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What holds it in place after agitator is removed

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U need a tool called a spanner wrench that removes the metal nut at bottom of agitator.

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SOURCE: Now do you remove agitator from washer drum?

There are 4 holes at the base of the agitator. Use a screwdriver to push in at each hole in order to pop the plastic grove that holds it in place. The agitator cap will then pull off to reveal 6 3/8" bolts. Remove these with a socket set and the entire agitator can be lifted to free the garment. To reassemble, position the agitator holes over the holes in the base, reinsert and tighten the bolts, snap the cap back on, and your are ready to go.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: I am unable to remove the agitator from my Kelvinator K605 washin

 Before removing the agitator, unplug the washer to avoid an electrical shock hazard.
The agitator's movement back and forth is important for the cleaning of your laundry. If it doesn't function properly, your clothes won't be as clean as possible. If your agitator does not move, moves only in one direction or its movement is very weak, you will probably need to remove the agitator. Furthermore, in order to inspect the tub for leaks, the clutch assembly, the splines, or to remove the spin drum, you will have to remove the agitator.
he 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.
read more about the agitator removal in the next comment.







Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: cant remove agitator. Fabric softener cap is off but i do not see a screw or bolt to remove the assembly. agitator is only weakly working

There should be a 7/16 bolt in the bottom of the cup once you have taken the cup out. Its kinda deep you would need a longer extension. Also this agitator bolt usually has a gasket material attached to it and it may be covered by another cap.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Removal of agitator

I gotta congratulate you for taking on the toughest job on your washer. The transmission replacement is daunting if you've never done one before.

OK... about your question.

Here's a place with detailed instructions (and pictures) on how to do the 2X4 trick. If after doing that you still can't get it, then try tapping (actually a little more than just "tapping") the agitator with a rubber mallet. This will (hopefully) loosen any rust on the splined shaft allowing the 2X4 to do its' job.

As a last resort, you can get yourself an "Agi-Tamer". It's a tool that we in the appliance repair biz use for just this problem. It's a snazzy little gizmo that fits between the bottom of the agitator and the tub. It has a water hose connected to it... you then take that hose and put it on the cold water valve behind the washer. Then you slowly open the valve filling the Agi-Tamer with water. As it fills, it expands and forces the agitator to lift with it. You have to be careful, though. I've seen agitators fly off the shaft like a cork from a champagne bottle! So if you go this route, put your 2X4 over the agitator as the Agi-Tamer fills to keep it from flying, OK?

(*NOTE* ---> the link to the Agi-Tamer above shows one designed to use air pressure, not water (like the one I use). I've never used one with air, but it appears that it'll hook up to a bicycle tire pump or one of those inflatable swimming pool toy electric pumps. Just a word of caution here... knowing what I do about Hydraulics and Pneumatics, the pneumatic model WILL MOST DEFINITELY BLOW THE AGITATOR OFF THE SHAFT!!! So, take care if you use that model, OK?

Now where to get one. This is a specialty tool sold to appliance repair guys (and girls... although I've never HEARD of an appliance repair girl). You may try calling a local appliance parts retailer and see if they have one in stock or look around on the web. They run about $50, so it's kinda pricey to buy it only to be using it once... why not call an appliance repair company and explain what you're trying to do. Ask them if any of their technicians carry an Agi-Tamer on board their sevice vans. Then maybe work out a deal to rent it or borrow it. Or you may simply schedule one of their technicians to come over and remove the agitator FOR you. <--- That's probably the way to go, btw. Using an Agi-Tamer is kinda dangerous and a reputable company might not want to take on the liability of you using one of theirs just in case you poke your eye out or something.

So there ya go, KR! I hope this solution was satisfactory for you and that it helps you get that pesky agitator off. If it did, please remember to rate me as "it solved my problem", deal?

SG

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Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing the drum baffle in kenmore elite he3t front loading washers

The baffle basket, I ordered from sears for my Kenmore Elite he3t washer was a "new" design but the screw holes lined up. My baffle basket did not come with the screw either. I took out the screw from an existing baffle basket and found something close. Test it in the baffle basket before you try to install it. Be careful not to drop the screw or bit.

To replace the baffle basket. Remove top of washer using a screwdriver with a T20 torque bit. There are three screws at the rear. The top slides back about an inch and lift up. Place aside. Then you will see a hose going into the drum. Ignore the clamp, just squeeze the end going into the drum and work it out. Now you need to insert the baffle basket in the drum through the front door. It is easiest to rotate the drum so you are inserting it on the bottom. It slides in with the small end toward you and you must pull it forward. Hold the drum for leverage. Now rotate the drum so the new baffle is on top. You need to line up the screw hole and screw in a small screw. Replace the hose and top of washer.

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The agitator's movement back and forth is important for the cleaning of your laundry. If it doesn't function properly, your clothes won't be as clean as possible. If your agitator does not move, moves only in one direction or its movement is very weak, you will probably need to remove the agitator. Furthermore, in order to inspect the tub for leaks, the clutch assembly, the splines, or to remove the spin drum, you will have to remove the agitator.

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