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Remove tangled apron ties from hoover agitator

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: drawstring tangled under agitator on an older GE washing machine.

You should be able to unscrew the top cap of the agitator ( may be left hand thread ) and lift off the agitator once the cap is off... They sometimes stick so you may have to muscle it to remove that cap..once lifted off..you should be able to untangle the string that is caught..

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: i have an apron tie strap wrapped underneath the

Different manufacturers have different methods of removing the agitator. Since you posted no brand name or model number of your washer, it makes it hard to determine how your's is configured. The instructions below are for a Whirlpool manufactured washing machine. (This includes Kenmore, Estate and Roper):

1, Remove the agitator center cap (or fabric softener dispenser, if equipped) by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.
2. If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
3. Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16” hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8” to ½” ratchet adapter to remove.
4, Remove the entire agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep the upper portion of the agitator (called the auger) and parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make reassembly much easier.

NOTES:

When reinstalling the agitator bolt, ensure that you DO NOT overtighten. This can damage the agitator and restrict its movement. Tighten until "snug".

When reinstalling the center post cap, make sure it is seated properly. This cap is used as an air gap to keep water out of the transmission. Failure to install correctly, can lead to leaks and potential damage to the drive components.

If your agitator is not one of the models listed above, please post back with your information, so that I may assist you better. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i remove the agitator to remove a tangled

Hi,
To remove the agitator you need to unscrew the cap on top of the agitator. With the cap off, pull straight up on the agitator; it should lift off. If it doesn't move, rap its side with a hammer. If it still won't lift off, drive wedges under the bottom rim of the agitator to dislodge it. Then set the new agitator if you want and replace the agitator cap.

Note: Damage to the snubbed, a pad like device sometimes located under the agitator cap, can cause the machine to vibrate excessively. Check to see if wet laundry is wadded around the bottom of the tub shaft, or under the basket or agitator assembly. Remove the basket or agitator in order to remove the laundry easily.
Let us know if you want any further clarification.
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Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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SOURCE: apron string caught under the rod the agitator

Is it a top loader if it is.

You can remove the agitator.
Remove the dispenser pops out, you might need a flat screw driver. After that remove the cover in the agitator.
There should be a bolt. remove the bolt and now you can pull out the agitator.

Now you can get the apron string right out.

http://www.pdxappliance.com

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Daniel S
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SOURCE: the agitator is stuck inn

Hi

Please check this video, seems like something is wrong with the agitator and you have to disassemble it completely:


Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Posted on Jul 20, 2011

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