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I am having problams removing agitator,is there a special tool or a trick to removing it.

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Unscew the cap on the top of the agitator, then hit it back and forth with your hand and it will break loose. I just did it to mine today and it has not been of for twenty years.

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Mine is a Kleenmaid LWK74AWMFG in 2002 Made by Speed Queen. I could not lift it off using the above tips until I filled the bowl by setting on "Hot Water Wash" this expanded the plastic and after draining the bowl some to grip the agitator lifted of easily reveling the Hex screw head. Bingo

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Cabinet and Top:

Drum, Agitator, Basket:

Drive Componants, Suspension Parts:

Good luck, and let me know how it comes out, or if you need anything further. Good Luck!!!!!!

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