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How to remove agitator
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
with the palm orhte heel of yuor hand smack the top of agitaor, hte fabric softener cup will release.it doenst seperate to clen any furthetr though reccommnd soaking in hot water to clean out. reach down and pull up the opaque cover from the center of agitatr and there you will fond a 7/16 bolt holding the agitator to the tranny shaft. remove bolt adn PULL up
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
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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The agitator's movement back and forth is important for the cleaning of your laundry. If it doesn't function properly, your clothes won't be as clean as possible. If your agitator does not move, moves only in one direction or its movement is very weak, you will probably need to remove the agitator. Furthermore, in order to inspect the tub for leaks, the clutch assembly, the splines, or to remove the spin drum, you will have to remove the agitator.
The agitator is fastened to the agitator shaft and its movement is driven either by splines or a simple clutch assembly. The splines are usually plastic or rubber nubs on a cylinder that fits over the agitator shaft. If the nubs wear down, the shaft will not turn properly or it will turn weakly. If the agitator is moving in only one direction, the likely cause is the clutch assembly. The clutch has dogs that depress and pop up with each turn. If those dogs are worn, they will not engage properly and the agitator will turn only in one direction.
Various makes and models differ in how the agitator is removed. In some newer models, the agitator just lifts straight up and out. However, in most models you will have to do some combination of the following steps. First remove the fabric softener dispenser, if any. It should either lift or screw off. Next remove the cap. It may lift off, screw off or failing that, it may need to be pried off.
Beneath the cap some agitators are secured in place by a bolt. Use a socket wrench with an extension to remove that bolt. Some Maytags may have a screw near to the bottom of the agitator post that must be removed. Now try to lift the agitator straight up, possibly with a little back and forth rocking motion. Use caution when pulling, the agitator may come loose suddenly and hit you in the face or send you flying backward.
If the agitator is particularly stubborn, you can loop some rope under one side of the agitator at the bottom and then up over a broom handle. Now loop it again under the other side of the agitator and back up to the broom. Brace one end of the broom handle against the top of the washer and lift up on the other end. Double check that you have removed anything that may be securing the agitator in place. Do not use too much force or you may damage the washer cabinet, agitator or injure yourself.
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008
If you remove the top cover to the agitator, inside you will see a I believe 9/16" nut. Remove this to take the agitator off the shaft.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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Apr 17, 2015 | Frigidaire Washing Machines
Hello friend, that's a great post!
I see that you need to remove the agitator from your Frigidaire washer. Regrettably, this is not a simple DIY job. These intricate part replacements do require precision and patience, therefore when replacing such components or removing them from your appliance, I would suggest seeking professional assistance. One must be very careful as there certain replacement parts could result in potential harm. Best regards. -Matt
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