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Occasionally clothes are catching on the agitator where the corkscrew is attached to the base. When I washed sheer curtains last week some of them caught and snagged. They are ruined. I can't feel anything protruding that would cause this.

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Without a make and model it is hard to say but I would say there must be a small protrution or maybe a cut in the aggitator that is catching them feel around again slow and carefully if you still can't feel anything give the edges of the agitator a slight sand with some very fine sandpaper hopefully this will fix the problem. Make sure your agitator isn't loose on it's mount maybe they are catching under the agitator.

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