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Re: Object blocking drum
Quite easy to fix. take back panel off and remove heater - this is held by a 10mm nut in the centre. loosen nut and prize heater out and you can then see into the gap between tub and drum so you can fish marble out
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More than likely it's something like a wire from a brasiere, or something from a pocket that has dropped into the drum..
Use a torch, and look through the holes in the drum until you see the object.. then use a thin wire through the holes, to poke it to the front, if you remove the seal, or poke it towards the drain outlet, then clean out the pump filter.
its the inner baskets bearings behind this basket as water gets past the rear seal into these bearings and ruins them,you need to dismantle the entire unit to remove the inner basket from the outer tub to replace these bearings
Most seals completely prevent clothing ie a tiny kids sock or other kids clothes. if it's bouncing about in side the exterior drum, something has broken and fallen inside there that shouldn't be.
Mine started with a wobbly spin, and ended up being a main spider gear that holds the wash drum inside the exterior drum perfectly with a watertight seal to a DD motor! A $240 dollar part shipped in saved the machine because the dryer has tons of miles left in it.
I used a video on Youtube to make the repair step by step including putting it back together again!
Not unless you remove the entire drum assembly from the machine and separate the inner and outer drums. Doing this will require that the drum bearing is replaced: it's not an easy job and in any case removing the inner drum usually breaks the polypropylene outer drum. As an ultra budget model, your washing machine was never designed to have the drums separated.
The noise you have is almost certainly something which has fallen from a pocket and then slipped past the front seal into the gap between the drums. You can either wait and hope for the object to break up until the parts are small enough to appear in the trap at the lower front of the machine (check the trap regularly for partial blockages until the noise has been gone for a while), or you can tip the machine forward and shake it to ensure the loose item is at the front of the drum and then try to carefully prise apart the seal just enough to remove the debris. Doing this will damage the seal though and at worst it will need immediate replacement and may stretch it sufficiently that other loose items fall into the gap and can lead to clothing damage as garments slip partially into the gap during a wash cycle and get "chewed".
In practice, if you find a good local washing machine repairer then they'll have their own favourite tricks to recover loose debris. I've personally cut access panels into the outer drum and then made good afterwards but not all washing machine repairers can apply boat hull repair experience to the task!
Note that almost all Indesit W123's will now be well past their five year design lifespan. If your machine has any other issues then now might be a good time to take advantage of the current low prices offered by retailers and to also avoid paying the additional VAT which will be added when it returns to the old 17.5% rate in January.
Sorry not to be able to provide a quick and easy fix, but you can prevent the problem in the first place by always checking all pockets and hems for coins, cards, keys etc. before washing and to ensure that socks, tights, and similar items are washed in a closed net bag. I hope that my reply has been of some assistance in at least preventing you from making the fault any worse and only ask in return that you rate my answer.
I being a previous repairman, would not suggest to go ahead with it, the drum is a tough thing to work with and even I woud sooner live with the noise than go get it out,the drum is supported by a rear bearing that should not be effected by a marble,< best advice for you to try is unplug unit and tip forward until drum is level, with door open and shake drum to try to get it to fall into drain hose> if marble moves freely between drum and tub this will work,< the drain has a catch to prevent it from getting to pump. If you succeed at this then remove lower panel below door and there is a removable cap on drain to clean it out, remove cap< twisting it > and retreive marble. if marble doesn't move freely damage to unit may happen due to constricting movement of drum,< call repairman because it will require complete disassembly of the unit and not inexpensive either.
remove the heater which is held by 1 19mm nut in the centre and prize out carefully with a screwdriver. you can then see the gap between the drum and the tub and fish out whatever is in there. a common problem
as long as your sure its an item between the tub assy the baffles in the drum can be removed and item fished out. but ifsomething snapped on the rear of the drum you would need to replace it. the baffle part number is 8182233, its about $40 thinknin thats worth a try before 475. the lower acess panel could also be removed and the main tub to pump hose could be removed which would give you a 3in hole to look through and try to grab somethin. worth a try