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I need to get the agitator out of this machine to get to some fabric that is stuck between the tub and the agitator. I have unscrewed the top and soaked the shaft/center with PB blaster overnight. I even poured hot water over agitator, all to no avail. I can literally lift the whole machine off the ground washer, dryer and all. I heve whacked it with a hammer to get it unstuck. I am an engineer and an automotive tech so this is not rocket science to me. Is there a special tool like a puller for this job or do i have to take this machine out in the drive way and hook it up to some rope and a 2X4 or something. The stud with the threads for the cap comes out of a bolt that is surrounded by a metal ring - preventing one from putting any kind of socket on it since it is basically flush! Your expert help will be greatly appreciated and may I say Uplate looks pretty cute!

Thanks,

Ray

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  • ray32825 Nov 07, 2008

    Yes I did remove the cap - as I mentioned in my post.

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Did you try remove the agitator cover/cap. thinkin hteres a screws holding it down to center shart,

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