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Have sock fall into the gap (outside the drum). any way to retrieve it or anything else we don't know has fallen?

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Loosening top plastic nut and removed top 1/2 of agitator, then loosened nut to lift out bottom 1/2 of agitator.

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How to remove a sock that has slipped over the drum top lip down in between the drum and outer casing?

Go to and enter the model. You will be presented with a list of common replacement parts and may be able to view a generic video showing disassembly. Disassemble your washer only enough to retrieve the sock and caution it not to disappear again.

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hi have u lost any small items i have done a few washers were socks get throungh gap in drum at front when they role up between inner and outer drum they will lock it up

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I think there is a sock of something stuck in between the drum how can i access it

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Object catching behind the drum.

There is no quck fix for this problem.
You can try removing the large hose on bottom of drum,and try to retrieve it that way.
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How can you get between the drum it sound if somethin loos

In short, you can't.

Not unless you remove the entire drum assembly from the machine and separate the inner and outer drums. Doing this will require that the drum bearing is replaced: it's not an easy job and in any case removing the inner drum usually breaks the polypropylene outer drum. As an ultra budget model, your washing machine was never designed to have the drums separated.

The noise you have is almost certainly something which has fallen from a pocket and then slipped past the front seal into the gap between the drums. You can either wait and hope for the object to break up until the parts are small enough to appear in the trap at the lower front of the machine (check the trap regularly for partial blockages until the noise has been gone for a while), or you can tip the machine forward and shake it to ensure the loose item is at the front of the drum and then try to carefully prise apart the seal just enough to remove the debris. Doing this will damage the seal though and at worst it will need immediate replacement and may stretch it sufficiently that other loose items fall into the gap and can lead to clothing damage as garments slip partially into the gap during a wash cycle and get "chewed".

In practice, if you find a good local washing machine repairer then they'll have their own favourite tricks to recover loose debris. I've personally cut access panels into the outer drum and then made good afterwards but not all washing machine repairers can apply boat hull repair experience to the task!

Note that almost all Indesit W123's will now be well past their five year design lifespan. If your machine has any other issues then now might be a good time to take advantage of the current low prices offered by retailers and to also avoid paying the additional VAT which will be added when it returns to the old 17.5% rate in January.

Sorry not to be able to provide a quick and easy fix, but you can prevent the problem in the first place by always checking all pockets and hems for coins, cards, keys etc. before washing and to ensure that socks, tights, and similar items are washed in a closed net bag. I hope that my reply has been of some assistance in at least preventing you from making the fault any worse and only ask in return that you rate my answer.

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The sock is binding in the blower wheel which in turn stops the motor.
Unplug the dryer and turn off the gas supply. Look down at the very bottom of the front panel to find and remove the 2/3 screws across the bottom. Pull the bottom of the front panel out then down to release the clips holding it to the top cover. This will give to access to the other parts to retrieve your sock.

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The model number you have listed has the dryer vent on top of the dryer. Small items commonly fall down into the vent chute on these dryers. Articles can easily be retrieved by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltage is still present inside a dryer even when it is turned off.

2. Remove the lint screen and remove the two screws that connect the vent chute to the top panel.

3. Turn the dryer around so you can access the rear, and remove the exhaust vent hose.

4. Locate and loosen all the screws from the perimeter of the dryer back panel.

5. Remove the back panel of the dryer.

The air blower assembly and dryer vent chute are located on the left hand side (as viewed from the rear of the dryer). Remove the screws that hold the vent chute in place and you will be able to access anything that has fallen into it.

NOTE: Anything left in the vent can eventually get caught in the blower fan. So, it is important to retrieve anything caught in this area to prevent damage to the fan and to ensure the dryer ventilates properly.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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A sock fell in the vent of my whirlpool dryer

If you mean the lint trap, try this: Unplug the dryer. With a dryer brush (~$10.00 @ Lowe's/similar), bend to approximate the curvature of your cavity and try to retrieve. If this doesn't work, slide/scoot the dryer out and remove the venting duct. Carry outside and dump. If no sock there, look into the dryer exhaust (where the duct connects). Use the brush again to retrieve said sock (and generally clean as you go, as it never hurts). Also look at your vent where your dryer exhaust passes through the wall, clean as you go..... This should get you back up and running.
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