There appears to be a problem with many washing machines routinely “causing” small holes in laundry. Judging from the correspondence I’ve received so far it is happening to a lot of people, with different makes of washing machine and with various drum sizes and spin speeds. Therefore, finding a pattern and identifying a definite cause is proving difficult. However, almost everyone is blaming the washing machine. This article has attracted 298 comments before being closed and they indicate that many of the holes may not be caused by the washing machine after all, though washing machines can clearly cause holes in laundry.
Common problems associated with white goods appliances
An archive of articles tagged under "Common Problems", which are associated with white goods appliances (particularly washing machines). They cover a wide range of issues which may be interesting and useful to most people.
If you want to connect up a washing machine that uses hot and cold water (and therefore has a hot & cold fill valve) but you only have a cold water supply available, you can use a Y Piece connector to connect it up to a single cold water tap.
Some people find their worktops have been fitted too low and their washing machine won’t fit underneath because it’s too tall. If you haven’t bought a washing machine yet and the height difference is only a few millimetres you may be able to find one that’s slightly lower than average although it’s not easy to research the height of washing machines and most are the same standard height anyway. (Washing machines and associated problems with sizes)
A common problem is excessive creasing of clothes in a washing machine. There are several possible causes if laundry comes out creased.