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Can't get agitator off of GE spacemaker model WWP 1180G

I tried unscrewing the top cap and pulling on the agitator to take it off and remove a stuck shirt, and it won't budge. I pulled very hard and tried using a belt to pull on it too. The model number is WWP 1180G and, i'm not sure how old it is, but it looks to be about 5-10 years. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • bradi259 Feb 21, 2009

    there is a bolt inside when i remove the cap.

  • bradi259 Feb 21, 2009

    still no luck. thanks for the help

  • bradi259 Feb 22, 2009

    the bolt is closely surrounded by a plastic ring - i can't find a tool to fit it - what tool do you need for this?

  • Paulo May 11, 2010

    When you removed the top cap off the agitator did you see a bolt inside? If not do you see a white plastic piece with a square shaped hole?

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There is a bolt, ok. Remove the bolt and lift the agitator by reaching underneath it with both hands on each side and pull it up. If it seems really stuck, apply some WD40 and let it soak a bit before trying to pull it again.

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Once you unscrew the top the agitator should lift off.
Since it will not, you should soak the screw on top of the agitator in wd-40 or similar product to dissolve the corrosion that made it stick.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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