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Carbon Brush Connection - Glue or Cement

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Old 07-04-2008, 04:47:02 PM
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You know another good place to look for carbon brushes is vaccuum cleaner sales and service places......

If you can still find one these days
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:00:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Doogdoog View Post
Thanks for the replies and Don, I will have to measure the brush when I have access to it again and will let you know. Yes Jim, it looks like a small power tool brush but these are hard to find. I went to ACE hardware and asked the salesperson if they sold carbon brushes for an electric motor and she said I don't think we have paint brushes for that. LOL It's a minor thing but it's so sad that we cannot get parts like the old days (wow! I am old!). TIA

From the sounds of it she has not a clue of what they have in stock. Did you find the section with the parts drawers. They are about 12 x 12 inches and stacked. They hold special parts like wing nuts, lamp parts, carbon brushes, C-clips, hairpin clips, roll pins and a lot of unusual parts. It would be in the hardware section. As far as I know they all stock them. Don Smith send me the size and I will find them.
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Would jb weld work to glue in the wire?
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The Ford and GM window and windshield wiper motors I have repaired had sintered copper brushes. I suspect the current is too high for a small carbon brush.
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