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Object blocking drum

Fairly certain that one of my son's marbles got past the seal. Is this something I should even try to troubleshoot or just call a tech?

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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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Sounds like a loose screw on spin cycle

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.

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GE adora front load makes loud rattling sound in spin cycle. nothing in drum. sounds like a ball bearing

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

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There seems to be something between the drum and the plastic outer casing of the drum. When the drum spins, there is a scraping noise and the object does seem to move inside the space. It doesn't hinder...

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!

Self repair Rules!

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LG gas dryer DLG0452W drum makes a clicking noise

one of the dry drum baffle screw might be lose are there might be something caught inbetween the dry drum front seal are rear

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Horrible scraping noice when drum rotates


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How can you get between the drum it sound if somethin loos

In short, you can't.

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.

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Well, I have the GE front load washer, model WBVH6240. I've got a marble stuck between the drum and the housing of the drum. It doesn't seem to be causing any damage, yet. Just makes a LOT of noise, so we...

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.

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A marble or a bearing is rolling behind the drum


Like they say where there is a will there is a way.

This was too simple, I had determined that in fact it was a marble from my childs clothes.
So i thought if it can get in there, it can come out the same way.

Take a ziplock sandwich bag, turn it inside out, fish the opened side down the crack between the drum and the flange around it. This is the only place a marble can get in or out.

This took a little patience but you will feel the marble hit the baggie, keep giggleing it and front and back rotation until you feel you have captured the marble, think of it as a game.

When you have it gentley pull it out and assist with a pry bar as I realized after, and open the area just enough for it to pass.

Vola a scored marble.

took me approx ten minutes and didn't have to curse once.

I hope this little Mc Giver trick works for you all and you feel as good as I did and saved alot of money.

Ps. didn't even see any mention from these repair guys of any such expertise.

Dec 08, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Sounds like there is a marble or coin in drum

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

Jul 06, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool duet washer has rock, marble, or something stuck inside

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

Mar 06, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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