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Key in machine

There is a key in the machine under the drum.when the machine is on spin the key is tearing between the drum and what it runs i know its a key is becauce 1 key has come out already(by accident).have you got any advice on how to get under the drum.

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  • maurice madigan Jul 12, 2007

    thanks for the suggestion about the sump hose,it worked.



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2 things you can do, either remove the sump hose from the bottom of the drum,or take the back off remove the element and fish the key out from there

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