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My washing machine is "eating" my clothes!

Nearly everytime I wash a load of clothes, I find that at least one, somtimes more, items have tears/holes in them. It has ruined a couple of swimsuits, camisoles, my son's baseball uniform(s), underwear, and so much more... What's going on????

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  • Gatorgirl77 May 29, 2008

    Well, I checked for sharp/ broken areas and everything appeared normal.

    Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    My brandnew frontloader leaves holes in my clothes that look like a mouse has chewed on them while they were in the washer.

  • all2g May 12, 2009

    I have the same issue - GE WBVH6240 washer routinely tears or shreds clothes.

    "Snags, holes, tears, rips or excessive wear" is listed in the troublshooting guide, and is apparently caused by "snaps, hooks, buttons, zippers." The solution listed is to fasten all snaps and buttons, and zip all pants before washing.

    Does anyone else do this? Button & zip all the clothes before washing?



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Ck the plastic fins in basket for broken/sharp areas

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • oldfixer Jun 01, 2008

    you may ck for a small gap between bottom of fins and stainless surface a gap could allow clothing to get caught and the threads pulled also ck along door seal and door liner may be something in that area as well good luck

  • crfsup May 13, 2011

    GE WBVH6240 - The clothes, especially light items like nylon or wicking material, catch in the gasket track around the door. Once this happens, the spinning action heats the clothes, melts some and tears others. I've replaced the door gasket (seal), looked for sharp edges on the seal and drum, and it still happens. You will find multiple blogs that report this problem. It appears to be a systemic problem that can't be fixed. I'm returning to a top loader. The cost of the water is less than the cost of a golf shirt with each load.



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