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GE Front Loader

Three times now, I have had shirts (my husband's) rip to pieces in the washer - always made of light weight cool max type of fabric. Why would this happen? Repairman came once and said all looked fine. They are coming again next week after the third shirt was ruined. Thank goodness for the extended warranty, though I don't expect a solution. The store I bought it at indicated if I get no help from GE this time to contact them. I also have the problem where it won't finish a cycle - clearing out the hose at the bottom of the washer fixes this issue, but what a huge hassle. My opinion is there is a very big design flaw with this washer.

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    We had the same problem with the washer not finishing its cycle. Clearing out the hose on the bottom did fix it, but it is a huge hassle since we have out dryer on top and you're suppose to tip the washer so that you can clear out the hose all the way.



    Also, our inside liner that keeps the water from running out just got a huge tear in it and we are not able to run it again until it is fixed. I have no idea what could have caused that tear since we don't have any clothes with metal outside the common buttons and zippers. Suggestions?

  • wuggles Jan 16, 2008

    ripped gasket leaking down the fron of washer into draw

  • Davelaytart Feb 18, 2008

    Same problem, rips about a nickel sized hole in typically light weight shirts or jogging pants. Has happened about 5 or 6 times in a year. I checked the inside of the tub but found nothing that appeared it would snag the garments. Haven't called GE or anything but am about to if i don't find anything out online. I am a former GE appliance IUE electrician and thought I was buying a Canadian made washer...as with the dryer. MADE IN CHINA. Should have checked closer. No sympathy for outsourcers! And next time I will buy the Whirlpool.

  • Cary Smith Feb 27, 2008

    I posted initially in March 2007 regarding the GE washer. GE finally replaced it with the "newer" model. It was better, but I was suspicious it might have torn small holes in a few items - Not to mention my SMELLY/STIFF towel problem. Anyway, in December of 2007, my daughter's coat was eaten by the machine (zipper in the gasket, and yes it ripped). GE came and fixed, it, but I also got them to buy it back. They picked it up today, and paid me back in full. Tomorrow, Best Buy is delivering a Whirlpool. I went with a traditional top loader. Carylee

  • Cary Smith Feb 27, 2008

    I forgot to mention, if you dig around enough on Consumer.Reports.com, they have an article on this particular GE washer regarding the ripping of clothes - pictures and all. They are not recomending it anymore. The clothes get sucked into the gasket, where the draining occurs, then it spins, twisting and tearing and fading. It is a major design flaw. carylee

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I also have had the GE front loader for about a year and it has ripped seven articles of clothing. The holes look as if an animal has knawed through them. It has happened to my clothes may of light weight material such as running pants and pajama pants. I tried to use the medium spin speed in hopes that this would eliminate other clothes from being ripped to shreds, but this was not the answer. I am ready to go out and buy a top loader and tell everyone how TERRIBLE this washer is.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    My GE front loader is a total piece of ****. Since we bought it, we have had nothing but problems with it. First it made a ton of noise when spinning, 2 it has ripped numerous items of clothing (almost looks like they have been knawed by an animal) mostly light weight articles like swim suits and PJ's, on the spin cycle it jumps around and can move a foot or more (and it is level on a cement floor), lastly our gasget also has split in half x1 and has been replaced. We have had the machine for under 2 years. We had GE in for a service call in the first year and the retailer in once and they are coming again because nothing is working to make it better. The service guy suggested we take it off the pedestal drawers so we did but that has not helped one little bit. I am tired of it and angry that I spent so much money and got a lemon. I will tell everyone and shout from the rooftops not to purchase any GE appliances.

  • mommy di Apr 21, 2009

    I have the GE front loader (less than 2 years old) and was shocked to pull out ripped clothing (including my son's personalized soccer jacket). it looks like i'll need to call GE and see what their response is...

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I also have a 2007 GE front load washer that is both ripping clothes and the gasket has ripped twice! Apparently this is a common issue with these models. I called GE and told them (again) about the complaint and insisted that I and a couple servicemen had determined it was a design flaw. They opened a case# for me and forwarded me to their Consumer Relations department to address this. I haven't received any compensation yet, but if enough people call GE and open cases with similar designs and the same problem, then GE will not be able to ignore it and perhaps a recall will be done. Their consumer relations number is 800-386-1215.

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We had our gasket tear as well. Called 6 different online vendors to find this part, WH08X10022, and finally found it at helpfulitem.com. I spoke with Mike who was great in helping me find the part and shipped out very quickly, from Lubbock, TX. to northern Arkansas. Replacement of the part took approximately 30 minutes and now we're back to washing clothes.


I do believe we'll be ordering a spare part just to keep on hand. With four kids, it is quite possible that we'll have it ripped again.

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Hi me again,
Yes the gasket ripped on my ge front loader ge were so unhelpfull, I had to waite 6 weeks for the part they did not have one in stock, I had no near by technichine, I phoned the retailer where I bought it they were unhelpfull, spent dollares phoning around for a technichian no one was able to help no one in my area, so I phoned out of state managed to get a washing machine repaire person, who had never seen one of theese machines before, I successfull came onto this web page and printed off some instructions left on thispage by onother fellow buyer of ge thanks, the technichian is still at it I hope it will be done soon

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