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The metal object is roughly 35mm x 22mm x3mm. I tried to send a photo but I keep getting the error page Access Denied. It's unlikely the object came from anywhere other than the machine.
Rob, I now know where the metal object came from - the weight from one of a pair of curtains that was washed a long time ago. No idea why it suddenly appeared now. Thanks for your help.
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