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Bra wire has between drums

A bra wire has got in between the inner and outer drums. Is there a way to get into the drum without removing the whole assembly fom the machine? It looks like there are catches to remove the front of the drum, but no obvious way to access them. Any tips would be appreciated.

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  • Bruce Hall Jun 25, 2007

    Actually, I took the plunge and succeeded.

    For anyone else with the problem:

    The minimum part removal to access the drum are:
    - Door seal (remove clip top left inside door, then remove locking wire and remove seal from fornt panel)
    - Lid (3 screws on back)
    - Control Panel (4 screws around detergent drawer) and it unclips on the right hand side
    - Front panel (3 screws along top and another 3 along botom)
    - Door lock (2 screws) allows panel to be moved out of the way

    Mow you should have a clear view of the black clips holding the drum fac onto the drum cylinder.

    Pop those off (watch the hidden clip bottom dead centre behind the element connecter), and the front comes away nice and easy, bottom first to get the element out.

    You should now ave easy access to anything between the drums.

    Put back in reverse order.

  • shonab Jul 01, 2008

    I think there is a coin stuck in my drum, will i do the same procedure to get it out

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    how can i remove it as it is stuck in the drum

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You will need to call in an on site tech.but from my exp.the tub assembly would need to be replaced if you want to solve this problem.

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