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Why do I keep finding small holes in all my clothes???

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ConnorTraceptive Sat 01-Aug-09 13:43:23

For the past few months I keep finding very small holes in a lot of my tops and I can only assume that it's the washing machine. It's not that old about 18 months.

Why is it doing it? Anyone else had this problem??

Mamazon Sat 01-Aug-09 13:44:21

ooh i have this too.

will be watching for an answer

mrsruffallo Sat 01-Aug-09 13:44:24

You've got moths darling.

giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Sat 01-Aug-09 13:45:48

I have this - its always on tops though on the arm or tummy bit...exactly the areas where my bunny wabbits claws dig in when he jumps off me. Any cats? rabbits?

StealthPolarBear Sat 01-Aug-09 13:46:27

our old washing machine used to do this - was an Indesit one I think

Thandeka Sat 01-Aug-09 13:49:34

I think moths too.

ConnorTraceptive Sat 01-Aug-09 13:59:43

Wouldn't I notice if had moths?

I do have cats but this is a relatively recent problem and my cats are anti social and we don't see them much!

Thandeka Sat 01-Aug-09 14:10:21

we defo have moths so i know holes in my clothes are from them.

But I think you can have moths and not see them.

SpookyMadMummy Sat 01-Aug-09 14:11:12

I have an Indesit machine and I get this shock

<<goes shopping for new machine>>

poorbuthappy Sat 01-Aug-09 14:13:28

It is always at the front tummy area?
Do you wear a belt?

I always thought it was that...but I do have an indesit machine!!! shock

mrsruffallo Sat 01-Aug-09 14:14:04

You can have moths and not notice for months.

tealady Sat 01-Aug-09 14:15:14

I was told it's caused by the high spin speed on my washing machine (up to 1600) and it seems to have stopped happening since turning the spin speed down to around 1200.

Tambajam Sat 01-Aug-09 14:15:31

Front tummy, just above 'belt' area even if you don't wear a belt. I get this too. I have no tops with thinner fabric without them.
I have concluded it comes from rubbing on the button area of my jeans.

TheChilliMooseISNOTFOREATING Sat 01-Aug-09 14:20:49

You're probably overloeading your machine.

Heathcliffscathy Sat 01-Aug-09 14:22:08

i have front tummy area holes and agree that it is rubbing against buttonage..

Naetha Sat 01-Aug-09 14:22:21

You get it from an overloaded machine being on too high a spin setting. it means that the fabric is forced through the little holes.

Don't overload so much, and try a lower spin.

ConnorTraceptive Sat 01-Aug-09 19:24:57

Hmmm I think it could be the spin speed I use 1600 and I am guilty of over loading.

Although how do I check for moths and get rid of them if that is the cause?

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