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Bobby pin stuck in washing machine - high pitch noise during spin

I know it's this problem because i paid 150 bucks to find out last time. the guy came and took off the front of the machine undid the tubing and pulled a couple bobby pins out. I'd like to try it myself but i can't figure out how to get the front of the machine off. i can open the top but the front seems to be screwed in several places and i don't even know how to get to some of the screws. is there an easier way. my machine is a maytag atlantis.

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I just had this exact issue and was able to solve it myself. I thought I was in for a $300-400 fix. It sounded like the bearings or transmission was going out it was so loud.

My first clue was from the bobby pins **** in the stainless wash tub. The first thing I would do is put a 2x4 underneath the front to prop it up and pull the belt off. Spin the three wheels down there and see if they're all smooth. In my case the water pump did not spin smooth, something was wrong.

To get to the water pump, you need to take a putty knife to push the clips in the top, one on either side and the whole top will prop open. Next there are two bolts you need to unscrew and the front will slide out. The water pump will be on the front right. You need to take a large plyers or vice grips and squeeze the clamps to pull the two hoses off (keep a towel handy because there's probably water in them yet too). Pull the hoses off and now you should be able to have access to the 3 x 10mm bolts the hold on the water pump. Pull the pump out and inspect that there isn't any thing obstructing the impeller blades. In my case two bobby pins were wedged in there making the racket. I was able to take a real long needle nose plyers and pull them out.

Putting it all back together is reverse of what is above.

Whew! thought I was going to be out some bucks for the repair tech coming out! Hopefully someone else finds this usefull!

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Once you open the top, push the tub back and there are two small screws on top. The front will then fold out and lift off.

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