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Drum paddle Hi I have an 18month old machine & the drum paddles keep breaking off. I have bought new ones & they do the same?

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    Drum paddles keep breaking off. Just wash clothing; not shoes.

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Are you washing anything you shouldn't? if you're washing sneakers that would do it.

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  • crcmurton Aug 02, 2011

    plastic paddles for washing machine drums should never have replaced integral metal ones. They constantly break and render the machine not fit for purpose. I regularly have to call out an engineer(british gas kitchen appliance cover) to replace them. I nearly always have to wait days for an appointment and in the meantime am spending a fortune in using laundry services. Also when the paddles come off mid cycle I sometimes have experienced tearing of garments. I have told the british gas engineers about this problem and they say that there is very litte point in trying to claim for these losses because it is so hard to prove that I am not abusing the machine! The customers are the ones suffering abuse and lack of care and satisfaction!

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