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Seem to have something between drum and casing, scratchy sound when drum turned round, can we get into the drum to remove it.

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This is a fun task. Not sure of this model number, whether it has a heater or not, if it does you can remove the heater and attempt to get out whatever it is out through there. The other way is to remove the bottom bellows, drain out the water through the drain trap first, this will give you a bit of access. The easiet way is to take the front panel off, otherwise you would have to tip the unit back, securing it, and trying to access it that way.

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