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My Maytag A284 washer is making a terrible noise while agitating. It spins fine and everything else is fine except for the agitating. How do I get the agitator off to look and see if something is caught...


Hello,

To remove that agitator look at the bottom paddles on it...one of them will have a small round hole on that side where the hole is about 3 iches up is a place where a screw is,it's a 1/4" hexhead screw remove that screw and the agiatator will pull off

If you dont see that hole(its small) it will still come off the same way just look on a 4 sides about 3" up and that screw will be there


GENE

Sep 11, 2011 | Washing Machines

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My washer makes a terrible screeching sound when it starts agitating for the wash cycle. what could this be? it is a Hotpoint, model wlw2500b


Hi this sounds like the clutch assembly, this model is fairly old, you would probably be better off getting a new washer.



Sean

Mar 27, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Won't start


if it filled proplerly and won't start now, it sounds like the door switch is broken, there could be something wrong with the rest of the electrical systems, however i would suggest the switch first. If there is a lot of noise like its trying to run, then its probably your transmission.

Jun 25, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Doesn't agitate or spin but makes loud motor sound


check your motor coupling, it is between the motor and tranny

Feb 17, 2010 | Washing Machines

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My new Kenmore 400 top load washing machine terribly noisy.


The following advice is for replacing the "Agitator Dogs" on Kenmore and Whirlpool TOP LOADER style washing machines. This simple repair can save you a fortune in repair costs as the replacement parts are very inexpensive at a cost of less than $10. The replacement kit part number is 80040. You can order on line at various appliance parts websites, or use this part number and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer.

What are "Agitator Dogs"? These are small plastic pieces (usually 4) that are located under the agitator center cap that grip the agitator and turn it during the wash cycle. They can (and do) wear out dependent upon the use of the washer. If you are in the habit of doing large load sizes frequently, or wash large items such blankets or afghans, this can wear the teeth off and reduce the life of the agitator dogs.

SYMPTOMS REQURING REPLACEMENT: The agitator fails to turn during the wash cycle, or will not turn with a heavy load. The timer will run normally through all cycles, and you will be able to hear the gearcase (transmission) engage and run. The washer will also drain normally. The only indication that something is wrong will be the agitator slipping or not turning at all. The result will be clothes that do not wash properly and will sit on the bottom of the wash tub.

To replace the Agitator Dogs, follow these steps:


1.Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.
2.If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
3.Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16" hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8" to ½" ratchet adapter to remove.
4.Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make this repair much easier.
5.Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator dog assembly will come out in your hand.
6.With the agitator dog assembly in your hand, lay the rest of the agitator aside. Pay careful attention to how the dogs are installed. Remove the worn dogs and reinstall new ones. It's that simple.
7.With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.
8.Now keep your hand over the agitator top to hold all the pieces together and turn the entire assembly over (upright position).
9.Carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Again, making sure the two pieces align correctly.
10.Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

These instructions should give you the basics on how to perform this repair. Since there are various agitator types in use by Whirlpool and Kenmore, assembly can vary.

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Mar 27, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Terrible noise when agitating


Your transmission has gone out. The reason the spin cycle works is because the transmission spins two different ways and you agitate way stripped the gear. Some places rebuild them. Try with your local stores maybe they can rebuild it or get you a good used one. If not you can order a new one from sears.com

Nov 12, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Magic Chef CAV2005AWW makes a noise in agitate cycle


Sounds like a problem in the gear case. This would be a transmision replacement.

Dec 07, 2007 | Magic Chef CAV2005A Top Load Washer

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Terrible noise while agitating


THAT COULD BE A BROKEN or LOOSE SCREW THAT HOLDS THE INNER TUB in the Center mast, hope this helps AJ

Oct 25, 2007 | GE WHRE5260E Top Load Washer

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