Whirlpool washing machine not spinning or turning, How to replace the carbons in the motor
Whirlpool Washing Machine Won´t Spin F06, F06, F07, F09, F11, F19, F20, F22, Error Code Fault.
To order your carbon brushes for your washing machine, you will need the full model number of the ID Plate, which you can normally find on the inside of the door frame or in the rear of the machine.
Sometimes you will need the 12 digit number, which is usually prefixed with 12NC in front of it, on some parts you will need both of these numbers, it might not be listed on the website because it is serial number dependent. (see picture on the right)
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If your Whirlpool washing machine is not spinning or it is filling with water but the drum is not turning, or is showing on the digital display error fault codes F06 or if the machine is showing any of these F07, F09, F11, F19, F20, F22, then it is a good chance that your Whirlpool washing machine motor carbon brushes have worn out.
If other Error Codes are showing, please see our other video guides on Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Fault Codes
This video will show you how to replace Whirlpool washing machine motor carbon brushes. This guide is also good for the following makes of washing machine: Bauknecht, Fisher & Paykel, Ignis, Ikea, Laden, Maytag, Neutral & Philips.
If your washing machine is showing on your digital display or LED display an error code F6, this means you have a motor tacho not detected or no motor action, you need to check these:
- the motor tachometer
- the wiring and connections to the motor and PCB
- the motor carbon brushes
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 Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool 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 two back panels.
- 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.
This video can be used on all these Whirlpool Washing Machine models:
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