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Old July 18th, 2006, 03:57 AM
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When Mrs. Cynic came to me with the story that our brand-new washing machine was eating our socks and underwear, I said "that's a load of crap... washing machines do NOT eat clothing.... there is nowhere for it to go" and left it at that. She then presented me with about 8 single socks, and asked me where the matching other was. I said, stuck to the jeans due to static... look in the pant legs. One or two were found in that manner, so I figured that was the problem, now solved.

Mrs. Cynic did not let the matter die, however, and one day she brought me to the machine, opened the door (front-loading) and pulled back a rubber gasket. Inside were a bunch of socks. It WAS eating socks.

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FYI> If you happen to own one of those nice new Whirlpool "Duet" energy-saving front loaders, check the rubber gasket inside the washer door. It fits loosely, and stuff can get lost inside. You might just find those elusive eaten socks hiding inside....
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Old July 18th, 2006, 04:17 AM
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Well. I have the old fashioned top loading machine.....but a very new model and I can guarantee that washing machines eat socks! I am convinced that my missing socks are in a parallel universe! Washiang machines are very complicated machines!
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Old July 18th, 2006, 07:46 AM
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Our washing machine does not eat socks, but my teen son's feet sure do!
The socks of his that I find in the wash all have no heels! I usually throw them out rather than wash them. I don't know what it is with his feet, but he usually rots through at least 1 pair a week!

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Old July 18th, 2006, 07:51 AM
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Cynic- Kindly stop spreading misinformation!!!! Eveyone knows that every washing machine has a portal to another dimension inhabited by creatures that subsist on wet socks. Whenever they are hungry they reach through the dimensional portal and grab a snack.
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I do have one of those front loaders, and I will go check. I just thought my son had some sort of weird sock problem.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Old July 18th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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Gee I thought I had the only monster sock eating washing machine! It even throws up my DH socks leaving holes in the toes. Whats up with that? Perhaps I should give it a dose of Alka Seltzer with each sock load! Cuz I don't want the ones with the holes in the toes back!
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Old July 18th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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Long ago, I stopped trying to match socks. I can wear any black with almost any other black. it is when I wear one blue one and one brown one that gets my wife exercised. Well, she needs exercise!
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Old or new, they ALL eat socks! My department store bills all have gym socks on them.

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Old July 18th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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Yes... mine (godzilla) does eat socks. I don't know where they go but they vanish down its gullet.
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