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Finding Damaged Garments in Your Washing Machine?

If you find some damaged garments coming from your washer don’t blame the machine.

Firstly, identify if you have washed clothing with zippers. If you leave the zippers unzipped, you may cause the damage. The zippers can snag the garments during the washing process. Remember, a large part of the washing process is friction between the drum and in between the garments.

The highly polished drum will not snag the garments. The only trap here is a very fine garment and a high spin speed may allow the material to pass through the water evacuation holes on some models of washing machines, and as the garment is removed a snag can occur. Always choose the lowest spin speed for fine materials. Or even better consider hand washing your cherished delicate items.

Tony Pike

Tony Pike

Electrical Technician at Wet Appliance Consulting
Tony Pike is a qualified electrical technician who spent 20 years in the electrical field before changing direction to follow his interest in mechanics.Tony then became Tony Pike Appliances servicing Hahndorf and the entire Adelaide Hills for 25 Years. Tony has studied the process of wet appliances and the effect that different detergent products have in the laundry industry. Tony retired in 2014 after spending his last 7 yrs. as a senior technician in Adelaide City. These days Tony carries on his interest of wet appliance mechanics in a consulting role.
Tony Pike

About Tony Pike

Tony Pike is a qualified electrical technician who spent 20 years in the electrical field before changing direction to follow his interest in mechanics. Tony then became Tony Pike Appliances servicing Hahndorf and the entire Adelaide Hills for 25 Years. Tony has studied the process of wet appliances and the effect that different detergent products have in the laundry industry. Tony retired in 2014 after spending his last 7 yrs. as a senior technician in Adelaide City. These days Tony carries on his interest of wet appliance mechanics in a consulting role.