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Good evening, I am confident that I have a bra wire stuck behind the drum in my Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer. I have a handy hubby - what can we do?

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Try removing the element from the drum and use a torch to locate the wire,sometimes you can see it sticking through the holes in the drum,so you will be able to pullm it back

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