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Damaged Clothing

Possible Solutions

Were you washing bedding, sheets, or bulky items?

This washer is designed to use the Bulky or Sheets/Bedding cycle for bulky clothing items or bedding. Do not use the Normal or Rapid Wash cycle (on some models) when washing these clothing items. Clothing performance may not be ideal if using these cycles.  Please reference your machine's cycle guide for load type and cycle recommendations. 

Were items damaged before washing?

Mend rips and broken threads in seams before washing items to help avoid damage to clothing. Also, check inside the washer for loose items that could snag fabrics and damage clothing.

Were strings, sashes, and belts tied or removed to avoid tangling?

Tie strings or other loose items before washing or place them in a small garment mesh bag. Loose strings may tangle with other wash items. A bra wire can also break during the wash, causing damage to items. Follow the garment manufacturer's directions. Use a cycle with low-speed wash action and short wash times. Use a garment bag to avoid tangling with other load items.

Are there burrs on the agitator or impeller?

Use an old nylon stocking and gently run the stocking around the agitator or impeller. If the stocking sticks in spots, there may be a burr or other imperfection. These are usually caused by items left in the pockets before washing. Always check pockets before running a wash load. 

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