Washing machine spare parts and accessories

How does a washing machine work?

Washing machines are taken for granted these days, but they are an achievement that has only made our lives easier since the recent past. For our grandparents and great-grandparents, washing was still a day-filling feat of strength that, moreover, did not always lead to a result that we would be satisfied with today. The most common washing machines are divided into front-loaders and top-loaders. This differentiation describes the way in which the washing machine is loaded.

Which spare parts can be replaced in washing machines on your own?

As helpful as a washing machine is, it is made up of many different components that vary in difficulty to replace. Few parts can be replaced without specialist knowledge. In some cases, it may be worth looking for repair instructions on the internet. If you are unsure, however, you should always consult a specialist before limiting the functionality of your washing machine or even causing a defect. In the worst case, the washing machine can cause water or fire damage after an incorrect repair. With a little technical skill, however, it is possible to replace a belt or a door seal. Likewise, hoses or filters can be changed without much effort, depending on the model.

Replacing and cleaning the filter

The filter of a washing machine is primarily the so-called lint filter. It should be cleaned regularly if you want to get something out of your washing machine for a long time. At the latest when the washing machine stops pumping out water, it is high time to check the lint filter. In most cases, access is very easy. There is often a flap on the front of your washing machine that you can open to access the lint filter. On front loaders, the flap is usually located on the bottom right or left of the front. On top-loaders, it is usually on one of the sides. Before cleaning, it is essential to read the instructions for use to avoid causing damage when you open the device or remove the filter. In some cases, you will also need accessories that are supplied by the manufacturer at the time of sale. Under no circumstances should you use sharp objects to open or clean the lint filter. You should have a small container and a cloth ready, as there will be water and dirt in the filter. In addition to cleaning under running water, you should also look for foreign objects that may be in the lint filter. It should be used without force after cleaning. Furthermore, check that you have closed the flap properly before using the washing machine afterwards. If the lint filter itself is defective, it can easily be replaced with the right spare part.

Replacing the carbon brush

The carbon brushes of a washing machine are important elements that determine the functionality of the motor. They are made of graphite and can wear out over time. They supply power to the motor and ensure that the washing machine motor moves. You can usually first recognise a defective carbon brush by the display of an error code. Replacing the brush can save you money, but should be considered in relation to the purchase price and the age of the washing machine. Independent repair should only be carried out with the appropriate expertise.

Replacing the pump

Cleaning the pump of your washing machine usually only takes a few minutes. Just as with the lint filter, regular cleaning will lead to a longer life for your washing machine. Since the pump is located directly behind the lint filter, you can easily combine both cleaning tasks. Once you have removed the filter, you can reach the pump directly. If the water in the washing machine does not drain and the lint filter has been cleaned, a defective pump may be the cause. Likewise, an unpleasant smell or a faulty drum indicates a defect at this point of the washing machine. You can easily find out whether there is a functional defect. Once you have removed the lint filter, you can feel whether the impeller is turning. If it does not turn, you can use a torch to see if any small parts are jammed in the pump. Instructions for disassembling the pump can be found on the internet, but if you are unsure, it is better to consult a professional.

Replacing shock absorbers

Does your washing machine suddenly take on a life of its own and wander around your washroom during the spin cycle? In this case, the shock absorbers are most likely defective. Particularly loud noises during the washing process can also be an unmistakable indicator. The shock absorbers are located around the drum at the end of two strong springs. This construction ensures that the machine is quiet and stands firmly. You can test the functionality before a major damage by trying to push the drum down carefully. If it remains in this position, there is a defect and the shock absorbers must be replaced. With a little manual skill, it is possible to replace the shock absorbers on your own responsibility. To do this, first unscrew the rear panel and then the shock absorbers can be reached in a few steps. If you have any doubts about how to do this, you should get help.

You will find the right accessories with us.

The regular use of your washing machine may lead to your replacement of parts in addition to the replacement of filters, which must be carried out by the specialised trade. However, in addition to accessories that can be easily replaced, our range is also aimed at customers with specialist knowledge. You will find the following spare parts and accessories in our range:

Drain hose Vat Knob Sealing ring Pressure switch & air trap Induction bowl Electronics Bellows Spring Filter Foot Housing Heater Carbon brush Condenser Ball bearing Bearing: miscellaneous Solenoid valve Drive rib Motor Pump Pump parts Belt Pulley Hinge Shock absorber Key switch Temperature limiter & temperature sensor Door Handle Door collar Door lock Connecting frame & base Shaft seal Feed hose Cleaning agent.

If you need spare parts that you cannot immediately find in our shop, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will advise you on the possibilities of supplying further spare parts. In our range you will find a large selection of original and alternative spare parts at attractive conditions. In principle, we stock the accessories of all current suppliers, such as Whirlpool, Miele or V-ZUG. Our products are all stored in Switzerland, which is why our direct dispatch takes place on a daily basis and you can have the desired product in your hands just a few days after ordering. Basically, you can rely on the fact that we can assure you of attractive conditions as well as daily shipping directly from Switzerland with the Swiss A-Post. Our customer service is available to answer any questions you may have: contact