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I have a GE WVSR106A1WW washer, just a few weeks ago I replaced the agitator bell, (the little plastic piece that contains the teeth in which drive the agitator) now I'm smelling burnt rubber and the washer isn't spinning. How do I gain access to the lower mechanics below the basket to check the belt out?

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To check out belt, use a putty knife to push in and release the clips holding the front panel onto the machine, about two inches in from each side at the seam of the front panel and the washer top. The front panel pulls forward and lifts off pegs at the bottom.

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I know that it is the aggagiator because some company came and looked at it but they never showed back up. I need a used or new one. I would like to first price them including the service fee.

Under the agitator is a drive block (number 310 as shown here). The agitator snaps on to it. Inside it is splines. Since the drive bell is plastic them splines will wear smooth and as a result she won't agitate. Grab hold of the neck of the agitator and snatch it off OR loop a belt under the agitator and twist a wooden handle around till the agitator releases. Then remove the drive bell and replace that puppy.

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May 06, 2011 | GE WVSR1060A Top Load Washer

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I have a GE top loading washing machine. The agitator has stopped working and the drum no longer spins at the end of the cycle when the water drains. What can I do to fix it and get the agitator...


When the agitator on your GE washing machine does not work correctly, the most likely cause is a worn drive bell. The drive bell sits on the agitator shaft inside the agitator. The shaft and the inside of the bell lock together using splines. When the splines inside the drive bell wear out, the agitator will not rotate correctly. To repair the agitator on the GE top loading washing machine, you will need to remove the agitator and the drive bell.

1. Unplug the GE washer from the wall outlet. Open the washer lid to access the agitator.
2. Grab the bottom of the agitator with both hands and pull the agitator out of the washing machine. If the agitator will not budge, rent agitator hooks to pry the agitator out. Agitator hooks are available at appliance repair stores. Set the agitator hooks under the agitator and push down on the handle to pull the agitator off the shaft.
3. Pry off the plug on the top of the drive bell on the agitator shaft with a small flathead screwdriver. Use a socket wrench to remove the hex head bolt at the top of the drive bell. Carefully pull the drive bell up off of the agitator shaft. This may take some force depending on how stripped the inside of the drive bell has become.
4. Inspect the inside of the drive bell. There are splines inside the drive bell that line up with the splines on the shaft. Most often the splines inside the drive bell have worn, causing the shaft to spin but not the drive bell. Also inspect the notch on the outside of the drive bell and the notch inside the bottom of the agitator. If either of these are worn, replace the drive bell and the agitator.
5. Take the drive bell to an appliance repair shop to purchase a new part. If you need to replace the agitator, take the old one with you as well. Compare the new parts to the old ones, making sure they are identical.
6. Position the new drive bell over the agitator shaft, lining up the splines on the shaft with the splines on the inside of the drive bell. Set the securing bolt back into the top of the drive bell and tighten the bolt down until it pushes the drive bell down until the bell bottoms out. Push the new plug on the top of the agitator bell with the palm off your hand until the plug locks into place.
7. Place the agitator over the drive bell and slowly rotate the agitator until the notch inside the agitator lines up with the notch on the outside of the drive bell. Tap the top of the agitator down with the palm of your hand until the notch on the agitator locks down over the notch on the drive bell. The agitator will not bottom out flush with the tub.
8. Close the washer lid and plug the washer power cord back into the wall socket.

The defective agitator is the cause of the drum not spinning. So get the agitator fixed and it should solve the spinning problem.

Good luck.

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My washer fills,will not agitate,but will spin to empty. why? #2090 ge topload

That dang drive bell has failed most likely. It has a plastic spline in it that wears smooth with time. Yank off the agitator to get to the spline. themobilian_2141.jpg

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My mother has model @ GJSR2130B1ww and the agitator is lose and won't connect properly and prevents the washer from washing correctly. Can you tell me how to access the bolts to tighten them up? Thank...

What is wrong with the agitator is called a 'bell' or a 'drive block' and you can replace them yourself. The part is cheap enough, but getting the agitator off requires tugging upward with a bit of force. Once the agitator is off, the drive block is underneath and once you remove it you will see the stripped teeth.

Here is a picture of a suggested method to pull the agitator:

You may not have to go to that length to remove it. I have seen GE salesmen pull them by hand to demonstrate the agitator.

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+whirlpool LSQ8243HQ0 water valve works. wont wash or spin. new motor coupling and timer.

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)

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Washer will spin but does not agitate, checked the belt its ok.

Number 310 probably is stripped out. Mounted under the agitator this is called a drive block/bell.d390837.jpgI believe the part comes with a new bolt also. This plastic piece has splines inside that slip onto the tranny. Over time the splines wear smooth and the washer will not agitate. To get to it you yank off the agitator:

Oct 28, 2010 | GE WDSR2080D Top Load Washer

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Maytag washer #A882 Washer fills, but will not agitate. Can hear timer run and after numerous tries of unplugging and slamming the lid, it agitates. My husband doesn't think it's the lid switch. Could it...

Open the lid and in the middle pull the cap off the top off the agitator.
Then remove the little plastic piece, and you should see a 1/2 nut and some little plastic teeth that when the unit is running it locks into those.
Verify by turning with your hand that they are not striped out, If they are then you will need to replace those. If its not agitating it will be more Technical to diagnose.

Also make sure the screw is tight.

Good Luck!

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Agitation problem

You probably have a problem with the agitator dogs. Located inside the agitator are agitator dogs. They are little plastic looking teeth that have smaller teeth on them. The sit inside the agitator and grab onto the teeth in the agitator stopping it so it agitates. If you pop off the top of the agitator and look in you will see them in there. They are small and off white. Cheap parts running around 7 dollars for the pack of four. Easy to replace too, just remove the old and replace with the new. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful. Good luck and have a great weekend.

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Whirlpool washer agitates but makes a very loud noise

It sounds like the agitator teeth, that are plastic, are worn out. To check this, take the agitator cap off with a strong knife or flat-head screw driver, and check the circular teeth inside, to see if they are worn out. These plastic teeth are the agitator part of the washer, where as the spinning part is a metal set of teeth, at the bottom of the agitator. You see the metal teeth, when you take the agitator completely out. You will have to replace the agitator if the teeth are worn out.

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