updated 11/8/2011 10:21:29 AM ET 2011-11-08T15:21:29

A Washington state woman used a wrench to break the window of a running washing machine and rescue her 5-year-old daughter at a laundromat in Okanogan.

The girl either climbed in or was put in the washing machine Saturday night and it started running even though it had been marked "out of order," the Okanogan County sheriff's office said.

The girl's 29-year-old mother ran to her car, grabbed a wrench, smashed the washing machine door and pulled out her daughter, the Wenatchee World reported.

The girl suffered a 10-inch cut on her back and was treated at a hospital in Omak. The hospital declined to comment on the girl's condition.

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