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Seems like the center agitator is not is Not working and is loose. .

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Barton,

Kind of need to know the BRAND and MODEL to have a realistic answer...

But sounds like you have worn "dogs" or ratchet levers. Two piece agitators do feel loose, but usually that is okay. See if your model has dogs and then change them.

The secret on those types of machines is to use MORE than enough water. It is low water that overloads the agitator and kills the dogs.

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SOURCE: Center bolt of the agitator would turn to get it open.

It is probably reverse thread, so you are probably turning the wrong direction.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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