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Washing machine making banging noise

I have a front loading machine. The banging noise sounds like something metal, loose, moving around. I think it could be even perhaps a coin. The object i think is trapped between the inner drum, and the outer drum. Is there a way i could easily get between the drums to get the object out, or would you recommend it would be a better idea to phone an engineer.

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Dear Allahba,

First question you want to ask yourself is "how mechanical am I ?) If you feel comfortable pulling the thing appart and confident you can get it back together then go for it. You should be able to find diagrams for your make and model on the net. Just remember to unplug everything power,water etc. before you start. Otherwise call an expert.

Good luck.

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Buy a new one smartass

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