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I need to get access to the drum, how easy is this to strip out?

There is a piece of metal from my wife's bra lodged underneath the drum, or internal between the drum rotational skin and the drum itself.

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  • drewdfp Mar 01, 2009

    Thanks Daveeboy



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If you remove one of the paddles from inside the drum you may be able to grab it with long nose pliers or wire coathanger.
put a small screw driver into the paddle's 3rd hole from the front to press in a metal tab carefully not to bend it completely and pull the paddle towards the front and it will come off.
if the bra wire is up the back of the drum you may be able to grab it with removal of the heater element round the back of the machine at the bottom of the drum, loosen the 10mm bolt,(not off clompletely) and wiggle the heater out.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Ron M Jun 29, 2010

    Exactly what I needed. Job all done in about 10 mins. Very many thanks.



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