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Damaged Clothing


Possible Solutions

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.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Different Cycle Types for Clothing and Proper Sorting Information

Were strings, sashes, belts tied or removed to avoid tangling or did a bra wire break during the wash?

Tie strings or other loose items prior to washing or place in an open mesh bag. Loose strings may tangle with other wash items.

It is also possible for a bra wire to break during the wash, which could cause 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.

Was a large load being washed?

The wash load must be balanced and not tightly packed. Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and small items. Items should move easily through the wash water.


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