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GE Front load washer clothes coming out with holes/torn/even shredded

On a few occassions we had a pair of hunting socks come out just like a fuzz ball. Last night husbands t-shirt had several small holes and daughters pajamas same thing?

Sometimes clothes come out soaked also

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  • chloe907 Jul 18, 2008

    I too am having holes in the bottom front of my t-shirts? First wash - holes. Very frustrating problem.

  • reenieface Aug 05, 2008

    I put my son's brand new shirt in the wash and it has 2 tiny holes in in. Then we realized that this was the 4 items to have holes. not sure if it is the washer or dryer because I only notice it when I'm folding. I'm going to contact GE this week.

  • sherylhlee Aug 09, 2008

    In few occasions, the clothes came out with holes. My problem is that clothes comes out very wet after they've been washed. I end up running the drain and spin cycle one more time. Another problem is that the washing cycle stops several times during washing cycle. I have to push the start button again. How do I fix this?

  • BABYJACK2002 Sep 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. It has ruined 2 shirts, 2 bathing suits, 2 pairs of shorts, a newborn outfit, and a sports bra. I have only had the washer/dryer for 6 months. My old one, which I had for 10+ years never ruined clothes!

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  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    I too have the same problem but my model is the GE front load washer GCVH6260FWW. Had the washer for 2 years and chewed the clothes intermittently. I will definitely report it now and asked for the drum to be changed. It is expensive replacing clothes!!!! I'm afraid to buy another GE product.

  • josiejames Oct 28, 2008

    Put me on the list for complaining about clothes coming out with holes and spin cycle not always working. This is the second time I have requested service on this stupid washing machine. It has been acting up ever since I bought it less than 2 years ago. Never will I buy GE again

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    We have the same problem with the washing machine (GE model WCVH6260FWW) tears holes in light fabrics like T-shirts, pillow cases, and baby clothes. We've had service repair out 3 times since we bought it 2 years ago, once for bad sensor on drain (thought it was plugged and quit running altogether), once for not completing cycle, and recently for not draining / very wet clothes at end of cycle (their service professional said we were using too much detergent?!?!?). Per the posts in this blog, it looks like we need to call them again for a drum replacement. Luckily, we paid an extra $50 for a 5-year extended warranty, so the maintenance issues are covered for now. Unfortunately, the extended warranty doesn't cover annoyances like randomly stopping in the middle of the cycle, and not being able to close the door without mildew forming inside. We have to leave a bucket of Damp-Rid inside the drum and/or leave the door propped open whenever we're not using it. We are very careful shoppers, and don't usually get burned by bad products. This washer, however, is the single worst purchase we have ever made (and the mating dryer isn't much better).
    Looking to replace it ASAP and transfer the warranty to the next guy.

  • punkkidmom Jan 09, 2009

    My son has tons of holes in his treasured band shirts. He told me he thought the new washer was doing it, and I thought he was crazy. I called the exterminator and put moth balls in his closet! I thought he was engaging in weird teenage tee-shirt mutilation! Does anyone know if there has been a recall or if GE pays for the replacement costs of the clothes? I mean we have lost a lot of shirts. My husband's undershirts are also affected.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    WBVH5200JWW clothes come out soaked and all twisted



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I have the same washer and my clothes get ripped all the time, too. It took me a while to figure out that it is the washer and so now it's out of warranty. GE won't do anything even though it's happened since we bought the machine. My girlfriend just bought this same machine and is having the same problem. I've seen on other websites that replacing the drum doesn't fix the problem. I'm tempted to take legal action because we've lost so many clothes to the washer.

Regarding the washer stopping mid-cycle, we had a technician come out and he cleaned out the filter and things worked fine. It happened again and we just had to clean out the filter to get it working again. (The filter in that machine can **** in entire socks, etc. and block the ability to drain.) If you take off the bottom panel of the washing machine, the filter is in the middle and you can pull it out to see if there is stuff blocking it. You'll need a screw driver and a bucket 'cuz there is usually lots of water in there.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010


Metal inside washer drum may be faulty and causing tearing of clothes (run your finger around the inside when empty and you will feel where it snags). Had same problem, only got worse and ruined many expensive t-shirts! Replacement of drum is required and is extremely costly if not under warranty!

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