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Does anyone else have trouble with whirlpool washer model wtw4800x02 grabbing and tearing clothes

Agitator has slots at bottom that catch and tear clothes

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Check the agitators are secure in the drum and carefully check the inside of anything jammed in the drain holes. best to use a torch and wooden spatula than fingers just in case its sharp

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