You're Not Crazy, Proof Shows Your Washer May Be Eating Your Socks

We've all thought at some point while doing our laundry, "did the washer eat my sock", and now we know we aren't crazy, sometimes IT DOES!  James Darmstadt, a quality engineer at GE Appliances says this is absolutely possible. "In the case pictured, he says the socks most likely slipped through a hole in the gasket — that thick, rubber ring on front-loading washers that creates a tight seal when the door closes.when the machine is spinning at very high speeds, socks could slip through a hole or slit in the gasket and get trapped in the space below the metal washing basket."  Maybe this is where all the socks go... 

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Amazing right? 

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