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Removal of Agitator

I want to replace the clutch in my whirlpool LSQ9610L and am doing pretty good. However, I cannot get the agitator out so that I can remove the transmission. I removed the cap and found the bolt, but it just turns and will not come out. Help??

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  • boyd_cox Jan 14, 2009

    Never mind! Got it.

  • boyd_cox Mar 03, 2009

    Thanks to your help, the washing machine was up and running that day and has been working well ever since!

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This will show you exactly how to do the repair, step by step. Dave

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    You can go to www.shop.washermd.com and you can download the tutorial. Thanks

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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. Another issue that might cause this disruption is the Motor coupler.

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The agitator is fastened to the agitator shaft and its movement is driven either by splines or a simple clutch assembly, which is removable as well. 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.

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Here's a tool list;
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Take a gander at this pic... you'll be going after #10 'cause that's the problem.
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