May 03, 2011 Sand in my washing machine-any help? walleyebuster5. Participant. Central MN. Posts 3,928. May 2, 2011 at 752 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. Ive used it plenty in between with no problems. Any ideas why this is happening?