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Removing agitator It seems that my agitator is different from others. I've actually broken the softner dispenser off and there is no bolt. I've tried pulling, twisting and every other thing I can. Nothing seems to work to get the agitator off.

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Need to remove agitator to clean. How?

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Re: removing agitator

There is a plastic plate in there, must remove it to get to the half inch nut holding it on.

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I have a stocking leg caught under the agitator can i remove the agitator to release it and how is this done? vicki

remove the softner dispenser then use a 7/16 socket to remove the screw as shown in this picture then lift up on two sides of the agitator

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Jan 28, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

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Agitator seems to not turn right. Is there a gear that could be broken?

I'll assume that this is a standard direct drive, top loading washer. Try manually turning the agitator counter-clockwise, it should catch. if the top of the agitator spins freely, you will need to replace the agitator dogs. Part#80040 Just remove the agitator cap, (or softener dispenser) and remove the inner cap and seal. There should be a 7/16th bolt that holds the agitator onto the tranny shaft. Remove bolt and pull the agitator up from the base. Once you have the dogs, you'll see where to go from there, it's hard to explain on a post, but is actually rather simple to perform. The doga are what catches back against the grain to create the agitating action. Hopefully that's all it is.

Dec 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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I need to remove the agitator due to something being spun around it and it will not spin; How do I remove it?

Pop the fabric softner dispenser off the top of the agitator, pull the round plastic piece in the agitator out, the you will see a bolt through the center, remove the bolt and the agitator will slide out

Aug 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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How do you remove the agitator on amana washer model lwa30aw

Unplug the Amana washing machine from the wall outlet, and open the lid. Pull the liquid fabric softener dispenser straight off of the top of the agitator. Some Maytag washers require the use of a flat head screwdriver inserted between the dispenser and the top of the agitator. Twist the handle of the screwdriver to pop the dispenser off of the agitator.

Remove the barrier cap inside the agitator using your hands. Pull the barrier cap straight out of the agitator. There is an O-ring that attaches to the outside of the barrier cap. If it did not come out with the cap, pull the O-ring out of the center of the agitator.

Remove the bolt securing the agitator to the drive bell with the socket wrench. The bolt is inside the center of the agitator.

Place your fingers in between the bottom of the agitator and the tub. Lift straight up to remove the agitator from the tub. Keep your head out of the way in case the agitator is stuck and unexpectedly releases. If necessary, use agitator hooks. Insert them under the agitator and push down on the hooks to release the agitator.

Aug 06, 2009 | Amana 3.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer

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Kenmore elite washer not agitating properly

pull off fabric softner dispenser ..some twist off others pull blue ring up and then dispenser up..under neath remove the cover by prying cap or pulling up on tabs..remove 7/16 bolt or on some use 1/2 in drive extension to twist out retaning bolt pull top off and replaced the agitator dogs underneath ..part#80040

Sep 14, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Broken Washing Machine Agitator

probably just what is known as agitator dogs just worn ..with no brand or model i assume it's a whirpool or kenmore ..1st remove softner dispenser (without brand can't say how it would come off ..some twist off some just pull off ) if agitator has cap underneath pull it off in center of agitator should be a bolt 7/16 if kenmore/whirlpool..remove it pull up on top half ..whole thing may come out if so just pull up sharply on top part of top half comes out dogs are on it( 4 )again i'm assuming kenmore/whirlpool whirpool part # 80040 replace them and reassemble ..if any other brand will probably have to replace entire agitator..good luck

Sep 11, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool top load washer


On most top load whirpool washers (not including the calypso or the cabrillo) there are 2 main styles for getting the agitator off.

The first and easiet are for the older styles. This will be easy to identify as there is a green ring around the fabric softner dispenser holding it on. Raise the ring up and the dispenser will come off. Underneath you will see a plastic cap. Pry this off with a small flat hear screw driver. Underneath there, there will be a 7/16" bolt. Take it off with a rachet and lift the agitator from the bottom and out of the way.

The second and slightly more complicated method is for the new style. This can be identified by the 4 evenly spaced slots just underneath the fabric softner dispenser. First gently rock the top of the fabric softner side to side. the white top should come off as well as a clear plastic cup underneath. You will be left with 4 white plastic shafts sticking up just above thse slots mentioned earlier. Taking care not to break these shafts, rotate the remaining top piece of the agitator counter clock wise. Once it rotates, pull/ pry it off. Underneath there will be a clear plastic cap with 2 tabs on it. Pull the cap off by these tabs. Remove the remaining 7/16 bolt underneath and lift the agitator off by the bottom.

There are many variations of agitators, but one of these 2 methods (or even a mixture) should get you taken care of. One other thing to mention. Once you take either of the perviously mentioned styles off, you may find a white square hole under neath the dispensers. With this style, you use a 1/2" rachet to unscrew it counter clockwise and the 7/16 bolt is underneath.

If this doesn't seem to match what you have, get me the model number (just underneath the lid to the center rear) and I can get you some step by step directions just for your model.

Aug 01, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Agitator removal

Yes it does, I believe the dispenser will twist an 1/8 turn and pop off. There is a cap with a handle below it that pulls out. The last part is a bolt. Try a 7/16 deep well socket with a nine inch extension, grasp the agitator and loosen it. Leave bolt intact and lift agitator from the bottom. Looking from the date if you have solved the issue this will stand as a general post for ag removal.

Jul 31, 2008 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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If just the top portion of the agitator does not work, you are likely looking at and agitator dog problem. Yes, it's a silly name for the part, but that is what it says right on the manufactures replacement part. While you are in there, I would also recommend replacing your thrust spacer as well as they get brittle over time. So, once you have part numbers 80040 (agitator dogs) and 8055228 (thrust spacer), here's how to swap them out. First remove your fabric softner dispenser. It should have a blueish/ green ring around it. The ring locks it in place. Lift the ring and the dispenser will lift off. Next, as you look down under where the dispenser was, you will see clear plastic with a black rubber ring around it. There are 2 tabs sticking out of the top of it, just grab these (needle nose pliers would make it easier) and pull it up. Under that you will find a bolt (7/16" if I remember correctly) Remove the bolt and the whole agitator can lift out now. If only the top half comes off, don't worry about it. the bottom half can stay without a problem. As a matter of fact, the thrust spacer sits between the 2 halves. Now, the area where the bolt came out is a seperate piece. It may or may not be held in by two white plastic tabs at the bottom. If it is, just work the tabs off with a small flat head screwdriver. Once this piece is seperated, you will now see your agitator dogs. There is a ring holding them on from the bottom. Slide the ring off and replace all 4 dogs. Wipe any extra fabric softner and shavings from the previous dogs out. Re-assemble in reverse.

Jul 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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