You found WHAT in your washing machine?!

By Michael Smith (Veshengro)

washing-machineFrom dummies (pacifiers to our American cousins) to rashers of bacon, new research by appliance repair specialists discovered a large selection of strange and interesting things found in the bottom of washing machines and hidden within the filters.

Tissues are the number one shared experience by Brits, with 56% of people surveyed saying they have found Kleenex confetti sprinkled on their wet clean clothes.

In contrast to the devastating disappointment felt upon finding the remains of tissues, the second most found item is cash, bringing much happiness and joy, assuming that it is still in good condition.

Jewelery has also been found in washing machine, including several expensive wedding rings while other small items spotted in the machine’s depths include drill parts, lighters, a spoon, pens and pencils, Lego pieces and nail clippers. The strangest items found in washing machines include, apparently, bacon, clothes hangers and a bowl.

There are some people who have, in this survey, claimed to have put their electronics through a spin cycle, often not surviving the ordeal. These include mobile phones, a bluetooth headset and even an Xbox controller. Why someone would do that beats me but...

More than likely in most cases when stuff like that ends up in your washing machine, especially in the filters, you end up having to get the repairman in. this can be avoided by being a lot more careful and checking clothing for anything left in them. That should be standard procedure.

I also know of people who have, accidentally, laundered their cellphone and that is not a good idea, especially not for the cellphone. They don't like baths for some reason.

I am sure that not only costly damage to the machine can occur – and repair services are not cheap – but also damage to other things that are left in the laundry. Having your wallet in there with cash in it which may get damaged beyond use and exchange then that is another loss on top of that all.

Before clothes go into the laundry hamper – or whatever you use – and another time before they actually get put into the machine they should be thoroughly checked so that nothing is left in pockets, etc. It can save damage, expense and loss.

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