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Top loading kitchen aid washer that shakes down the house

I have a top loading kitchen aid washer that was shaking so bad i thought the whole house would fall apart. i assume it is a problem with the agitator--and i've opened it up to see what's going on, but is there a special tool to unscrew the bolt? when i try to turn the wrech, it just moves the whole agitator.
could there be another problem causing it to rock so badly? the manual is gone, and i dont know what model it is.
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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    The tub is shaking veryyyyyyy bad and i found a broken spring but do not know where it goes.

  • gpm1 May 17, 2009

    I found the balancing spring hanging loose but cannot determine where it should be connected.

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Probably wouldnt look under hte agitator for problem. although the trick is to hold t he agitator while loosening hte bolt, it will then lifts right off after bolt removed., i would remove hte cover and perhaps look for a broken spring , bleach sometimes falls through rusting out metal brackets

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