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Agitator moving just a little.

Hey. I have a top-loading washing machine. I put a comforter that was too big in there, and now the agitator moves only slightly back and forth--not the full swing. And when it drains, it make a high pitched humming sound. My husband is in Iraq, so no man-help here! Is there a cheap solution??? Tiffany

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  • mothermoonba Jan 24, 2009

    Ok, but how do I get the agitato off? Do I need to flip it over and do it from the bottom???

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If it is a Whirlpool or Kenmore make washer you probably stripped the "dog ears" in the agitator. They give you the duel agitation that makes your clothes cycle from top to bottom of the machine. Should only rin you around $8.00 or so. Hope that helps.

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  • bobyoungappl Jan 27, 2009

    around the cap on top of the agitator there is a little notch that a flat head screw driver will go into, pop the cap and you will see another plug like cap. Pull that off to reveal a 7/16 bolt. remove the bolt and then pull up from the bottom of the agitator. Be carefull I have popped myself in the mouth with it a few times when pulling it off. It can be stubborn sometimes to get off. If you have removed the bolt there is nothing else holding it in place.

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