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how do i remove the coin box from a whirlpool washer

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how do i remove the coin box from a whirlpool washer
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 years ago.

Hi, thanks for using JustAnswer.com. Are you trying to remove only the coin box? If so, you must have the key to unlock it before it will be removable. If you mean the entire assembly, that is another story. Please clarify and provide a model number for accurate, model specific information.

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Hi, someone has stuck something in the key slot and it is lodged in there and we can't put the key in to open the box
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 years ago.
That is gonna be very difficult to remove. If you cannot get out whatever is in there, you will need to drill out the lock. However, that lock is hardened steel and you will go through a few drill bits trying to drill it out. You may be money ahead to call a locksmith to drill it out and replace the lock. However, if you want to try, you will need to buy some titanium drill bits and some drilling oil to act as a coolant. Use the drill on low speed and be patient, it will take a while! You will need to replace the lock, of course.
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