Question about Washing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE agitator does work
The agitator is fastened to the agitator shaft and its movement is driven either by splines or a simple clutch assembly. The splines are usually plastic or rubber nubs on a cylinder that fits over the agitator shaft. If the nubs wear down, the shaft will not turn properly or it will turn weakly. If the agitator is moving in only one direction, the likely cause is the clutch assembly. The clutch has dogs that depress and pop up with each turn. If those dogs are worn, they will not engage properly and the agitator will turn only in one direction.
Various makes and models differ in how the agitator is removed. In some newer models, the agitator just lifts straight up and out. However, in most models you will have to do some combination of the following steps. First remove the fabric softener dispenser, if any. It should either lift or screw off. Next remove the cap. It may lift off, screw off or failing that, it may need to be pried off.
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
SOURCE: GE washer approx8 yrs old
Slip a belt or rope under the agitator and attach both ends to a thick handle, rod, or pipe. Yank up hard. Agitator should come right off. Remove the plastic upside down can shaped agitator drive spline, which is held on by one bolt. It should come right off, but sometimes you have to crack the plastic to remove them. If you cannot turn the small grooved metal shaft (that you can now see) with your fingers that's good, you can just replace the agitator drive with a new one, replace the agitator, and you are set to go. If you can turn the metal grooved shaft with your fingers, you are basically screwed, as you would need to replace the transmission. (which is not really cost effective on your out of warranty low end washer)
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
Reach down to the bottom of the tub and pull the agitator straight up and out of the machine. Sometimes this is a bit difficult. If so, slip a belt or rope under the agitator, attach to a 2 x 2 or similar object, and **** it straight up and out of the machine. Now, take the bolt out of the center part with a 1/2 inch wrench. Pull the upside down can shaped nylon part straight up and off. If it does not come off, you can crack it in parts with a hammer and chisel if needed. Try to turn the splined shaft with your fingers. If you can turn it, you are screwed. (need a new transmission) Most likely you will not be able to turn it with your fingers, which is good. That means that all you have to do is replace the agitator drive (sometimes called an air bell coupler) part number WH49X10042, reinstall agitator, and you are ready to go. Cheap fix.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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