And I thought my machines were the only ones that tried to eat laundry... my dryer gets hungry occasionally and nabs things, mostly onesies or bibs with metal snaps left undone. Although today it tried to eat the corner of 2 FBs!!! They are still useable but a bit traumautized. I threatened the dryer with a visit from the repairman if it does not contain its appetite for diapers. It responded with the usual squeaking and clunking, but no more eating for now.
My machine ripped holes in a couple of things (onesie and jeans.) I finally did a good check and found a hairpin sticking out of one of the holes. Then several weeks later I found ANOTHER one. I guess things occasionally got caught on them and holes resulted.