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70 Series Kenmore washer spins but little to none agitation

How do you take off the 7/16 bolt located on the top, in the middle of the cone, to replace the dog ears? There must be a trick to it. Thanks for your help.

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Hi, You will need an extension for you socket to reach it. You will need to hold the bottom part of the agitator with one hand and turn the socket with the other.
Does this helps you?
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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An impact wrench works well. Another, is to place a box-end wrench on it and using a light plastic head hammer, tap the wrench end firmly in CCW direction while someone holds the cone with adjustable pliers, small pipe wrench, or strap wrench.

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