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Rock stuck between barrel drum and casing

I'm hoping one of you can help me. My son likes to collect rocks. He's four. He sticks them in his pocket and we don't always see them before we put his clothes in the washer. Apparently one (or more) of these rocks got sucked inside. So now, when the washer spins, the rock(s) makes an extremely loud rattling sound. We don't know how to get the drum off or how to get inside the casing to find the rock.

Any suggestions? (besides the obvious one of 1. checking pockets better and 2. telling our four year old to collect something that doesn't get stuck in the washer.)

Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
Thanks,
Karen

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Dear friend,
ngfam at you service! happy to assist!

call the tech!!!!!!!
it's to complected to take of the drum!
No joke

We sell appliances for 65 years and I recommend this nation wide Factory repair service!

Call A&E Factory Service /They service nation wide
And are available 24/7 for making appointments!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more,it may make sense not to invest any money to fix it!

Happy to assist you,
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