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Agitator is slipping- GE model WJRR4170G top load washer

I have a GE model WJRR417G top loading washing machine, and it appears and sounds like the agitator is slipping while in use. I cannot figure out how to remove the agitator to inspect. I have taken the fabric softener resivour off, and now I am stuck. Any info would be a huge help.

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  • etnivin Jan 30, 2009

    How do I get that cover cap off? Do I need a special tool?

  • etnivin Jan 30, 2009

    It appears That the agitator is slipping. Where is the lint filter located, and why would it be chattering? Dirty?

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IF the agitator is like the ones in the older models, it will just pull straight up and off of the transmission shaft.

Inside the agitator there is a rubber splined insert with an aluminum center. The soft aluminum strips out causing the grinding sound. Very common to happen.

We used to use a special puller to remove that part and then press a new one back in.
Voila! Repaired agitator!!

Most any appliance parts store should be able to look up your model # and tell you if that agitator can be resplined.

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That is a good start!!
Under the F/S cup is a bolt.... down inside the agitator.
Once this is out, the agitator will lift out.

See THIS LINK

It is of a whirlpool, however it should be close!!

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Is the agitator actually slipping, or could you be hearing the lint filter chattering?

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Starting at the center agitator stem, there should be a cover cap or something that is removed to allow access to the bolt or nut that hold the agitator on.

Reply back what you find and I'll help further.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 30, 2009

    No. It will either pop off, or it will unscrew. Use one of those rubber jar openers to get a good grab on it.

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I have a different model, but my agitator came off with brute force. I used 2 allen wrenches in the slots on the side of the agitator to get leverage and then yanked until it came off. The problem is your air bell coupler.

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