I know this isn't the end of the world but my first Dobak's elastic string was ripped off in the washer. I took it to the dry cleaners and they sewed it for like $3. I recently just bought a brand new Dobak and it happened again!!!! It's totally pissing me off. hahahah The lint filter thingy snags the string, the laundry goes around and around until it is ripped off. Should I get it sewn on again? Is it worth it? If I do should I just tie it in a bow to make it smaller in the wash? Is it imperative to have the elastic string? Will my Dobak swim around like crazy without it? Again, I know this isn't a mind bending question but I would appreciate any feedback.