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Whirlpool duet washer has rock, marble, or something stuck inside

There is a foreign object of some type inside the machine. I can hear it when the machine is washing clothes, and when it gets to the final spin cycle it is the loudest sound I have ever heard. I had Sears come out yesterday and they reccomended replacing the drum for $473. Any suggestions?

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  • kpaller Apr 13, 2008

    I've had mine for 1 week now - and it sounds like a pebble is in there! Maybe like a ticking noise? Once it really gets spinning the noise stops though - Not sure what to do -

  • dthom4102 Jul 15, 2008

    Same problem, something is stuck in between the drum or something. Very loud on final spin cycle.. How do I get to it?

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    We think there is a rock or a marble in our washer and are not sure how to get the drum out to check and remove it. How do we do this?

  • sleblanc Jul 19, 2008

    Loud noise during the spin cycle - sounds like a marble. Don't know how to remove the drum to get it out.



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As long as your sure its an item between the tub assy the baffles in the drum can be removed and item fished out. but ifsomething snapped on the rear of the drum you would need to replace it. the baffle part number is 8182233, its about $40 thinknin thats worth a try before 475. the lower acess panel could also be removed and the main tub to pump hose could be removed which would give you a 3in hole to look through and try to grab somethin. worth a try

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  • Jeff Feb 06, 2012

    I have removed the lower access panel and found access to main tub to pump hose but unable to remove the silver brackets that is holding the hose to tub, any help or special assistance on how to get this rock, pebble, pen or something out of my final spin,

  • Jeff Feb 06, 2012

    I got the lower access panel off but I am having trouble removing the pump hose, any special tools or ideas?



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