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My Hotpoint washing machine is making holes in lots of clothing???

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I have a hotpoint wm. I am not imagining it - it is happening to too many clothes. Any idea what may be wrong with it? It is only 2 years old so a bit miffed about it! Thanks
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
might have moths in ur cupboards.


amirite?
#2
holy washing :-D
#3
t0mm
might have moths in ur cupboards.


amirite?


my mum said that - but I would be v surprised - our clothes are in diferent wardrobes - could we suddenly have moths in all our wardrobes?
#4
fairy;3993392
my mum said that - but I would be v surprised - our clothes are in diferent wardrobes - could we suddenly have moths in all our wardrobes?

infestation
Call 'EXTERMINATE' on ur phone.
#5
I had this problem nobody could find the fault everyone said there was nothing wrong with it and that i was over laoding it (it even happened on 1/2 loads) in the end I just bought a new one as it ripped loads of stuff some expensive things and i was getting gutted everytime i lost stuff :-( . . . .also when it was doing it i always noticed a powdery stuff round the door i assume it was the breakings of the clothes


My new one i pack right to the brim and it never rips a thing :lol:
#6
I have same problem, not often but when do its usually sleeves of kids clothes get stuck between drum and seal as it spins occaisionally, I was advised I must be over or under filling my machine by Hotpoint Cust Services so they couldnt help me:!:
#7
Possibly a wire form a bra that has gone astray? If you have a lost a wire check the inside of the drum it may have got caught in the inner workings of the machine, this would cause clothes to rip when the go past it on a spin? Just an idea I know my mum had this problem once.
#8
as cosmic said.......

If they look like rips, rather than worn holes,
there's probably something stuck or a jagged edge on the drum.
#9
I have had holes in my clothes - presumably from moths - but they only liked the expensive good quality pure wool jumpers - never bothered with anything else

Is there an obvious dirty mark near the holes you have where the clothes could have caught on something - whether a rough bit inside the machine or from zips - wires in bras etc

I have a hotpoint washer - and although it's cr*p - it hasn't damaged my clothes
#10
I had this problem with my dyson machine,eventually the cause was found, a screw (from hubbys work clothes pockets i suspect) had got stuck down one of the small holes in the drum and was sticking upwards,everytime i put a load on the washing came out with holes or rips so check nothing like this has happened inside your drum,it took 3 repairmen to find the screw inside my drum!
#11
As advised above: check for bra wire! I have had this happen several times. Also, carefully check all the perforations in the drum. I have had metal objects (screw, nails, earrings - from unemptied pockets) stuck in the holes. Eventually they go through the holes but can leave a bit of metal sticking up around the hole which then causes the rips in clothing. You can't usually see it, but you can feel it.
#12
great stuff guys - going to be looking at the drum with a microscope later! Thanks
#13
I'm betting its a bone from a bra :)
#14
I had this with my old hotpoint too!

The door seal was coming away - and the clothes were becomming stuck in there.

When the engineer come out to fix it, he also found embedded between the door and the seal one of my bra wires.
#15
You haven't got HOTPOINT !!!................ I used to have one of those machine until i changed it to BOSCH. Yes hotpoint made holes in my clothes, to the point i was scared to put my expensive/new clothes in it !!!

Problem........ is that the gap between the rubber and drum , it has a gap (check yours ) the clothes get stuck between it and gets torn. Hotpoint knows about this fault but still make them like that so i totally avoid them now. I wrote to Hotpoint and asked for payments to the torn clothes and they gave me half as a goodwill.

Goodwill??? ............I think they know why !!!!
#16
jcaho7
You haven't got HOTPOINT !!!................ I used to have one of those machine until i changed it to BOSCH. Yes hotpoint made holes in my clothes, to the point i was scared to put my expensive/new clothes in it !!!

Problem........ is that the gap between the rubber and drum , it has a gap (check yours ) the clothes get stuck between it and gets torn. Hotpoint knows about this fault but still make them like that so i totally avoid them now. I wrote to Hotpoint and asked for payments to the torn clothes and they gave me half as a goodwill.

Goodwill??? ............I think they know why !!!!


yes I remember a gap,though since the seal was replaced - I've not had a problem since - that was over a year ago
#17
the wife had same problem
a bone had came out of a bra and was sticking out the side of the drum
#18
I had this problem with a Hotpoint Machine. Eventually i got them to pay for the damaged clothes. Mind you the machine wasnt even a year old then. Got a Hotpoint Drier and wished i hadnt, had nothing but trouble with it since. And its noisy!!
Good Luck
#19
I'm a single male with no bras... Since owning a Hotpoint washing machine i've developed "small holes in my t shirts disease".

The likelihood of either bone or wire being jammed somewhere secret seems low and I seldom add screws or nails to my pockets before washing, equally, i've not noticed a squadron or two of moths moving in.

Could it be do you think that Hotpoint make crap washing machines?
banned#20
Lazyleopard lol.

So lazy in fact you had to resurrect a 5yr old thread instead of making one yourself..
#21
KillFelix
Lazyleopard lol.

So lazy in fact you had to resurrect a 5yr old thread instead of making one yourself..

Some might say that using the search function and resurrecting an old thread is less lazy than creating a new one, which would in effect be a duplicate.
#22
Check this before you take your machine to bits :)

I had the same issue with my Hotpoint washing machine which turned out to be a faulty paddle. They can come lose and lead to clothes catching on the metal underneath (basically a large gap in the metal). They easily slide into place so could be just loose or in my case the bit had worn down and needed to be replaced (only cost £5 so could be worth checking these first!).

Hot Point Washing Machine Paddle

Edited By: mork-09 on Jan 06, 2014 16:01
#23
Google strikes again.

Thank you Google for bringing us new users that bump old threads, without you misc would be dead.
#24
Killfelix

you have to bear in mind that leopards are mostly nocturnal.
Typing in my sleep is impressive enough.
Starting a new thread would simply have been showing off!
#25
Obviously stuck on stone wash.
#26
Something might be jammed in the machine causing this to happen.
Maybe a sock or something? This used to happen to me in the days before I started tying all my little bits and bobs (especially socks) together with rubber bands
#27
Might be a mouse stuck lol

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