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Post# 939334   5/19/2017 at 07:20 (396 days old) 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 (396 days old) 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 (396 days old) 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 (396 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
I have a suspicion...

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Can you post the model #?

Post# 939392 , Reply# 4   5/19/2017 at 15:26 (396 days old) 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 (396 days old) 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 (394 days old) 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 (394 days old) 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 (394 days old) by Wishwash (Illinois)        

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

Post# 949980 , Reply# 9   7/25/2017 at 11:13 (329 days old) by wishwash (Illinois)        

I had dismissed this issue for a while until I noticed one of my favorite shirts came out of the wash with a gash in it. This was not there before... I normally notice a tiny pinhole here or there, but this is new. Its a clean cut right across the fibers, about 1/4 of an inch. I remember a similar thread on here about this issue with direct drive machines.

Is there anything else I can try to fix this issue? I'd like keep the set but if this persists I may have to look at other options.

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