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Something got through the small tub drain holes and drags on the tub when it turns..how do I get under the tub and remove it ?

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Please be more specific on what device you want to work: type and model number are needed, without then we're just guessing.
If you referring to an oven then in all models the bottom is removable - all you will need to do is to slide it out.
If you are referring o a washer/dryer the you will have to disassemble it completely and remove the drum to access its bottom of the tub. This is a very fiddly job that should be left to a pro - he will also need to replace the front gasket which is clearly defective.

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