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Object between rotation and stationary drums

Underwire from a bra worked its way between the drums making quite a racket during spin cycles. Need best way to access this space to remove the wire, hopefully with out major disassembly on one month old unit

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Solved the problem - removed the back piece of the washer to give relatively easy access to the drain hose to the pump. Removed the hose at the tub end and there was and end of the wire waiting to be pulled out ! Reattaching the hose is a bit of a fuss but the whole process was relatively simple . Other posts about blocked drains etc. pointed the way - thanks

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