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I washed a underwire bra and the wire came out and went into the inner works ... how do we open it up and get it out from under the drum?

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Can you see it? does any of it stick into the wash tub?

Use a good flash light to look for it. when you find it and if your LUCKY you maybe able to pull it out with a pliers.

Do Not use the machine until you get it out. It could cut the tub and cost you $$$$ to repair or worse replace.

If you cant find it, call a service company to make a service call.

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