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When removing clothes after wash I noticed a clunking noise - thought it was a coin or similar in the drum, but nothing there. When rotating drum by hand it feels as if it is running over an obstruction once or so every rotation. Haven't run it under power since.
I assume there is an outer and an inner drum - is it possible for something to get trapped between the two drums?
If so, is it a DIY job to remove the item, or should I give up and get a professional in?

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  • mark_ogilvie Dec 02, 2008

    Sorry, this is a WDJ 1094 washer dryer (Turbospin 1000) - not sure how I got the wrong model, first time I've used this site!

  • mark_ogilvie Dec 21, 2008


    Thanks for the suggestions - I got as far as opening up the back and having a look, thinking about removing the sump hose and then deciding it was maybe a job too far for me without a bit more consideration. The machine seemed to be working ok, so carried on using it. Then, rather bizarrely, after 3-4 washes the gravel appeared inside the inner drum after spinning, with the clean washing! No problems since. How did this happen? Was I temporarily in an anti-centripetal forcefield?!! Anyway, fixed itself without any intervention from me, which is my favourite kind of fix!
    Thanks again for your help.

  • pedropony2 May 11, 2010

    It is sometimes possible to get it out by removing heating element and fishing but with zanussi this is not a 5 min job. however if you would like to have a go post back and i will guide you through it.



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Hope your problem was solved.
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Yes, there is something trapped between the inner and outer drum, you could try removing the sump hose from the bottom of the drum, this will give you more room to fish about than possibly removing the heater. If you do remove the heater, you may not get it back in, then you will have to fit a new one.
The sump hose is the large hose fastened to the bottom of the outer tub.

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