How to remove small objects caught in a drum from a washing machine

Sometimes after washing, you may notice the absence of one sock, handkerchief or other trifles. Usually this is attributed to their own absent-mindedness, but often small clothes and objects can simply fall behind the drum of a typewriter. This is fraught with subsequent vibration, outside noise during washing and even poor drainage of water. Fortunately, you can pull out things lost in the machine yourself without calling the wizard.


  • Phillips and regular screwdriver;

  • 8 or 10 mm union head depending on the type of washing machine;

  • long medical clamp or tweezers;

  • flashlight.

Drum cleaning

The most common problem is jamming in the grille of the drum brush from the bra. This loss creates a lot of trouble. She slows down the machine, which is accompanied by a buzz during washing. To pull it out, you need to examine each hole in the drum with a flashlight.

Typically, the brush does not fall through to the end and partially peeks, so it can be picked up with your fingers. In these holes, cloves, paper clips, screws, earrings that got into the machine are often stuck.

It is possible to detect tightened clothes by moving the rubber cuff between the loading hatch and the drum.

It is bent by hand or a flat screwdriver, after which part of the space behind the centrifuge opens. In such places you can find socks, nosoviki, thin shawls.

If it was not possible to find things lost in the machine, then the washing machine must be moved away from the wall in order to gain access to its reverse side.

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the back cover. Behind it at the very bottom of the drum part is a heating heater.

It can be recognized by two postings. The wires must be discarded from the chips, remembering their location, then unscrew the 2 fixing bolts with the head. The released TEN is pulled on itself. Through the opened window, you can remove the small clothes accumulated behind the drum with tweezers.

It happens that it is wound directly on the TEN spiral. It is necessary to twist the drum, highlighting in the mounting hole for the heater. If there are stuck objects in the upper part of the machine, then from the movement of the drum they will fall down to the revision hatch.

You can examine the space under the drum from the bottom of the machine. It is laid on its side, after which its cover is removed. Behind it is a pipe leading to a drain pump.

If you pull out the pipe, you can also get a fairly large window for revision.

The proposed methods of servicing washing machines allow you to get to items pulled under the drum using home tools. It is completely safe. The same methods are used by professional masters. Naturally, before disassembling or moving the machine, you need to unplug it from the outlet and turn off the water.