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Noisy/loose agitator the top half of the agitator has become loose and rattles around when washer is in use how do I remove it to check what is wrong

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Remove the top piece of the agitator. this is a dispenser. then remove a cap that is at the center of the agitator. there is a bolt there that is holding the whole agitator. remove the bolt and you can pull out the whole agitator. be careful in removing, the thing could just separate to pieces and you may have a problem assembling it again.

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