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Washer ripping clothes

For years now my washer has been ripping little holes in things but recently it has started doing it with almost every load and the holes it is making are a lot bigger and it is destroying things. I have no idea what is causing it and if there is anything I can do to fix it.

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Check the drum baffles (the paddles inside the tub) to see if one is loose and also check the front tub seal for any tears.

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SOURCE: Front load washer ripping and putting holes in clothes!

We are having the same problem too. Have you find a solution yet?

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GE has replaced the "boot" (the large rubber gasket at the opening of the washer) on my washer. This has fixed the problem!

Although the majority of people I spoke with at GE did not know about this, eventually I got a repair technician out here who spoke with one of the engineers. The engineer said that there was a problem with the boot causing clothing to rip. The new boot we have on our washer covers a ring of plastic just on the outside of the metal drum (the plastic rim remains stationary while the metal drum spins - this is the cause of the ripped clothing) - the old boot left this plastic ring exposed. Our washer was only 8 months old - so even if your washer is new, if your clothing is being ripped, insist that the boot be replaced for an updated version.

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