Metal Piece falling into tub

Lefty#7

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A piece of metal on the end of a drawstring (for a hood) has fallen into one of the holes on the bottom of my washer tub. The piece of metal is about 3/4 of an inch long, and just small enough to fit in the hole. It is shaped like a bullet. The shape of the piece and the hole make it virtually impossible to pull out. I can cut the string and let it fall in, would that be bad? What are my other options? It is a top load Whirlpool Thin Twin.
Thanks for your help.
 
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