· Sand in my washing machine-any help? walleyebuster5. Participant. Central MN. Posts: 3,926. May 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm #1272076. We have a middle of the road washing machine and 2 times in the past few weeks my wife finds sand all over her cloths. like lots. I''ve used it plenty in between with no problems. Any ideas why this is happening?