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?
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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AGIT DOGS ,,, go get or order whirlpool part number 80040
replace those and you should be good to go.. they are under the cap and have lil grippers on them that wear down and help rotate the agaitator assy..
I think that the problem is actually inside the agitator itself. There are 'dogs' in there and when they are stripped, you can move the agitator both clockwise and counterclockwise without resistance. If that is the case for you, then that is probably your trouble.
Pop the top off the agitator, then with a 7/16ths socket (might be 9/16th, been a while) on an extension, remove the agitator hold down bolt, pull straight up on the agitator to remove it. It'll give you a bit of a fight, so be careful you don't pop yourself in the chin with it :)
This agitator is in two pieces, so seperate it, then you will see the dogs I speak of on a retainer. You can get replacements at any appliance parts store, and shouldn't be too costly. Replace them, slide the retainer into the upper portion, then holding this upside down, place the lower portion onto it to prevent the dogs from coming back out. Replace the agitator, and you should be back in business.
This is my suspicion of your trouble. Hope it helps and good luck to you
probably wouldnt look under hte agitator for problem. although the trick is to hold t he agitator while looseninghte bolt, it will then lifts right off after bolt removed., i would remove hte cover and perhaps look for a broken spring , bleach sometimes falls through rusting out metal brackets
I don't know if the agitator is turning or not but the whole agitator is lose from the bottom part of the agitator. The washer also leaks. We have checked all of the hoses etc and there is no problem with that. We wonder if the leak isn't coming from the agitator being lose.
after removing the agitator from the machine (7/16 bolt) i place the agitator on the floor, step on either side of it and pull up on the top half, ittl come loose, needs a little help! a word of advice though is after replacing the agitator dogs, turn the entire agitator upside down and insert the bolt through the entire agitator assy and keep constatn pressure on the bolt as you turn it boack over and try to realign with thte tranny shat. ( you see the parts wanna seperate as you try to reinstall them otherwise)
you need to install new agitator dogs . very in expensive. remove cap on top of agitator reach in and remove opaque cover. you should see a 1/2 " bolt remove that and pull up on agitator. pull apart two halves. disassemble. install four dogs. reassemble in reverse order
(Roper is actually made by Whirlpool) This is simpler than it sounds, just takes time and a few steps.
Do you have a fabric softener dispenser that resides on top of the agitator? This dispenser simply snaps onto the top of the agitator. Some styles use a decorative cap. To remove the dispenser, simply grab it and firmly pull up.
There is a cap that covers the bolt or nut that holds the agitator in place. To remove the agitator cap, insert a small flat-head screw driver into the seam between the agitator cap and the upper agitator (the part that moves). Use a twisting or prying action to pop the cap off of the agitator. Sometimes there is a little slot where you can insert the screwdriver. Look for it first.
There maybe an internal debris cap under this:
Inside the agitator you will see a cap with a raised handle. Simply reach into the agitator and twist the cap while pulling up. This will remove the cap and its o-ring.
Removing the agitator:
When looking into the agitator assembly, you will notice a single nut in the center of the agitator. Use a socket kit or nut driver to remove this bolt or nut from the agitator stud. Don't use plyers, it'll just mess up the nut.
With the bolt removed you should be able to remove the agitator by simply pulling up. Twist back and forth CW & CCW when lifting. Some are a 2 piece design, so pulling up will actually remove either the whole agitator assembly or only half of it. If whole assy comes up and you may need to seperate the two for your new parts. Place the Lower Agitator on the floor and stand on the flat lip. Then Pull up to separate the Upper Agitator (mover) from the Lower Agitator. As far as your parts go I'm not sure where they go without seeing it myself.
There is a spline or ratch assembly which causes the agitator to move back and forth. They are usually made of plastic and get worn or break. This might be what you are replacing. It's not clear as to what parts they gave you.