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I have a GE Washer GTWN4250DOWS. I was washing my son bedding and his mattress pad got stuck under the agitator. I have pulled and pulled on it. In need of help we dont have money to call a repair pla

The bedding was for a twin size bed

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I washed some curtains and they got sucked up under the agitator. all i had to do was grab the agitator by the base and pull up firmly. it took a minute but came out with no problems. then i took a 7/16 wrench took the bolt off of the white plastic cap. My curtains were wrapped up inside there. put everything back together ..

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Remove the dispenser cup on the agitator. Then remove the 7/16 bolt that holds the agitator on and lift the agitator out.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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  • jenifer Nov 28, 2012

    Where is the bolt at?

  • jenifer Nov 28, 2012

    My husband removed the cap and there is a fabric softner plastic casing under where the cap goes. He dsnt see a bolt?

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    Richard Roth Nov 28, 2012

    Remove the dispenser cup on the top of the agitator, then down inside the agitator you will see the bolt.

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    Richard Roth Nov 28, 2012

    There may be a cover under the cap that will need to be removed as well. Here is a diagram of the assembly.

  • jenifer Nov 28, 2012

    Ty Richard we will give it a try.


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Your problem is the agitator coupling is stripped. Very common on your washer. Just pull up from the base of the agitator to release it. Lip your fingers under the bottom and work it from side to side while pulling up. The coupling is the brown plastic piece attached to the transmission shaft. Remove the bolt and oring. If that bolt is rusty or oring damaged get a new one with the new coupling. Sometimes the coupler is real stuck on the shaft. Becareful not to damage the transmission shaft or the threads for the bolt to hold the coupler if you use a gear puller.

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You should go in through the front. Use a flashlight and look between the front panel and the top panel. You should see some clips there. Stick a flathead screwdriver into the clips to pop the top up and then remove the front. The front may be held in by screws, but since I don't know which model you have, look inside once you pop the top and see if there are screws. Then you should be able to remove the front panel and see the belt.

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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 should be able to untangle the string that is caught..

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker stackable washer/dryer

The front cover come off by removing two philips screws on the bottom of the panel. That will expose all the operating parts of the washer.

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SOURCE: GE washer won't agitate

I had this same problem with our GE top load washer.  I just needed to pull harder.  (Note: The agitator is held in place by about a dozen L-shaped clips in a ring around the agitator's base that will release more as you pull harder on the agitator.)  Everything from the base below the large fins on up comes out together.  Grab the shaft above the fins and pull slowly and hard. I had to take the entire tub out, lay it on the porch, put my feet inside of it, and pull the agitator assembly out.  I wasn't able to pull it out while it was still in the washer.  BE CAREFUL! DON'T **** IT OUT; that might injure your back; just pull out slowly and as hard as you can without hurting yourself.  I was able to get it out successfully, but I am currently stuck at removing the bell below the agitator.  Good luck!

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