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Offline walt75002

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Small object lost in washing machine
« on: June 23, 2011, 07:09:27 PM »
We have lost a small coin in our kenmore 70 series washing machine. It is valuable to us and we think it might be stuck under the agitator. Any comments anyone may have on this would be appreciated. Thank you.

Model 110.22722100

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 07:51:23 PM »
I think that it is one of those kenmores that don't have a bottom.  If so you can just lay down the unit and get a really good look at the guts of the unit.  Locate where the pump and unhook the hoses connected to the pump. Look inside the pump and inside the hoses.  If it isn't in there follow the hose down to where it finally exits the machine and there should be a filter.  You may have to take off the hose and remove a plastic top to get to the filter.

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 07:54:37 PM »
I looked up your model number to see just what you had and this video will show you how to take it apart and check the water pump for your coin. There is always a chance that the coin could have made it through the pump and down the drain behind your washer too.

In that case you may want to check the drain trap.

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 08:08:27 PM »
Wish I was that lucky, yesterday's pump had a tub full of water above and had sucked a sock.  Hose crimps from an automotive store come in real handy to keep from flooding the floor.
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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 08:10:32 PM »
I use them automotive hose clamps all the time for replacing pumps. I made a special clamp for them larger 'tub to pump' hoses on front loaders as the handles on the automotive type always got in the way.
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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 08:14:57 PM »
Just crimp the entire hose shut?

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 08:27:46 PM »
Yes!  Only way to keep from flooding floors!

AJ, I'd like to see a picture of that home made one, the cheap plastic crimps have shorter handles but seep as they don't crimp all the way.
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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 10:05:20 PM »
  Hey Walt. Are you sure the coin is in the washer? It could have been transferred to the dryer and made its way down to the blower wheel area. I find coins every time I take apart a dryer.

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 12:42:45 PM »
AJ, I'd like to see a picture of that home made one, the cheap plastic crimps have shorter handles but seep as they don't crimp all the way.

Here you go...

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=7934.0
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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2011, 12:46:31 PM »
  Hey Walt. Are you sure the coin is in the washer? It could have been transferred to the dryer and made its way down to the blower wheel area. I find coins every time I take apart a dryer.

Your correct. I would look in the dryer for it too.
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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2011, 06:54:15 PM »
Thanks guy for all the good ideas. Took the pump out using the instructions in the video provided by AJ. Checked the pump, hoses and  looked for a drain trap but was never able to find one. It doesn't seem to have one. I had already checked the dryer pump and surrounding area. I guess the coin got through to the washer drain.

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2011, 09:25:48 AM »
some washers have a drain trap that looks like the picture below.  Also, the tub it selft will sometimes have a kind of trap that items can get caught up in.  Might be a good idea to check the tub area where the hose connects directly onto the tub. 

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Re: Small object lost in washing machine
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2011, 09:31:34 AM »
some washers have a drain trap that looks like the picture below.  Also, the tub it selft will sometimes have a kind of trap that items can get caught up in.  Might be a good idea to check the tub area where the hose connects directly onto the tub. 

They listed there model number as: 110.22722100.

This is a top load direct drive washer manufactured by Whirlpool for sears, I looked it up.

It does not have a drain trap like in your photo or any other kind of trap before the water pump.
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