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Manage My Life

Removing coins from my washing machine drum

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
June 26th, 2013

How do I get loose change (coins) out of the inside of my drum for my Kenmore front-end washing machine?

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Joey S
Deborah: I added an image below showing how to remove the impeller. The basket must float/move up and down to engage and disengage from the drive gear located under the basket. If the basket is not able to fall back down after the water drains, the basket will not engage to spin. It would also help to know what type of symptom(s) the washer is having in order to provide any specific trouble shooting assistance.
I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post along with the model number.
by Joey S
June 26th, 2013
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deborah billings
i have a wirlpool cabrio toploader washing machine that has no agitator so the change gets stuck in the bottom of the tub. my washing machine sometimes will not run and i am thinking it is due to the change in the bottom...i cannot get to any of the change but i can see them. can you tell me how to get all that change out of the bottom and if it could be affecting my washer
by deborah billings
June 26th, 2013
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Joey S
Simon: There will be residual water standing in the tub hose and pump. If you do see any standing water in the basket and it completed the cycle, it will be normal for water to run out when twisting the drain pump filter cap off. If you have wet/dry vacuum, attach the end of the vacuum hose to the end of the drain hose it should draw most to the residual water out. Have a shallow pan and an old towel to soak up any water that may leak out. Be sure to disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing. Before re-installing the drain pump clean out cap, wipe the seal clean of any debris and the mating surface on the pump before installing the cap.
by Joey S
December 21st, 2012
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Manage My Life
Thanks Joey. OK, so I turned off the circuit breaker and got the front panel off. There is a round white thing with a knob on it that I think is the drain pump cap. I twisted it slightly to open it and it started leaking! I then tightened it as best I could, but it's still leaking slightly. I thought the tub would be drained by the wash cycle. Now I have just run the drain cycle. The drain pump cap is still leaking slightly and I don't know what to do. How do you "drain the tub"???? Thanks!
by Manage My Life
December 20th, 2012
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Joey S
Simon: Based on your model number there is lower front access panel that can be easily removed in order to access the tub hose and drain pump. Remove the screws along the bottom of the front lower access panel and pull the bottom out and down. Once you take the panel off you will find the drain pump. There is cap on the drain pump which can be taken off to clean the drain pump filter. Be sure to disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the lower access panel. Drain the tub before removing the drain pump filter cap.
by Joey S
December 17th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Hi, I have a Maytag MFW9600SQ1. A couple of days ago it started rattling suddenly on the spin cycle. I suspect there is a coin in there as we retrieved other coins from it that day on the inside of the drum. There is a front panel on the machine under the drum but it has no exposed screws, so I don't know how to take it off. Additionally, the machine is recessed into a closet and has a dryer on top of it. Do I have to move the washer at all to remove the coin? How do I take off the front panel?

Thanks for any assistance. I suspect I may need a professional to take care of this...but any advice appreciated.

Thanks
Simon
by Manage My Life
December 15th, 2012
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Joey S
John: Based on your discription I would suspect the tub bearings are bad. You will need to call a service technician to repair this type of issue. It is major repair.
by Joey S
December 10th, 2012
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Manage My Life
HELP! Ours is a Maytag, Model #MHWE300VW13... THANKS!! It sounds horrendous!! :(
by Manage My Life
December 8th, 2012
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Joey S
Nancy: I added an image below with instructions on how to remove the impeller and basket. There is a filter cover too you will see once the basket has been removed. I hope this is helpful. Be sure and disconnect the power cord before servicing your washer.
by Joey S
October 6th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I have coins stuck in the drum of my top loader Whirlpool Cabrio. Is there a way to remove them?
by Manage My Life
October 6th, 2012
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Joey S
Matt: If the nut is not found in the basket then it is likely laying the bottom of the tub or is lying in the bottom of the coin trap. There is a hose connected to the bottom of the tub connecting the drain pump and the nut is likely lying in the bottom or it may have already been pump out through the drain hose. I would just leave it because you would have to remove the front panel in order to access the drain pump and coin trap.
by Joey S
April 2nd, 2012
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Manage My Life
Hi, i have a Electrolux EWF-1074 and there is a small nut (from my pocket) that seems to be stuck in the drum. it hasn't made its way down to the filter thing that you spoke about but seems to be trapped. it seems like it might be difficult to open the whole thing up, do you have any advice?
by Manage My Life
April 1st, 2012
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Joey S
Kathie: I will be glad to help you but the model number you provided is not a correct or valid model number. I you could start a new question with a valid model number and the symptom along with details, I would be happy to assist you.
by Joey S
March 26th, 2012
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Manage My Life
hi! you are so helpful joey S! i am finding that on most loads the water doesnt drain fully and the clothes are still quite wet. I opened the back and cleaned out the hose that drains the water out but there was no blockage. we do have coins trapped in my washer as i hear them going around. Do you thing they might be blocking the water from draining out? how would i get them out of this model? its a samsung WX206LNW/XAC

any help would be great!
by Manage My Life
March 24th, 2012
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Joey S
Rick: There would be no danger in running the washer if there happens to be more coins lying in the bottom of the tub. The coins will eventually end up in the pump filter trap. Remove and check the pump filter trap periodically for any coins.
by Joey S
February 10th, 2011
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Manage My Life
Thanks. I got the front off and found some coins in the trap by twisting if and pulling it out. Is there any danger in running it if there are more coins in the drum? It looks to be somewhat involved to take the hose off.
by Manage My Life
February 3rd, 2011
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Manage My Life
Rick, remove th screws at the bottom of the lower front panel and pull it out at the bottom.

You will see a button trap with a drawer that pulls out. Rotate the front of the drawer 1/2 turn counterclockwise and pull it out. Clean the trap and look for coins in the hose to the trap and around the outer tub.
by Manage My Life
February 3rd, 2011
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Manage My Life
Jimmy,

Thanks for this information. I will give it a try. It is a Kenmore front end loader, Model 11049962603 (Kenmore Elite Smartwash - Quiet Pak4). Is there anything special about this unit?

Rick S.
by Manage My Life
February 3rd, 2011
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Manage My Life
Most front load washers have a front panel under the door that is removable. Remove this panel and you can follow the hose that comes from the sump on the bottom of the outer tub.

Disconnect the hose and use a piece of wire (clothes hanger works well) with a 90 degree bend in the end to pull coins out of the hose.

Look through the holes in the inner tub to locate any coins inside the tub. Use a small flat blade screwdriver or the wire to move any coins down to the sump.

If you have more questions reply on this thread and I will be glad to help. Include the model number of the washer in the reply and we can give you more specific instructions.
by Manage My Life
February 3rd, 2011
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Joseph Perez
Having objects stuck in the drum of your washer does not sound good and I am sure the objects make a lot of noise so I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I suggest you add to the thread of this question and include the full model number of your washer so that the expert can provide you with a more detailed answer. I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good tips to help you with your problem. I hope my link is useful.
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by Joseph Perez
January 31st, 2011
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