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I've got a GE washer WCSE4160B1WW and I have to remove the agitator. This one has a nut to be removed, but I can't figure out hoe to get to it. Any suggestions?

How do I remove the agitator?

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Remove the fabric softener cup, then the internal cap and you will see the screw.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

this is a very common happening and it means
This usually means that a seal is degrading or dissolving.
This washer is a top loader, Right!
I believe it calls for HE ( High Efficient) laundry detergent.
If we use to much of either it will cause this !

This usually happens due to using to much detergent or bleach.
You said, Black oil like residue discharged from washer during use. Stain clothes, almost impossible to remove. Loosened nut on agitator but it will not budge, and am afraid of damage if I try to pry between agitator and bottom of drum.




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theres no nut and bolt,,only a cam or bell ..you have to roch agitator back and forth,,until it losens,,and pull up reall hard..or put your belt under agitator and yank up..onthejob

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IF the agitator is like the ones in the older models, it will just pull straight up and off of the transmission shaft.

Inside the agitator there is a rubber splined insert with an aluminum center. The soft aluminum strips out causing the grinding sound. Very common to happen.

We used to use a special puller to remove that part and then press a new one back in.
Voila! Repaired agitator!!

Most any appliance parts store should be able to look up your model # and tell you if that agitator can be resplined.

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer series 80-how do I remove the agitator

My Kenmore series 80 washer has sucked a shirt into the agitator and I cannot remove the agitator to free the shirt. How do I remove the agitator?. Do you have a diagram of the machine that I could look at to find it? The model is 238321000

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Washer Hub Nut Removal

Spray the nut with PB Blaster. Use a ball peen hammer to break away the remaining thin part of the hub then chisel a trough from the radius up near the nut to the bottom broken edge of the hub. keep repeating this process until the chisel breaks thru and when the trough is deep enough you'll be able to insert the chisel thru the though where it broke thru and pry sideways which will crack the hub into two halves. Tap the two halves out from under the hub nut and you will be happy to find wrench flats on the shaft just below the nut. Two 10 inch adjustable wrenches should work for you now. Set the wrenches so that they are squeezed together while turning the nut in the loosening direction. If you still don't have enough hand strength attach two 3 foot pieces of 2 X 4 to a door hing and position the wrenches between the open "V" created by the 2 X 4 clamp. Good luck!

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