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HI - We have a Maytag Legacy Series top load washer. When it agitates and spins it sounds like something is trapped underneath the agitator. Is their anyway I can easily remove the agiator and see if there is something there? Thanks Gregg

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Usually nothing will get trapped beneath the agitator. The posibility that something has gotten caught btw the tub and spin basket is higher. Please feel free to subscribe and I'll help you further.

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