I was wondering if anyone knew the best way to remove an obstacle (suspected bra wire) from the drum of my FLS1183W (Aquacycle 1050)?
I cannot see the obstacle through the drain holes of the drum, and tried revolving the drum back and fourth in the hope that it would poke through one of the holes.
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Re: Obstacle wire stuck in drum (model FLS1183W)
You will have to split the case u will find 6 8mm bolt under the lid remove the 2 rear looking from the front then down the sides u will see 2 round plastic covers remove them by putting a small screw driver in the centre of the lug there r another 8mm bolt in each side use a small screw driver to remove the mains and valve block now the cabinet will split u will need a 10mm socket to remove the heater and a claw hammer to get the heater out of its housing use the claw by caerfully placeing it under the terminal 1side @ a time and the heater will come out u will be able to get the bra wire out from there u may need a set of long nose plyers good luck and make sure u have unplugged the machine b4 u start any dissmanteling
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Tricky one there. Anyway, best way to tackle that is to locate the heating element and remove it. The bra cup spring normally locates itself against the element. Look in the element cavity with a torch and you will normally find it while slowly turning the drum. Use a long type of extraction pliers and remove.
DONT RELEASE SEAL. Tilt machine and remove sump hose get someone to rotate drum in hope you can catch hold of wire. be careful of fingers on drum as they are like cheese grater. good luck this is best way and a little patience will do the job
Depends where it is stuck. If near the very front you can sometimes get them by removing the door seal to gain a small access between drums. Other ways is remove the outlet pipe from the bottom of the drum or easiest and most probable area where it stuck is remove heating element. Provides a better view and bra wires normally get stuck on them.
Are you from outside the United States? I tried running the model number in our system and it does not come up as submitted. In the GE/Hotpoint Look-up there are only three models listed...Without a good and verifiable model number, I cannot help further.....
disconnect from electricity. take back panel off.you will see heater at bottom of tub held in by 1 10mm nut.disconnect wires to it. loosen this nut and pull heater out - you may have to help it with a screwdriver. you can then see into the gap between tub and drum and fish for the bra wire. tell her not to wear bras with wires!!
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
Switch off machine and unplug it from the wall socket. Remove back plate and identify the heating element. It should be located at the bottom of the outer drum. Remove element and you will have limited access to the space between the drums. Rotate the drum slowly by hand untill the bra wire gets to the bottom of the drum. Remove obstruction with hook or long tweeser.