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Thin cloth belt is caught wrapped around the agitator

I have a pair of drawstring pants - when I washed them last night, the belt got wrapped around the bottom of the agitator (under the wide par) - and I can not seem to disentangle it.

Is it possible to lift the agitator out so I can see how the belt is actually caught?

I have an old Kenmore washing machine that was in the house when I bought it 3 1/2 years go.

Thank you,

Mary Kelly

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shaggyrat
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SOURCE: Series 70 prob: Recently started wrapping clothes around agitator

some fabrics are known to do that you have on wrong cycle setting there should be a setting for delicates and clothing and blankets and things when loaded to close to agitator will attract each other together so its wise when loading machine load in a circle leveled out till desired fullness away from agitator they shouldnt attract as much

Posted on May 07, 2008

rickzilla
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SOURCE: drawstring tangled under agitator on an older GE washing machine.

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..

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Laundry is trapped under the base of the agitator.

Im not very familiar with that type of top loadign washer,,, but on most agitators there is a bolt that runs down the center of the agitator, connecting it to the transmission/gearbox. Usually there is a cap, or softner dispenser that can be pulled off, revealing this bolt.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

dh1200s
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SOURCE: caught string

OK you can remove thr tumbler with a Number 20 Torx driver. The FAV6800A/9800A Service Manual does not call out the torx driver size. Page 37 of the SM will take you thru the process. Let us know if you have any questions. Rich

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

Maytag317
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SOURCE: agitator making clicking noise when washing clothes; clothes wrapping around agitator

Hi,
If this a whirlpool brand washer, there are sone parts bad in the agitator it's self. These parts are called dogs and they make the agitator rachet so that the top half only goes one direction. Does this sound like what you are experiencing? If so, let me know and I can assist you further.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Washing Machine won't agitate, spin, or drain

It sounds like the motor needs to be replaced, you can drain the water by taking the drain hose from the drain and lowering down water will drain.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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