I am writing here because I need a little washing machine advice – the other day the strangest thing happened... as usual I put my clothes in the washing machine (I did two loads that day, so there were two separate occurrences of this washing machine anomaly), put the detergent in and the fabric softener yadda yadda...
Once both loads of washing were dry (I put them both in my massive dryer, as normal) I took the clothes upstairs to be ironed and put away.
The first thing I noticed was one of my work trousers (just a normal black pair of smart trousers) was totally ripped at the crotch and thigh area, it looked as though someone had gotten a sharp knife and literally ripped down the leg, it was very clearly a straight slice.
I was shocked and irritated.... because of the damage and placement of the rips I knew sewing them up as not an option, so I put them in the bin.
Later that evening when getting out clothes for work, I noticed one of my favourite shirts had similar rips, but the sleeves and collar area.
Once again I became overwhelmed with panic and anxiety...
“were all my clothes ruined? Had I not noticed? Was it the detergent possibly eating away at the fabric? Did I over fill the drum perhaps?? Why had this never happened before???”
All these thoughts were flooding through my mind... I personally cannot stand the idea of clothes getting wrecked due to human error so it has been plaguing my mind ever since last Saturday... I just cannot work out how this could have occurred considering I have been washing clothes in the washing machine the exact same way for around 9 years now.
I have over-analysed the situation to death, there is nothing I did differently, I didn’t put the wash on a different setting, and I used the same detergent and softener I always use...
I am posting this mainly for advice - on the off chance someone out there reading this has experienced the same thing or knows why this strangeness could of happened.
This has left me perplexed and anxious, I fear putting on a wash this Saturday incase more of my beloved clothes become ruined... (I always become very attached to my clothes, keeping them in pristine condition for years... the top that became ripped I have had since I was 13 and it had absolutely no tears or stretching until now) – Advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.