View single post by Keinokuorma
 Posted: Wed Aug 30th, 2006 07:45 pm
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lzfitz wrote: I just installed the new brushes ... but the machine is giving a fairly high pitched whine.  Did your's do that for a while? 
themare wrote: Yeah, it was kinda a high sound for about 2 washes.

The new brushes take some time for the curvature to settle so that it matches the commutator curvature. Often you don't get optimum power out of the motor, and you may have undesirable noises. A little filing or sanding of the brush head edges may help avoid this.

And, you don't necessarily need to replace with any original part, if you're dealing with a 10+ year old machine... I have repaired some several washer etc. motors with car parts. Talking about alternator brushes...

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