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

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.

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

  1. Ralf says : Reply

    My washing machine is a BEKO WMB 71443 LE
    After starting the diagnostic program, the number “0419” is shown on the display.
    What does that mean ?
    (the motor is not turning)
    thanks for your help

  2. Spun says : Reply

    Hi, i have got beko eco wmb 81445 lw with f13 0427 error code. I saw your repair video so wanna try with it once before buying another one. I didn’t see my model no in the list so was wondering if this one will work with my machine.

  3. Alan says : Reply

    Hi Paul,
    I have a WMB91243LB.
    Motor had stopped working due to wornout brushes. I have replaced them, motor now runs both directions, water fills ok. program stuck and does not move. On test mode, spin runs on and off, not continuos.

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