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jmcross
12-17-2008, 02:52 PM
I just purchased a new front loader for the first time. It is ripping my clothes! Any idea what I could be doing wrong??

clownchk
12-17-2008, 03:18 PM
either you are over loading it, or something is getting caught somewhere.

Other than that I do not know.

I hope you figure it out!

mhsjax
12-17-2008, 05:57 PM
I just purchased a new front loader for the first time. It is ripping my clothes! Any idea what I could be doing wrong??

OMG, it is doing the same thing to mine. I bought some new shirts not long after I purchased the machine so I thought it was the clothes, but all of our shirts are getting little holes in them. I have tried everything, I absolutely hate my front loader and everybody else loves theirs but if I could get rid of it and get the old fashioned kind, I would in a heart beat.

tlh0726
12-17-2008, 06:12 PM
I have had the whirpool duets for 5 years and no problems.
Contact your manufacturer.

candielips
12-17-2008, 06:24 PM
We have the LG and no problems at all here. I have never heard of this from anyone and I also think you should contact your manufacturer. They are probably the best ones to speak with. Maybe there is something defective with your machine.
Good luck

WDWBarb
12-17-2008, 07:22 PM
I got a HE Front Loader about a month ago and I love it - no problems with ripping clothes? :confused3

They are supposed to be more gentle than the regular washers?

Vijoge
12-17-2008, 07:26 PM
I got a HE Front Loader about a month ago and I love it - no problems with ripping clothes? :confused3

They are supposed to be more gentle than the regular washers?

I don't know about being more gentle but they do get clothes cleaner.

jmcross
12-18-2008, 07:22 AM
OMG, it is doing the same thing to mine. I bought some new shirts not long after I purchased the machine so I thought it was the clothes, but all of our shirts are getting little holes in them. I have tried everything, I absolutely hate my front loader and everybody else loves theirs but if I could get rid of it and get the old fashioned kind, I would in a heart beat.


That's what's happening here. I should have said holes rather than rips. I put in a set of sheets made of t-shirt material and they came out with little holes. Then I saw that one of my son's cotton bibs also had holes from a different load. I don't notice that my clothes look any cleaner than before I purchased this washer. I really want to love it but I don't and with all the electronic computerized gadgets I'm just waiting for the thing to break.

njsweetP
12-18-2008, 08:52 AM
That's what's happening here. I should have said holes rather than rips. I put in a set of sheets made of t-shirt material and they came out with little holes. Then I saw that one of my son's cotton bibs also had holes from a different load. I don't notice that my clothes look any cleaner than before I purchased this washer. I really want to love it but I don't and with all the electronic computerized gadgets I'm just waiting for the thing to break.

Who's the manufacturer? I just purchased a front loading washer/dryer combo!

ameraumi
12-18-2008, 09:09 AM
I bought a Duet Sport front loader last month and have not had that happen. :confused3

jmcross
12-18-2008, 09:35 AM
Who's the manufacturer? I just purchased a front loading washer/dryer combo!

It is a Frigidaire. I researched this washer and it had high consumer reviews online as well as from Consumer Reports magazine.

allyphoe
12-18-2008, 09:57 AM
I've had 2 Frigidaire front-loaders, and my Mom's had a different two or three, for at least 25-washer-years of experience. I've never had a problem with rips or holes in anything.

darose1234
12-18-2008, 10:03 AM
:confused3 I am so glad that someone is talking about this. I don't have a front loading washer but I noticed that I too have little holes in my shirts? I am hoping someone will reply that will be able to help us solve this mystery....:confused3

eeyorethegreat
12-18-2008, 10:07 AM
What else is going in with the clothes. I mean do you religiously sort your clothes? I didn't used to I figured I had too much laundry to bother sorting and i found if I put rougher material in with t shirts or lighter materials I would get holes. I do sometimes get holes in the cheap walmart clothes my I think that has more to do withthe quality rather than the washer. Don't have any advice but I think those who say call the manufacturer are right.

DVC Sadie
12-18-2008, 10:13 AM
:confused3 I am so glad that someone is talking about this. I don't have a front loading washer but I noticed that I too have little holes in my shirts? I am hoping someone will reply that will be able to help us solve this mystery....:confused3

I would call my manufacturer immediately. We have the Kenmore Elite front washer and dryer and have never had a problem with holes or anything else.

WDWBarb
12-18-2008, 11:03 AM
Do the holes match up with the little holes on the drum (size-wise?)? My new set is a Frigidaire and I haven't had this happen (yet??).

Maybe if you decrease the spin speed for cotton loads it will help? Those things spin so fast it could be sucking the softer fabrics into those little holes...

eeyorethegreat
12-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Do the holes match up with the little holes on the drum (size-wise?)? My new set is a Frigidaire and I haven't had this happen (yet??).

Maybe if you decrease the spin speed for cotton loads it will help? Those things spin so fast it could be sucking the softer fabrics into those little holes...

That is a good point...

jmcross
12-18-2008, 11:15 AM
Do the holes match up with the little holes on the drum (size-wise?)?


The sheets had different sized holes and a grey stripe that was the same color as the gasket in the washer. Same with the bib. A couple of different sized holes with the grey around them.

LuckyMamaInDE
12-18-2008, 11:25 AM
Wow, that's bizarre! I've had a Frigidaire front loader for more than two years with no problems. It sounds like there's something sticking out inside the drum. Have you brushed your hand over everything inside? Maybe one of the bits that project out from the drum has a rough part that catches on the fabric?

bigdisneygroup
12-18-2008, 11:37 AM
I've had a front loader for about six years. Every once in awhile I've had that problem and have traced it to when I don't sort my clothing totally. If there is anything heavier in the load, it seems that it tends to take the lighter article of clothing and rip holes in it. The gray stripe on your clothes leads me to think that maybe the piece of clothing got caught in the door and when the washer spun it ripped it out and caused the rip and the mark? Hope this helps.

sherry7
12-18-2008, 07:24 PM
I have a front loader and have never had this problem.

However, my neighbor did have this happen, and had a lot of clothes ruined. Turns out, there was a defect in the washer drum. Because it spins so fast, the rough edges were causing holes in the fabric. She was able to get it repaired, and the store (Sears I think?) gave her gift certificates to replace the ruined clothes.