How to Replace DC Motor Brushes?

Answer Motor brushes are an essential component part of any motor, whether it operates using direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC). Two brushes are fixed diagonally opposite each other and touch... Read More »

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How to Replace Brushes on a Four Brush Starter Motor?

Brushes in a four brush starter motor are used to brush away harmful materials that can get into the motor and make it stop working. Due to how hard they work, the brushes eventually wear out and s... Read More »

What Do the Brushes of a Motor Do?

If you have seen sparks through the motor cooling vents on a power drill, you have seen electric motor brushes at work. The arcing occurs because electricity is being conducted from the nonrotating... Read More »

What Are Electric Motor Brushes?

A basic electric motor has the following parts: a field magnet (which creates a steady magnetic field), an axle holding a metal armature, wire coils, a commutator (a special electrical switch) and ... Read More »

How to Replace Car Alternator Brushes?

While servicing your car, you should ensure that the alternator is is functioning. If the alternator doesn't recharge the battery, your car soon will go dead. Here's how to replace the alternator b... Read More »