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Bra wire stuck

My partners wire from her Bra has come out of bra and is now stuck between drum and outer casing. it is causing a lot of noise while machine is running. How or is there an easy way to split or get at this to remove.

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  • stephb415 Mar 22, 2009

    I have a GE washer, model # wjrr417ogoww. I can hear the wire rubbing against the drum. The wire moves around, you can tell it doesn't stay on one side of the washer. Wondering how to get it out...

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You may not have to take the washer apart, take a good ligtht and look around inside the spin tub, if a part of the underwire is sticking thru, try and pull it out. Do not use the washer until the wire is removed or it actually could cut the tub and then the machine will leak $$$

Let me know the make and model if you need more assistance

T

Posted on May 24, 2008

  • max smith Nov 12, 2011

    i have the same problm but i don't know how to take washer apart it is hotpoint wf541
    if you could hlp me I will be greatfull
    Max

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