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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2007 03:56 pm
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mmtaylor
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This is a front load washer; when started, it will fill with water but will not start to agitate. The timer knob will advance and when it gets to drain the water will drain out to rinse but it will not spin. I followed the instructions on the Tech Sheet and I ended up changing the speed control, but it is still doing the same thing. What have I missed? 

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You most probably have a brushed DC motor... check brushes. If you need help with this, see this thread: http://applianceguru.com/forum9/8670.html

If it comes to changing the brushes, you should be able to use these (note that you need two of this item, unless for some reason only one of the brushes is significantly worn).
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1094128
The internal brush can be used to replace brush in similar holder on certain Electrolux, Frigidaire, and Kenmore washers (at least motor # 131276200).
For closer information, see http://applianceguru.com/forum2/10873.html

Last edited on Fri Apr 13th, 2007 05:45 pm by Keinokuorma



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You wrote:

Can you buy an assembly where the brushes are already installed or do you what to get a new motor, if you do not want to install the brushes individually.
I don't know if a brush assembly is easily available for that motor. A few people have swapped the said Asko brushes into the holders and been happy. From looking up at RepairClinic, your motor seems to be just the model where that procedure applies... has been said to be an easy job, and still fairly inexpensive compared to a new motor. Two brushes of this style are $65,10 plus shipping, a new motor would be $209,15 plus shipping... and most of the time you only need the brushes, you're off with about the same amount of work, and you're off with $140ish less cost.

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=406940
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=406940

The upper link was looked up by your washer model, the lower by the motor part number in the discussion on the job... they route to the same part. You can buy the motor from one of those links, if you don't want to do the brush job.

Anyway, if you decide to swap the brushes only, this should be pretty much plug and play. You can buy the brushes by the link I posted earlier, but check their condition first. If there is plenty left, the problem is most probably somewhere else.



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