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HOW TO REMOVE AGITATOR ON A HOT POINT WASHER

NEED HELP IN REMOVING AGITOR ON HOT POINT TOP LOAD WASHER.REMOVED TOP CAP NOTHING UNDER IT TO UNSREW OR RELEASE. IS THERE ANOTHER WAY. SEARSDIRECT WAS OF NO HELP

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  • EMOTROPOLIS Oct 26, 2008

    followed directions and worked like a charm. That got me to the agitator coupler that is worn out. New part on order, only cost $5.00, what a deal. Thanks u very much.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I broke the agitator doing this mine don't remove this way don't do it!

  • bubber1944 Mar 27, 2009

    can't remove agitator from hotpoint washer

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If anyone is still doing this.. i had a hotpoint model type vbxr1060. It had just a cap on agitator no extra bolts and used two hammers to get underneath the base creating leverage..

Work both hammers in (using the nail puller side) as far as possible towards the center of the agitator on opposing sides and use them to pull up and slightly outwards towards the sides of the basin. When you get it off you will see why this works as the agitator's base has mini clips that grasp the base of the air bell housing. hope this tip helps someone.

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How old is this washer??? if its a 15-20 yr old hotpoint washer, the only thing holding it on is 15-20 yrs of wanting to be there. fingers under the sides and PULLLLLLLLLL: they do make an ajitator puller, its a rubber bladder that slides under the agitator and fills with water to POP it off. its no joke its a bear to come off!!!!!!!

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

Had same problem, did same thing - worked!

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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7.With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.
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