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Loose agitator i have a whirlpool ultimate care II washing machine. the agitator is loose. how can i tighten it up? the model # is: LSN1000JQO & the ser # is: CK2515891. any help would be appreciated!

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Remove the center dispenser. Under the dispenser is a plastic cap with a pull handle on it. Pull the cap straight up and you will find a mounting bolt underneath. Using a socket and ratchet, tighten the bolt snug. DO NOT overtighten as this may cause damage to the agitator. If you go to and type in your model number, there is an excellent exploded view diagram of the agitator components under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub" heading. If you still require assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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