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Coin trapped between rotating drum and casing

Machine washes fine and spins ok to 800rpm
above 800rpm it sounds like a tin can with spare nuts and bolts rattling around. Filter is clean- water pump
works ok. Removed small coins from door seal folds
but ,i guess , one or 2 have got into space under drum
How do i get at them?? as need coins to buy more beer!

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  • dogwatch Nov 20, 2008

    thanks echelon for that- problem now leaking front door seal

    any idea how to remove it ( appears to me that the drum has to come out)

    regards tom

  • dogwatch Nov 20, 2008

    Hi again - this model has a white plastic framework around the neck of the drum at the front of the machine (weight counterbalance - not to the rear) - so there is no access visible to reach the metal ring to remove the seal.

    Looks like the only possibility is to remove the drum!

    Many thanks for your support - any more suggestions appreciated - Tom


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Get underneath the machine and remove the big black house coming directly out of the drum,this is held in place with either a screw tie or pinch type tie.
Put the machine back level and see if the coins drop out (they should) or have a feel around inside the drum.
Please make sure machine is unplugged and empty before carrying out this procedure.
Some water will come out of hose.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • echelon237 Nov 20, 2008


    Take off the top, around the seal you will see a metal ring holding the seal to the drum.

    There should also be a similar ring on the front of the machine when you open the door.

    To remove the the seal, look for the screw and unscrew the retaining steel ring.

    This will slacken the seal and you will be able to remove it.Put on the new seal making sure it is fitted in the reverse procedure you took the old one off.

    Please note this is a time consuming and fiddley job


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