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Any appliance repairman on here? Washing machine issue

Hopefully someone here knows these things...

I have a Whirlpool Duet Washing machine Model GHW9150PW1. It has started to leak, kind of a lot, actually it has leaked for a long time, but only occasional dribbles until recently. The best part is that it leaked in the pan it sits in, but I learned the pan is cracked as I started having water seep through the ceiling (2nd floor laundry room), anyways I digress. From the best I can tell, it is leaking from the front door seal area, but I don't see any obvious damage/holes/tears in the door bellow seal. I pulled the lower panel and everything seems dry there too. But here is where it gets really interesting to me, I pulled the drain trap cap, and was surprised when I found a 5" long metal rod in there, see pic. It looks like it is broken off something but I can't figure out what, I can't imagine this part coming from inside the laundry tub, as it's so long, so I am thinking something broke off inside somewhere? So basically, if this thing is showing a fairly catastrophic failure, depending on what the part costs are to repair that (plus a new bellow) I will just buy a new washer vs. replacing a bunch of parts on this thing as my wife hates it anyways.



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I just tried to look up the spare parts for your washer and I don't even see anything that looks like that. The closest I could find would be maybe it was part of the shock absorber, assuming the shock absorber is completely destroyed.
Here's where I was looking just in case it might help:
GHW9150PW1 Whirlpool Washer Parts and Repair Help

Shock:
Whirlpool WP8182703 - Shock Absorber | PartSelect
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I just tried to look up the spare parts for your washer and I don't even see anything that looks like that. The closest I could find would be maybe it was part of the shock absorber, assuming the shock absorber is completely destroyed.
Here's where I was looking just in case it might help:
GHW9150PW1 Whirlpool Washer Parts and Repair Help

Shock:
Whirlpool WP8182703 - Shock Absorber | PartSelect
Yeah I have looked at the parts diagrams already, definitely not any part of the shock, and I have no idea, it just seems crazy to think that at some point this went in the wash, went through a cycle made out the drain then got stuck in the trap....



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ENGINE: FiTech EFI, DSS 347, AFR 185s, Vic Jr, XE274HR cam, MSD ign, Hooker Headers, Magnaflow exhaust
DRIVELINE: Tremec 3550, Pro 5.0, Fidanza AL Flywheel, McCleod clutch, 3.55's, 13" GT Front & Cobra Rear brakes
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Are you sure it's part of the machine? Could it be something from shipping?

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Are you sure it's part of the machine? Could it be something from shipping?
No, I am not sure what it is, but it was IN THE DRAIN TRAP/PUMP certainly had to get in there somehow- could just accidentally fall in. I am



ET: 12.7@109 mph
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DRIVELINE: Tremec 3550, Pro 5.0, Fidanza AL Flywheel, McCleod clutch, 3.55's, 13" GT Front & Cobra Rear brakes
SUSPENSION: 17" TTII's, 235/45 tires, 620 coils, Shelby drop, 1" & 3/4" sway bars, Monte Carlo bar, S&T strut rods, Bilsteins, & roller perches
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Regarding the 5 inch rod, ask your wife if she is missing an underwire in one of her bras. The bellows/door gaskets go bad in those washers due to age and possibly overloading. Peel it back and look with a light to see if it has any tears in it.

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Scratch the comment on the underwire. The picture of the 5" rod wasn't showing up when I replied to the post the first time. I see it now and it's clearly not that.

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