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VMW shredding laundry?
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Post# 939334   5/19/2017 at 07:20 by Wishwash (Illinois)        

...Okay, maybe not shredding laundry. But I have noticed that my washer is very rough on towels and creates a ton of lint. Many of my cleaning cloths come out with tears or frayed edges after a while as well. The kicker for me was after washing a nice set of sheets. I pulled them out of the dryer and noticed little cuts, not all the way through the fabric but visible. They're all the same size. This isn't the first set of sheets to get damaged either.
Any idea what could be causing this?

Post# 939338 , Reply# 1   5/19/2017 at 07:28 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Are there any rough spots on the agitator, column or tub surfaces? Wouldn't hurt to run your hands over all the surfaces in the washer and dryer as well.

Post# 939342 , Reply# 2   5/19/2017 at 08:18 by Wishwash (Illinois)        

There are none that I can find in the washer or dryer. The set is like new.

Post# 939356 , Reply# 3   5/19/2017 at 11:37 by chetlaham (United States)        
I have a suspicion...

Can you post the model #?

Post# 939392 , Reply# 4   5/19/2017 at 15:26 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Check the perforated drum for little burrs on the metal finish, using a material that's easily 'pooked', such as a pair of old tights/pantyhose/stockings, etc.

Two of the machines I have had, had this very issue. I had to use very fine-grade emery paper to rub the burrs down. One of the machines had a drum weld on the drum inner surface, which was pretty rough to be next to delicate clothes.

The burrs can be very small indeed.

Post# 939402 , Reply# 5   5/19/2017 at 16:22 by wishwash (Illinois)        

Its a Kenmore 110.20022013, I will look over the basket more carefully this time for any burrs.

Post# 939565 , Reply# 6   5/20/2017 at 21:21 by wishwash (Illinois)        
A little update...

I took the agitator out of the basket and inspected it. I didn't find any sharp spots on it or the tub whatsoever. I also looked over the dryer drum once again and found nothing. I can only think of aggressive wash action but it has a wide agitation arc... I've never had this big of an issue with other top loaders. I am again stumped.

Post# 939597 , Reply# 7   5/21/2017 at 05:43 by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Is this model the one that pulses the agitator while filling?


Post# 939634 , Reply# 8   5/21/2017 at 08:20 by Wishwash (Illinois)        

Nope, this is one of the early models. No agitation during fill - it has true water levels.

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