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Drawstring tangled under agitator on an older GE washing machine.

How do I remove the agitator ?

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You should be able to unscrew the top cap of the agitator ( may be left hand thread ) and lift off the agitator once the cap is off... They sometimes stick so you may have to muscle it to remove that cap..once lifted off..you should be able to untangle the string that is caught..

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