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How to remove agitator bolt from kenmore elite washer 22952

I have removed softner dispenser and cap below dispenser. the bolt is suppose to be under this to remove the agitator. The bolt is flush to the top of a plastic piece and i can't get to it. I tried to push down the agitator but it doesn't move down. Thought about hammering it down,lol, but I'm afraid I'll break something else on it. The agitator is making loud noise so I know it has to be replaced. It doesn't even move around.

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  • Denise Weaver Mar 20, 2014

    I'm adding this comment for those who if out they also don't have a bolt but have a round plastic piece wit square hole about and inch wide. After watching about 20 how to video's I found out that I don't have a bolt but a plastic piece that you take out with a auger bit attached to a screwdriver like handle or I'm sure there is a special tool, but the auger works great.Please do this by hand it comes out very easy. don't use a drill. If you put it back on to tight, you just want it snug. tTey said the agitator won't turn correctly. I'm waiting for the week-end so I can get the pieces I'll need.

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Bolt should be reachable with a socket wrench. Agitator Repair Kit 285748

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

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Remove the center plastic cover with a little flat scre driver,
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Once the top cap of the agitator is removed, take a pair of pliers and pull up forcefully on the plastic cap inside. Then take a 7/16 socket wrench and remove the agitator bolt. Pull the agitator apart. Get part number 3366877 from any appliance parts store.

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Hi, Just tap on the softener dispenser to free it up. Sometimes they stick because of the softener. YOu might try and pry it off with a butter knife. There should be a 7/16" bolt to remove.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Get 2 2x2 pieces of wood or 2 oak handles, 20 inches long. lay on on top of the other on the top of the washer. Loop a rope or ******** both sides of the agitator over one of the pieces of wood and tie it to the top piece of wood. Twist the top piece of wood slowly. As the 2 loops tighten up under the agitator the bottom piece holds the rope firmly across the top of machine. This save you from getting socked in the face by the agitator when it come off. You can buy an agitator remover but why not make you one and have so much fun doing it See the pic below? just ease a stick above the 2x4 and start slowly twing till she jumps out. Note: I didn't make this design I found it on line. I would run the rope under the agitator instead of taking a chance on breaking the fins. But that's just me.The trick is to grab it by the neck instead of the base. So try that before concocting a agitator remover. The agitator just snaps on. The drive block under the agitator is stripped out Wh43X10009 91c45a0.jpgis the part number. Here it the manual3c3b88a.jpg

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

Take a look at this link so you can see what parts secure your agitator in place:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http%3a%2f%2fc.searspartsdirect.com%2flis_png%2fPLDM%2fK0507016-00003.png

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You have to lift off the cap (Item 1) and then the inner cap & washer (Items 22 and 23) to get to the mounting bolt item 21. You will have to use a socket and an extension to remove the agitator mouting bolt. After removing the mounting bolt you should be able to lift the agitator to free the shoe lace. Re-assemble in reverse order. Mounting bolt... inner cap and washer... then the top cap.

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On most top load whirpool washers (not including the calypso or the cabrillo) there are 2 main styles for getting the agitator off.

The first and easiet are for the older styles. This will be easy to identify as there is a green ring around the fabric softner dispenser holding it on. Raise the ring up and the dispenser will come off. Underneath you will see a plastic cap. Pry this off with a small flat hear screw driver. Underneath there, there will be a 7/16" bolt. Take it off with a rachet and lift the agitator from the bottom and out of the way.

The second and slightly more complicated method is for the new style. This can be identified by the 4 evenly spaced slots just underneath the fabric softner dispenser. First gently rock the top of the fabric softner side to side. the white top should come off as well as a clear plastic cup underneath. You will be left with 4 white plastic shafts sticking up just above thse slots mentioned earlier. Taking care not to break these shafts, rotate the remaining top piece of the agitator counter clock wise. Once it rotates, pull/ pry it off. Underneath there will be a clear plastic cap with 2 tabs on it. Pull the cap off by these tabs. Remove the remaining 7/16 bolt underneath and lift the agitator off by the bottom.

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