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Loose pin trapped between drumm and water tank

A bra wire has slipped through the drum wholes and I can't figure out how to retrieve it. No instructions to be found in the owner's manual. And when on high spin, it makes a lot of noise and I'm afraid it could damage the machine.

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This problem has been going on ever since wire bras meet fully auto washers the only way to remove it is to take the drum out and tip the machine upside down its a simple job but does reqwire some level of knowledge as to how to do it as all machines are different but the main thing is it cant hurt your washer the average washer after 5 yrs has around 7 wires stuck in it so unless the noise is driving you mad my best advice is ignore it they are designed to deal with these types of problems if you do wish to service the washer please feel free to email me with the make and model and i will write you a how to do diagram to remove the drum

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