will show you how to replace Beko washing machine motor carbon brushes,  This guide is also good for the following makes of washing machine: Alpari, Ardem, Altus, Aya, Bravo,  Bluesky, Continental Edison, Carad, Far, Funix, Linetech, Listo, Proline, Saba, Selecline, Unic Line, Wellin & Westwood.


This video can be used on all these Beko Washing Machine models:
BEKO WM5100S - Ser.No.7148881100; Ser.No.7148881200, BEKO WM5100W, BEKO WM5120S, BEKO WM5120W, BEKO WM5121S, BEKO WM5121W, BEKO WM5140S, BEKO WM5140W, BEKO WM6103W, BEKO WM6120S, BEKO WM6123S, BEKO WM6123W, BEKO WM6133S, BEKO WM6133W, BEKO WM6143S, BEKO WM6143W, BEKO WM6167S, BEKO WM6167W, BEKO WM6355W, BEKO WMC61W, BEKO WMC62W, BEKO WMC64W

Why do carbon brushes fail?

The motor carbon brushes transfer the electricity from outside the motor to the spinning winding in the center of the motor. They undergo quite a lot of friction, and after a while wear out.
Carbon is used as it is a reasonable conductor, and is soft enough to wear down instead of wearing down the "commutator"(the ring the brushes press against).
If carbon brushes become too short, contact across the commutator is lost, and the motor won't be able to spin. Brushes often fail on the Spin Cycle first. They are designed to be replaceable in washing machine motors because of this.

Common symptoms for Beko washing machine worn carbon brushes:

  • Washing machine drum´s not turning;
  • Washing machine not turning during the wash cycle;
  • Washing machine not spinning;
  • Washing machine is filling with water but the drum is not turning.

To take out a motor on a Beko washing machine might sound scary, but it’s a surprisingly easy to replace and then fit the carbon brushes:

- First thing we need to do is disconnect the appliance from the power supply, and remove the screws in the back of the machine that hold the back panel.
- Then you need to remove the washing machine belt that is attached to the motor and drum pulley.
- You will now need to remove the bolts that attach the motor to the washing machine drum.
- Release the motor of the drum brackets or lugs, be careful it’s heavy.
- Next you need to remove the old carbon brushes and fit new ones according to the video instructions.

41 Responses to “How to replace Beko Washing Machine Motor Carbon Brushes”

  1. John sirkett says : Reply

    HI. The motor will not start or spin just moves 2 inches then stops. When I do a test mode sequence the motor rotates in both directions and spins ok. Do you think I have a P C B problem


  2. John sirkett says : Reply

    HI The motor will not start or spin just moves 2 inches then stops. when I do a test mode sequence the motor rotates in both directions and spins ok.Do you think I have a PCB problem.


  3. nick says : Reply

    Removed motor and checked brushes.
    Less than half worn.
    Wiring appears to be ok.
    Ran test with everything open and the square electrical board inside and to the side with a fuse wire is making a small buzz.

    Any ideas mate?

  4. David says : Reply

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for taking the time to make and publish your videos. They’re very helpful and informative.

    We have a Beko WM74155LW (UK spec). The machine has started tripping the electrical system when spinning. There are two noticeable indicators/symptoms of the fault; firstly there’s a clicking noise from the electric motor. This sounds like a lollipop stick in a bike wheel, and it gets faster as the engine speed increases. The other indicator/symptom is a burning smell which intensifies with speed until the point where the electricity is tripped.

    The machine will go through a wash cycle, but cuts-out when the spin speed increases. I’m a novice, but I could imagine that the clicking is related to the carbon brushes as the motor rotates. Not sure what the smell is.

    I’m going to keep going with my amateur diagnostics Paul, but would welcome any pointers that you might have.



  5. Janny says : Reply

    Dear all, this was helpful. The belt of drum removed. Watching this video helps me to fix it and my washing machine is back to work again


  6. Darrin says : Reply

    Hi Paul – thanks for the video. It was very clear and well explained and I managed to repair our Beko washing machine by following your instructions without any dramas. Just donated a couple of beers to you – thanks again! Darrin

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