Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
Whirlpool / Kenmore Top Load, Direct Drive Washers.
A number of the diagnostics and repair procedures for these washers require you to remove the agitator(s).
In order to get the agitators out, you need to remove the "Spanner Nut" and "Drive Block".
Many instructions call for a special spanner wrench to remove the nut.
You don't need a special spanner wrench. (About $20 retail)
I've used a short 10" pipe wrench (About $9 also good for cracking walnuts) hooked around one of the tabs on the spanner nut and tapped the handle with a hammer to loosen it.
Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer (it's soft metal). Put a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap it up with a hammer.
Posted by oldguy5 on
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