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A piece of wire fell out of a bra and made its way through the little holes in the drum of my frigidaire affinity front load washer. it appears that about a million parts must be removed to access that spot. how do I get something out of there?

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You will have to remove back panel, remove agitator, then remove tub and bearings.

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Remove the power !!

Tip the machine towards the back and front to get as much water out of it as possible

Tip the machine back agains a wall or a bench with a cloth protecting both surfaces

Put a wooden block underneath the front edge of the machine in case it falls on you

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