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I have a CTD40 Aquarius Dryer and an underwire from a bra has worked its way into the back of the drum through the dryer holes at the back of the drum. Is there an easy way into it to retrieve the item as I makes a grinding sound?

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  • Friday2kuk Jul 07, 2008

    It did work, however I did have to take the back of the machine off to get to the offending article as it had wrapped itself around the spindle... No bother though, opened back there it was...

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Take a pair of tweezers and a flashlight and turn the drum slowly around trying to see it and grab it with the tweezers to pull it out through one of the holes.

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A common broblem with dryers and washers alike is the underwire out of womens bras coming out and getting through one of the holes in the drum wich makes a horrible racket. Open the door and use a flashlight to look inside to see if you can see the underwire in one of the holes. They also get stuck in the front seal where the drum rides around this is another good place to look.

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