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Socks getting sucked into the motor

I have a fridigaire LFT2940ES0 and I am constantly having to take the washer apart because of a sock getting sucked into the motor. It doesn't matter if I fill it too full, or if there is only a few things put in it. Can you tell me if there is anything I can do to stop this? It is annoying and it did burn up the motor one time costing me $200.00. I also have the mold problem that the other washers have. I would think after spending $700.00 on a washer you wouldn't get black mold with a horrifing smell and not having to take it apart every month to get a sock out of the motor. Is there any hope in sight without having to get a new washer? Thanks family of 6

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Same issues here...argh.

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Re: socks getting sucked into the motor

Buy a net bag for about $3 put socks into in and pop in the wash!good luck from eire!

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