19/08/2015 1:40 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST

Sydney Man Stuck In Washing Machine For Hours

Bankstown Fire and Rescue

Mate, you’ve got to take your clothes off before you put them in the washing machine.

That’s the advice we’re hoping the Bankstown Fire and Rescue crew gave a man who had been trapped in a front loader washing machine for at least three hours in Sydney’s south west.

The machine was taken apart. Picture: Bankstown Fire and Rescue

The details came out in the wash when the platoon shared the rescue on their Facebook page -- including the fact they had to disassemble the washing machine.

It comes after a fault in 180 Samsung washing machines caused smoke, flames and in some instances, house fires.

The dismantled washing machine, and the patient's freed legs. Picture: Bankstown Fire and Rescue

This rescue took just over an hour and the patient was transported to hospital as a precaution.

There's a person in there somewhere. Picture: Bankstown Fire and Rescue