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In top loading washing machines, the agitator is responsible for moving the clothes through the water and detergent and is driven by the output shaft of the transmission. The output shaft is normally splined and the center of the plastic agitator will have a matching spline to ensure a tight fit. Depending on the brand of washing machine, the agitator may be a single piece unit or a two piece dual action agitator. If the single piece agitator or the lower portion of a dual agitator does not oscillate back and forth during the wash cycle, or if the agitator can be turned on the transmission shaft, then the spline may be damaged and the agitator may need to be replaced. Most agitators are held in place with a bolt that threads into the top of the transmission shaft and is located below the softener dispenser or top cover. Some models use a small set screw in the barrel of the agitator just above the base to secure the agitator to the shaft, while some will use a rubber o-ring to provide a tight fit. When the retaining device is removed you should be able to lift the agitator from the shaft.
You do not have agitator dogs in your machine, yours is made by Frigidaire the agitator can be removed by removing the top of the agitator and remove the bolt. It is screwed directly into the transmission shaft, You want to check the belt to see if it is stretch out , just normal from use.
Under the agitator you have what is called (agitating dogs). The agitator will have to be removed. The top should spin off, you will be able to look down into the agitator and see a bolt. Remove this bolt and the agitator can be pulled out. The agitators are small pieces of plastic with small teeth. These teeth get worn out over time or if the washer is overloaded. When the agitator free spins one way the teeth grab a (gear) on agitator and this is how you get the washing action (agitating). These dogs are easy to replace and cost about $5. If you need more info check out *how to replace agitating dogs)
Lint is nothing more than broken fibers in the fabric. To minimize lint, make sure you don't overload the machine. Loosely load items to the top row of holes in the tub. With a full oad, select the highest water level and use the proper amount of detergant. If you have a two piece agitator, verify the upper section turns one way like a ratchet. This action keeps the load circulating so the same items are not at the lower section of the agitator thoughout the wash and rinse cycles.
Can you please identify the problem with my washing machine?It
appears all the functions of my simpson 175 washing machine work
normally except the agitator only moves briefly and harshly for between
1 and 2 seconds.
Simpson 175 HD (Dual Action Agitator) Washing Machine.
1517 5M40 A 28 June 1990
Not sure what you mean? if you have normal wash action then it is agitating in the wash cycle. Otherwise if it doesn't agitate or spin but does fill with water then your motor or motor control board is bad.