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Hotpoint WMA56 - Puts holes in washing

We ahve a problem with our Hotpoint WMA56. When my wife puts does a wash, she says that on a regular basis, holes are being put into the clothes in the wash. She is convinced that there is something sharp behind the drum, that occasionally pokes through the holes, and causes damage. She thinks it may be wire from a bra strap, or something similar. I have taken off the top off the washing machine, in an effort to see whether I could examine the drum internally, but there is a two piece plastic casing around it, which look like a big job to take off. Has anyone got any ideas, about the problem, or some tips about stripping down. Look forward to your input, and many thanks.

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Could well be a bra wire. the easiest way to check is: remove small cover on rear bottom of machine. you will see the heater on rhs. loosen centre nut and prise heater out. shine a torch down the hole and turn the drum slowly and any foreign object should be apparant

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