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Clothes have holes from getting caught in seall during spin cycle

I am loosing clothes to my washer. It appears that clothes are getting caught in the seal of the door. They are like burns and appear to have a grey residue from the door seal on them. How do I prevent this?

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    Just today, the machine somehow ripped a zipper on a winter coat in half. Same burn type marks and rubber all over the place.

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YOUR OVERLOADING UNIT,,CLOTHES SHOULD ,,FLOP LOSELY..TAKE A LOOK A THAT DOOR BELLOWS AND MAKE SURE ITS NOT WARPPED ,,PITCHING TO FAR TO THE INSIDE OF UNIT,,ONTHEJOB..

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