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There is a dime stuck in one of the 3 vanes in the drum--I can see it through the holes. Can I get it out myself or do I need to call for service. If I have to call for service, how involved is the repair?

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  • robmel795 Sep 13, 2010

    In the interim, can I still use the washing machine without causing damage?

  • robmel795 Sep 13, 2010

    It rattles.

  • robmel795 Sep 13, 2010

    How familiar are you with this particular model? I decided to wash another load and did not hear any rattling during the cycle. When the load was done, there was no rattling when I manually rotated the drum as there had been when I initially asked my question. Where do you think the dime went and should I be concerned? It seemed to be trapped inside the vane--are there drain holes under the vane leading to the drain pipe or are the vanes just attached to the drum to assist in agitating clothes? I really like the machine and don't want to cause any damage. Thank you.

  • robmel795 Sep 13, 2010

    I don't see a panel on the lower front side of my machine to remove. I did not purchase a pedestal with my machine, and all of the panels are located on the top front as the picture shows. Would the coin trap be in the back?

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Hi.

the coin should end in the coin trap, whigh is located in hose to drain pump.
The coin should not cause any damage to machine, try washing it down by performing a cycle with no load, set half load and eventually forward cycle to drain after filling.
Once you drain down the coin, this will end up being caught by the trap filter.The coin trap is accessed removing the panel at the lower front side of the machine. Be prepared to collect water in the hose with a container. Remember to disconnect power before performing any maintainance.

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    Ginko Sep 27, 2010

    Re:"Where do you think the dime went and should I be concerned?"

    The coin is gone in the filter trap, before reaching the drain pump. That was summarily explained in my previous comment.

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Hi. If you can see it, you may be able to reach it with a tiny pair of needle nosed pliers and some patience. Other wise call a couple of shops and explain the problem. Ask them what they will charge u to come out and remove the dime. J.

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MY question is what problem is the dime causing? IF it is just bothering you leave it there. It cannot do any damage. Even if it is loose in the drum behind the fins there is still no problem.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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