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Removing retaing screw on agitator

I have a roper that I'm trying to replace the agitator assy but can't get the retaining bolt off. What is the trick?, when I turn the bolt the whole assy moves. so I try back pressure with my hand but never get a good enough grip and ideas?

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If the oil does not work, for the bolt to come off, what other solution is there? This is in regards to the Roper wash machine, I have everything else takeing apart, ecept this bolt won't pry off it turns both ways

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Its a 7/16 bolt. so with a longer extension on a ratchet and holding bak the agitator with the other hand, perhaps a sqirt of some 3-n-1 oil ,

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