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F you know they are in the pump, you also know where the pump is. Now some machines have a simple clip or clamp arrangement to access the impeller. Others have to have a few screws removed. Either way it is a simple matter to fix but.................you must disconnect the power cord from the socket while you are under the covers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember, water and power and stupidity do not mix well.
Just remember the reverse sequence to put it back together. Do make sure that the coins are not caught in the filter. Some front loaders have a strange access to the filter under a flap in the drum.
If this is working as it should, the coins should not get to the pump. If the filter is broken, get a new one.

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