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I've had an Amana Washer model ALW880QAW for about 6 yrs. Recently I've noticed old clumps of old detergent and fabric softener in the wash. I've already cleaned the fabric softener dispenser but the clumps are still appearing. So think the clumps are coming from underneath the agitator. I don't see any nuts, bolts, or screws holding down the agitator, after removing the fabric softener dispenser. How would I get the agitator removed to clean underneath it? Or is there something else I can do to get it cleaned out? Thanks.

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    there is gritty stuff coming from underneath agitator can I remove agitator to clean

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I couldn't wait for a rely on my posted question on March 6,2009. I was able to ask around to figure out how to clean this up. This Amana washer model has an agitator that is just clipped on. I just got my fingers underneath the agitator and pulled it off. After getting the agitator off, I was able to clean all of the old built up detergent and fabric softner with some old fashion scrubbing. Then I used some CLR to get what ever I missed. I pushed the agitator back until it clicked back into place and ran one washing cylce to clean things up.....Works great....No more old clumpy stuff showing up in the wash....

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