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Screw stuck in washer bottom

I have a model #41794702300 stackable Kenmore washer/dryer. A screw from someone's pocket has fallen into one of the holes at the bottom of the washer tub. It fell in with the head sticking about 1/2 inch out of the hole. However, now that we've fiddled with it for two days, the head has come off. The tub will not rotate; so I'm guessing the other end of the screw is stuck in a belt or something. How can we access the underneath side of the tub to remove the screw?

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It appears you'll need to remove the tub in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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