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Agitator in washer is making lots of noise

Need to get the agitator out to see what is under it

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There is a racheting gear made of plastic under the agitater. if the tub is overloaded it will strip the gear.

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My GE top loading washer is making a clunking noise during agitation. Everything else okay

The problem may be in your agitator. The spline may be worn out. It is located under the spindle. Are your clothes becoming clean. That noise might be the agitator not fully engaged.

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Not spinning or rinsing?

After the machine fills the next step is to agitate. By agitate I mean the wash portion. The plastic fin in the middle of the tub rotates back and forth. So, after the washer fills, if the machine does not agitate, but stops dead, you have a broken lid switch. When I say stops dead, I mean no noise whatsoever. If the machine makes noise you have other problems.

If the machine fills, agitates, and then stops dead, the problem is still the lid switch. The next step would be describing the noise so I can more accurately give a suggestion. Problems include but are not limited to: broken couplers, malfunctioning water pumps, and/or defective motors or transmissions. These are the vast majority of the problems, and the others need no mention.

With a model number I can give a part number of the lid switch, and or other problematic parts. Also, I can give you an average price of the parts. With this information you could order it yourself and save money :) The model numbers are located under the lid of the washer. Not physically on the lid, but right under it. Get eye level with the top of the washer and you will see it ;)

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The agitator in my washer is not working and it is making a weird noise

If you have the model number (lift lid and model, serial # etc. are on the cabinet, you can go to the Sears parts site.!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.26902691&pop=flush

Enter your model number instead of the 110.26902691

Then look under the heading Agitator, basket and tub.

The problem may be the "agitator dogs" (4 plastic pieces that allow the top agitator spin one direction only.

Beyond that, the agitator connects to the main drive shaft (with one bolt) in the transmission.

If you're reasonably mechanically inclined, and the problem isn't the dogs, you can pull and open the transmission. In it are a number of gears, springs, cams etc.

A Whirlpool manual (posted on a number of sites) gives a diagram and operating flow for the washer showing how the transmission works.

We had a problem with a lot of noise on our Kenmore and traced it to a plastic cam and follower in the transmission that wasn't lifting a gear far enough above the main drive gear so that we were getting a lot of gear clashing noise.

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You may have worn agitator dogs, causing the upper portion of the agitator (called the "auger") to slip. Or, you could have a loose agitator bolt. The following link explains how to replace the dogs (if necessary) and how to access the bolt:

If you need to replace the dogs, the part number is included. You can purchase them for about $5 at For a little more, you can purchase the entire agitator drive replacement kit. Look for it under the "Agitator" parts section. You can also reference the helpful exploded view diagrams the site offers for assistance.

NOTE: When tightening the agitator bolt make sure you do not overtighten. This may cause damage to the agitator, or restrict its movement. Tighten until snug.

This repair should take about 10-15 minutes and does not require special tools, a repairman, or a lot of money. If you still require assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Hi, The most common noise in the wash cycle is the agitator not working properly. While the washer is going, raise the lid and notice if the top half of the agitator is working. If it is not moving, you will need to change the dog kit inside the agitator. The other noise I hear most is the coupler slipping on the shaft of the motor. If the coupler is bad, the washer will not spin the clothes dry either.
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Washer make a clicking noise

Zoobs, you could have something stuck under the agitator. The agitator will pull straight off. Grip it on each side and pull up hard, but don't hit yourself in the face. If that don't work, try slipping a belt under it and pull. Check for something caught under it. Another possibility could be the nylon suspension rod socket supports in the back. They will make a noise during agitation if they are dry. Put a little 3 in 1 oil to quite them down. Take the front panel off and check the pulley and belt, see if anything is out of whack. I also often find the motor support hitting the bottom panel during agitation making noise. Take the front panel off and observe during agitation. See if the support is striking the bottom. If so, just bend the bottom panel down. back.

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