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Something is under the drum and when it spins it scrapes. How do I get it out?

Something must have fallen through the holes in the drum (maybe a pin or hairclip) and now when it's on its spin cycle, it makes a terrible noise. Am I able to take the front off the machine to get at it? Tried taking the back off but there is no access through that way

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Re: Something is under the drum and when it spins it...

Are you sure its not the bearing thats away thats what it sounds like to me

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Can I safely use my washer if I hear something metal scraping during spin cycle?

You can, but I wouldn't. The outer skin of the drum is made of plastic. If it is a coin, it could dislodge, get caught again in mid spin and punch a hole straight through the plastic.

Get a flashlight and look between the seal and the outer drum when you open the door.

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Why is drum rattling?

Typically there are 2 reasons for this. Either, you have something trapped in the drum (Underwire Bra wires are the favorite for getting through the holes on the drum, getting caught near the bottom of the drum and making a horrible rattling scrape), OR your bearings are failing. If it's bearings then typically the noise will be far far louder on spin than on wash and you may have found bits of plastic and grey or greasy residue in your washing. This detritus will be from the grease in the bearings and small scrapings of the outer plastic drum, created as the inner drum, spinning erratically, catches it some of the time. If it's the latter, then sadly it's typically an uneconomical repair. Bearing replacements usually cost around £140, at which point you end up with an old machine, with one good part in it, which is questionable economics! If it is a "sealed drum" (that is to say, the drum cant be dismantled and the 2 halves of the outer drum are chemically bonded together during manufacture), then you are looking at the cost of replacing the entire drum, which usually works out at between 60%-75% of the cos of the machine when you bought it new.

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On spin cycle sounds like change or rocks spinning around in drum.

Could be a bad bearing or something loose on the drum that doesn't rattle until you get up to spin speed. Look for something like pins, nails or screws stuck in the holes of the drum, or possibly under the protuberances (fins) inside the drum. Does the sound occur all through the spin cycle or only at top speed?

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My washing machine although washing and emptying quietly. When it goes into spin and slowly gone very noisy, perhaps like a grating sort of noise, but no strange smell. I have tried spinning slower but it...

maybe a under wire from bras stuck in drum.when machine is empty look in drum holes and see if anything is poking through the holes.keeping turning the drum as you look,sometimes hard too spot has the tips are often white.

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A wire came out of an item of clothing and is now stuck under the drum. You can hear it scrape when the washer spins. It is a front load washer. What should I do?

Best left alone, it should eventually break up, or find it's way into the filter
Run your fingers over the inside of the druy, you may be able to feel it sticking through one of the holes in the drum and retrieve it that way.

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Kenmore HE2Plus washer. It sounds like a pin or other metal object may have fallen through the holes of the drum. You can hear it roll around when you spin the drum. Is there any way to remove it without...

Overfilling loads can cause small objects like pins, coins, and small socks to get between the tub abd Basket of your washer.

The basket is held onto the rear half of the outer tub simply by the bolt to the main pulley.
Remove the bolt, remove the pulley, and the basket shaft should slip right out of the bearings of
the rear tub.

Simply shining a light around between the basket and outer tub should confirm that there is something in there, since you have access to do this with
the front tub removed. Go ahead, remove the pulley and bolt, and if
the basket comes out, then check everything out.

If it doesn't, don't try pounding it out; stop there and go to plan B, which is a new basket
and tub assembly.

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its one of two things 1. something is stuck under the lip of the drum,like a dime or paperclip. Fell all around the lip of the drum and you should feel it. 2. your Bearing Glides are worn down, they run about $5 each and yours has four of them, you will need to pull it apart to change them, its not to hard to do yourself

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hi there,

sounds like you may have something caught between the tumbler and the cabinet. since the drum has holes in it, can you have a look if you can see anything that's come of clothing, like a bra wire. it's usually something bigger.

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