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Obstacle wire stuck in drum (model FLS1183W)

I was wondering if anyone knew the best way to remove an obstacle (suspected bra wire) from the drum of my FLS1183W (Aquacycle 1050)? I cannot see the obstacle through the drain holes of the drum, and tried revolving the drum back and fourth in the hope that it would poke through one of the holes.

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You will have to split the case u will find 6 8mm bolt under the lid remove the 2 rear looking from the front then down the sides u will see 2 round plastic covers remove them by putting a small screw driver in the centre of the lug there r another 8mm bolt in each side use a small screw driver to remove the mains and valve block now the cabinet will split u will need a 10mm socket to remove the heater and a claw hammer to get the heater out of its housing use the claw by caerfully placeing it under the terminal 1side @ a time and the heater will come out u will be able to get the bra wire out from there u may need a set of long nose plyers good luck and make sure u have unplugged the machine b4 u start any dissmanteling

Posted on Jun 27, 2007


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