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Renegade bra underwires

Underwires have escaped from my bra into the belly of the machine during the last wash. It seems to be working just fine, but I'm worried they may cause some damage in there. Is there any way how I can pull them out myself?

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It probably get between the clothes tub and the outer tub. If it gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that's attached to the pump. To remove it from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub and try to remove it through the port. To access to it, first bail and sponge out any water in the machine's tub. Then tip the washer over on its front, using a heavy blanket or pad to protect the washer's finish. Good luck !

Posted on Sep 11, 2007


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